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double chocolate strawberry gooey butter cake

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Robin Lieneke
Chamois, MO

I specialize in Gooey Butter Cakes and make 58 different flavors. This one is one of my best sellers and my favorite. Using fresh fruit makes such a difference in flavor! It is rich creamy deliciousness.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Ooey, gooey, and oh so creamy, this gooey butter cake is such a treat. It is like a chocolate covered strawberry, in cake form. Decadent and rich, we loved every bite. Our chocolate chips didn't swirl as lovely as we would have liked so we ended up spreading them a little bit. Still delicious!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 15 -18
prep time 15 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For double chocolate strawberry gooey butter cake

  • 1 box
    milk chocolate cake mix
  • 4
  • 2 stick
    butter, separated, melted
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese (8 oz.)
  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar
  • 1/3 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c
    strawberries, frozen, thawed and drained well
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    strawberry preserves, heated for drizzling
  • 1/3 c
    mini chocolate chips

How To Make double chocolate strawberry gooey butter cake

  • Dry cake mix, egg, and melted butter combined and pressed into a bowl.
    Mix together dry cake mix, 1 egg, and 1 stick of melted butter until a smooth dough forms. Press in the bottom of a buttered 9x13 pan.
  • Eggs, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder, butter, and strawberries mixed in a bowl.
    In the same bowl, mix remaining eggs, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder, the second stick of butter (melted), and strawberries until smooth and creamy.
  • Batter poured on top of dough and jam swirled through.
    Pour on top of the dough in pan. Drizzle with strawberry preserves and swirl to make it pretty.
  • Mini chocolate chips sprinkled on the cake.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Don't over bake, you want the middle to be a little bit jiggly. It will set as it cools. As soon as you remove the cake from the oven, sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips.
  • Spreading the mini chocolate chips with a knife.
    After about 3 minutes when they are soft, use a spoon or knife to swirl the melted chips on the top. Serve with whipped cream.