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Caramel, Chocolate & Almond Gooey Butter Cake

Melissa Sperka Recipe

By Melissa Sperka MelissasSouthernStyleKitchen

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Who doesn't love a gooey butter cake? The variations and flavor combinations are endless. I came up with this version using some of my family's favorite sweet indulgences! It's an original creation that's sure to please! [See Cook's note on the bottom of the original recipe for further information about ingredients.]

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Wow, what a cake! We fell in love with this recipe at first bite. The Crew and I prepared this cake once using caramel cake mix and once using a butter cake mix. Happily, it turned out wonderfully both ways.

NOTE: A funny thing happened while I was preparing to take this cake's picture... I got the plate all fixed for the photo, then suddenly reached in the drawer for a fork and took a bite!! Proceed with caution - It's that darn irresistible.


1 box
caramel cake mix
1 can(s)
dulce de leche [13.4 oz.]
16 oz
powdered sugar
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
2 stick
melted butter, divided
4 large
1/3 c
slivered almonds, toasted
1/3 c
toffee bits
1/3 c
mini chocolate chips, plus 1/2 cup
1 Tbsp
heavy cream
1 tsp

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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Angela DeRemigio DeRemigio
Jan 1, 2015
Thank you Rose O'Connell!! I plan to make this for our monthly breakfast get together at work. Can't wait to try it!!
Tonna Canfield thepreacherswife
Jan 1, 2015
Great recipe! I made it with a chocolate cake mix, just because that was what I already had and it was great. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely make it again!
Tonna Canfield thepreacherswife
Jan 1, 2015
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Rose O'Connell cookswithwine
Dec 30, 2014
Angela DeRemigio - Since this has no uncooked dairy in it I think it would be ok to leave unrefrigerated so you can take it to work . I have made this and it is a VERY good cake.
Angela DeRemigio DeRemigio
Dec 30, 2014
Congratulations! Can this be made the night before so I could take to work & also does it need to be kept in the refrigerator?