Gooey Chocolate Butter Cake bars recipe that is so fudgy and tastes like both cake and brownies! Recipe is easy to make with a box of cake mix and 6 other ingredients.
Why I love these Chocolate Butter Cake Bars
I’m writing this post on Election Day so nerves are high in my home. I’m anxious. I’m nervous. I turn the TV on. I turn the TV off. I open the refrigerator 50 times. I hug my daughters 250 times. Ok, it’s that time. I need comfort food. Bring on these Gooey Chocolate Butter Cake bars!
Here’s a quick video I made to show you how simple it is to make.
This Chocolate Butter Cake is so fudgy and moist. I mean really really really fudgy. They taste like half cake, half brownies, 100% delicious. When you eat the first one, you’ll feel the comfort. You’ll feel the hug that we all need right now. Chocolate Butter Cake bars, I love you.
Ingredients for Chocolate Butter Cake
There’s nothing fancy you need for this recipe. If you bake regularly you probably already have everything in your kitchen. The main ingredient is a box of devil’s food or chocolate cake mix, besides that you’ll need these 6 other ingredients:
- cream cheese
- powdered sugar
- cocoa powder
How to Make
This recipe is made in a 13×9 baking dish, so prepare that by spraying with nonsick spray (bottom and sides) and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Add cake mix and butter (softened) together in a large mixing bowl and mix with an electric hand mixer. This won’t be super creamy, but once you add in 2 eggs and continue mixing, it will start to look like a cake mix.
Pour this cake mix mixture into the bottom of your baking pan.
In the same bowl, mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, remaining 2 eggs and vanilla. Again, use the hand mixer. This recipe calls for 4 cups of powdered sugar which equals a 16 oz box.
Spread this mixture on top of the first mixture in the baking dish.
Bake for 45 minutes. The cake will appear not cooked after 45 minutes in the middle, but this is what makes it so fudgy. Trust me on this one. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Cut into how many slices you want. We usually do 9-12, but you could even do 18 bars as these will fill you up pretty quickly.
Now that hug you need – eat your Gooey Chocolate Butter Cake slice and enjoy!
PS: Want to make the recipe but only have yellow cake mix? Make my Cake Mix Butter Cake!
Other Chocolate Recipes:
The Best Chocolate Milkshake
Fudge Chocolate Balls
Chocolate Chip Donuts
Chocolate Pretzel Cookies
Peanut Butter Cups
Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookies Made With Bread Flour
Chocolate Kidney Bean Brownies
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Gooey Chocolate Butter CakePrint
- 1 15.25 ounce box of chocolate or devil's food cake mix
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 4 eggs
- 8 ounce cream cheese
- 4 cups powdered sugar (equals 16 oz box)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13×9 baking dish with nonstick spray.
- Cream cake mix and butter together in a large bowl with electric hand mixer. Add 2 eggs and continue mixing. Pour mixture into the bottom of the dish.
- In the same bowl mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, remaining 2 eggs and vanilla Spread this mixture on top of the first mixture.
- Bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting and serving into desired number of slices.