Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Recipe || Nutella Gooey Butter Cake

Greetings from London! Now when I bake treats, Sam and I eat some, (I eat some more), and I usually box some up for him to take into work. But oh no, not this recipe. We each had a bar and decided that there was no way that we would share the treats this week.
I think Nutella is the closest rival to my Oreo obsession. Also, I keep trying to fatten Sam up and nothing is working.
Nutella Gooey Butter Cake
Nutella Gooey Butter Cake
It’s practically begging to be eaten, right?

For first layer:
1 box chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup melted butter
1 egg

For second layer:
2 eggs, beaten
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup Nutella
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 cups of powdered sugar

Nutella Gooey Butter Cake batter
It took A LOT of self-restraint to stop myself from eating the batter.

Preheat oven to 325 F and grease a 9×11 pan.

Nutella Gooey Butter Cake top layer prebaking
It also took self-restraint to stop myself from eating this layer as well.

Mix the cake mix, butter and egg together until thoroughly combined. The batter will be very thick. Press it into the pre-greased pan with your fingers.

Nutella Gooey Butter Cake
I hate waiting for baked goods to cool. It’s the pits. I just want the treats in my face right away!

In a second bowl, using a hand mixer, blend the beaten eggs, cream cheese, vanilla and Nutella together. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar a little bit at a time.

Nutella Gooey Butter Cake close up
I love the way that brownie “skin” crackles on top!

Pour the Nutella cream cheese mixture over the first layer in the pan.  Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

Allow it to cool and then slice into bars.

Nutella Gooey Butter Cake
Bars of pure delight.

Personally, I think this treat tastes even better the next day!

Nutella Gooey Butter Cake
What I wouldn’t give to have another one for breakfast today.

I can’t think of a single thing I couldn’t eat Nutella off of. (That’s a bit of an exaggeration…. but barely)

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  • Kirstie Semler

    That looks so delicious! I think I am going to have to make this.

  • Claudz

    This looks amazing. I nearly licked my screen!

  • Deanna H

    Holy. Yum. That’s all I can say.

  • Karly Kim

    You know that I’ve never had Nutella. Come make this at my place, okay? I just cleaned the kitchen.

  • Alli

    Nutella is the world’s greatest achievement! These look so delicious, I might have to give them a try….if I can stop eating all the nutella from the jar!

  • Joy

    Nutella is so delicious! Even yesterday, I was trying to think of something new to do with nutella. I think you have just solved my quandary. Great post, now I’m hungry.

  • Mmm…

    I love that Nutella can be used for so many things and yet it somehow only makes it from the spoon to my belly and nothing else with me.

  • meet.make.laugh.

    Silly question – but did you bake the first layer before pouring the second layer on top, or bake it all together? This sounds yummy! ~Stephanie

  • Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often

    Oh that looks so good!!

  • Haley

    “Well you may not fatten him up.. but keep an eye on his cholesterol! ” -Debbie Downer 😉

  • Deidre

    Oh my goodness! These look absolutely AMAZING.

  • t
  • Girl, why would you post this! It looks SO good!