Chocolate Pecan Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Introduction

If you’re a fan of decadent desserts that are both easy to make and irresistibly delicious, this Chocolate Pecan Ooey Gooey Butter Cake is perfect for you. Combining a rich, buttery crust with a creamy chocolate filling and the satisfying crunch of pecans, this cake is sure to become a favorite. Whether you’re making it for a special occasion or simply to satisfy a sweet craving, this cake is bound to impress.

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg

For the Filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup whole pecans, for garnish
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)

Instructions

1. Prepare the Crust:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, melted butter, and egg until well mixed.
  3. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

2. Make the Filling:

  1. In a separate large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined.
  3. Gradually add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, beating until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  4. Stir in the chopped pecans.

3. Assemble the Cake:

  1. Pour the filling over the crust, spreading it evenly with a spatula.
  2. Arrange whole pecans on top of the filling for garnish.

4. Bake the Cake:

  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center is still slightly gooey.
  2. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

5. Serve:

  1. Once cooled, cut the cake into squares or rectangles.
  2. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

Notes and FAQs

Notes:

  • Make sure the cream cheese is softened before mixing to avoid lumps in the filling.
  • For a richer chocolate flavor, consider using dark cocoa powder.
  • The cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

FAQs:

Can I use a different type of nuts? Yes, you can substitute pecans with walnuts or almonds if you prefer.

What if I don’t have a yellow cake mix? You can use a white cake mix or even a chocolate cake mix for an extra chocolatey version.

Can I freeze this cake? Yes, you can freeze the cake. Wrap individual pieces in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

Conclusion

This Chocolate Pecan Ooey Gooey Butter Cake is a dessert that delivers on both taste and texture. The combination of a buttery crust, creamy chocolate filling, and crunchy pecans creates a truly indulgent treat. Whether you’re sharing it with friends and family or enjoying it on your own, this cake is sure to delight. Enjoy every gooey, chocolatey bite!

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