Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake

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A  St. Louis specialty with a chocolate twist, Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake, couldn’t be easier to make and everyone is sure to love it! Perfect for your next party or pot-luck, everyone will be begging for the recipe.

Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake. So delicious you wont want to share! recipe at TidyMom.net

 

It’s no secret that my family is a big fan of gooey butter cake.  The traditional, St. Louis style gooey butter cake has graced our breakfast and dessert tables for as long as I can remember.

Two years ago I thought “why does it have to be a yellow cake?’ ……….to switch it up and came up with a Chocolate Nutella Gooey Butter Cake recipe and gave the original gooey butter cake a run for its money.

Nutella Gooey Butter Cake

The Nutella Gooey Butter cake is currently the most requested dessert from our friends and family.

BUT……. just when you think gooey butter cake can’t get any better…

In walks, Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake

give her a round of applause 

Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake. So delicious you wont want to share! recipe at TidyMom.net

If you aren’t familiar with gooey butter cake, it’s a St. Louis tradition that has spread nationwide.

The original gooey butter cake version had a sweet yeast dough topped with a gooey butter filling that was sweet gooey.  

The modern recipe is simplified by using a cake mix, which becomes the crust and is topped with a sweet creamy filling made of cream cheese, butter and sugar.  SUPER easy!

Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey Butter Cake

So, this time I decided to combine elements from our two favorite gooey butter cakes, and use a chocolate cake/crust and add chocolate chips to the ooey gooey filling for a Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake!

 

Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake. So delicious you wont want to share! recipe at TidyMom.net

 

This cake actually resemble a bar-type dessert instead of what we know as a traditional cake, so feel free to eat it with your hands, like a bar or brownie!

A St. Louis specialty that couldn’t be easier to make and everyone is sure to love it!

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Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake. So delicious you wont want to share! recipe at TidyMom.net

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Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake

Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake

Yield: 12-16 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
This St. Louis specialty with a chocolate twist couldn't be easier to make and everyone is sure to love it! Perfect for your next party or pot-luck, everyone will be begging for the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 (18-1/4 ounce) Box Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

For Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325° F and lightly grease 13x9-inch pan
  2. Using an electric mixer, combine cake mix, 1 egg and melted butter until well incorporated. Press into bottom of greased pan with fingers.
For Filling:
  1. Using an electric mixer, blend, cream cheese, 2 beaten eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Then slowly and powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Spread filling over cake batter, and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until edges are brown. (Do not overbake, the center should be a little gooey)
  3. Dust with powdered sugar on top after cake has cooled and garnish with chocolate chips.

Notes

This cake is even better the next day and can be prepared up to three days in advance. If you can not find the Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake mix, any 18-1/4 ounce dark chocolate cake mix will do.

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