Oh.my.word! We just partook of Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cakes from Kimberly. And they are FABULOUS!! Mmmm...It's just the right way to finish a day!
Here's the recipe:
Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cakes
8 T. - 1 stick butter, melted, plus 8 more tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted, plus additional butter, for greasing pan
1 (18.25-oz.) pkg. chocolate cake mix
1 egg, plus 2 eggs
1 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
3 to 4 T. cocoa powder
1 – 16 oz. box powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
1 c. chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly grease a 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, 1 egg, and 1 stick melted butter, and stir until well blended.
Pat mixture into prepared pan and set aside.
In a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the remaining 2 eggs, and the cocoa powder. Lower the speed of the mixer, and add the powdered sugar. Continue beating until ingredients are well mixed. Slowly add the remaining 1 stick of melted butter, and the vanilla, continuing to beat the mixture until smooth. Stir in nuts with a rubber spatula.
Spread filling over cake mixture in pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the cake; the center should still be a little gooey when finished baking. Let cake partially cool on a wire rack before cutting into pieces.
Yield: 20-24 servings
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Also, here is the email I sent out today regarding the Siesta Fiesta cookbooks, just in case you didn't receive it and need to know.
I have received 50% of the monies for the cookbooks and have NOT DEPOSITED them, yet. I am depositing them this Friday, March 13th into my cousin, Diana's account.
The cost of ordering the cookbooks is $1,338.00. That is 75% of the total funds, if everyone sends them. So I will not order the cookbooks until I have 25% more. Then I will order and ship them out within the week. I will email you when I reach the point of ordering.
So right now, if you have sent money and it hasn't cleared your account, it should clear early next week.
I need those of you who HAVE NOT sent money to go ahead and send it, so that we can get the cookbooks ordered.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I'd be happy to answer questions.
With Much Joy in Jesus,