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Chocolate Marble Gooey Butter Cake

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“This very moist cake (almost like a cheese cake) is from the Cake Mix Doctor - she has some great ideas for using cake mixes, and this is definitely one of them. Very moist, and rich and plenty of chocolate and very easy to make. It was a definite hit with my chocoholic husband.”
READY IN:
1hr 5mins
SERVES:
15-20
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place a rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
  2. For the crust, mix the cake mix, melted butter and egg in bowl and blend on low speed 2 minutes. (if using a handheld mixer, you'll probably have to kick up the speed to medium).
  3. Pat the batter into an ungreased 9x13 pan smoothing it out so it's even.
  4. For the filling: beat the cream cheese in the same bowl for 30 seconds until fluffy.
  5. Add eggs, vanilla and melted butter beating on medium speed for 1 minute.
  6. Slowly add the confectioners sugar until well blended. Beat 1 minute more.
  7. Reserve 1 cup of cheese mixture. Spread remaining mixture over the crust, smoothing till even.
  8. Melt chocolate chips in pan over boiling water, or melt in microwave 1 minute at a time making just until melted.
  9. Stir the chocolate (still hot) with the reserved cheese filling until well blended.
  10. Spoon chocolate over filling in pan and swirl with a knife for marbling effect.
  11. Bake 45 - 47 minutes until it is well browned, but the center still jiggles when you shake the pan.
  12. Remove pan and cool at least 30 minutes. before cutting into bars. Store 4 days on counter, or 1 week in refrigerator. This can also be frozen up to 6 months.

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