Chewy Gooey Chocolate Cake

Darci Juris


This brownie-like, caramel goodness with walnuts and lots of chocolate is seriously to die for. Yes, I can't lie… it's rich, but totally worth every sinfully scrumptious bite. (not for the faint at heart)

NOTE: it must be made the night before so it can sit in the refrigerator overnight. It's definitely better the next day. After that, you can leave it out on your counter.


★★★★★ 2 votes

18-24 squares
20 Min
30 Min
Convection Oven


  • 1
    box german chocolate cake mix
  • 3/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 1 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1 pkg
    caramels (14 oz)
  • 1 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 1 c
    ghirardelli chocolate chips
  • 4
    square semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/4 c
    half and half

How to Make Chewy Gooey Chocolate Cake


  1. Mix cake as directed on box. Add melted butter and only 2/3 cup of the milk.
  2. Pour half the batter into a greased and floured 13x9 dish.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  4. While cake is baking, melt caramels with the remaining milk.
  5. Remove cake from oven and pour caramel mixture over the cake. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of nuts and all the chocolate chips.
  6. Add remaining half of batter on top.
    Return to oven and bake 20 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, for the frosting, melt the semi-sweet squares of chocolate with the half n' half.
  8. When cake is done, remove from oven. Spread the frosting atop the cake. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts.
  9. Cover with plastic wrap and set in refrigerator overnight. Remove from frig and let it sit out to warm up a bit. Cut into one inch squares, and serve.

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About Chewy Gooey Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: German

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