August 12th, 2010

Nutella Gooey Butter Cake

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This Nutella Gooey Butter Cake is one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever made.  Possibly the best!  

Nutella Gooey Butter Cake

Imagine a molten chocolate cake that you can slice.  It’s kind of like that.

Or a cake with a yummy pudding-like center.  Honestly, I’m not sure how to describe it.  You just have to try it! 

It’s great on it’s own, or topped with some fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Nutella Gooey Butter Cake



    • 1 package devil's food cake mix
    • 1 egg
    • 8 tablespoons butter, melted


    • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
    • 1 cup Nutella
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1 (16 oz.) box powdered sugar


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 9×13 baking pan.
    3. To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and Nutella until smooth.
    4. Mix in the eggs, vanilla, and butter. Add the powdered sugar and mix until well combined.
    5. Spread the Nutella mixture over the cake batter.
    6. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to overbake as the center should be a little gooey.
    1 review

    Who Dished It Up First: This is a Paula Dean recipe, but I discovered it here, at Plain Chicken.



    1. This looks so amazing! Thank you for sharing!!

    2. I love Nutella and this sounds delicious! I will have to try it soon!

    3. This looks and sounds fabulous! I love Nutella but have not tried baking with it yet. I think this will be my first try!

    4. This is just wrong. the devil inside me is just begging me to make this…

    5. So glad you liked it. I love this cake – I can’t make it too often or I’ll be as big as a house. This cake calls to me in the night – “Eat Me!”

    6. Looks fantastic, but then you had me right away on the hook with the Nutella which I can’t say no to :o)

    7. That looks really chocolatey and gooey. I’m all up for it…mmm. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at

    8. Oooh. That gooey center looks awesome. Great nutella recipe!

    9. looks very tempting and tasty…

    10. So deliciously gooey! Looks great!

    11. OMG!! I think I just drooled on my keyboard! Amazing!

    12. All I saw on Foodie Friday was the word Nutella and I immediately had to come take a look. WOW, this looks very good and a recipe that I plan to try this week. Thanks for sharing. Did I mention that I was a chocoholic?

      Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

    13. love paula dean this recipe sounds like a crowd pleaser

    14. Wow… this looks ridiculously indulgent and delicious.

    15. That looks REALLy good! I love nutella but don’t get to eat it that often because of my son’s nut allergy. I’m going to save this recipe though {for when he goes to college! ha!!} because I know I would totally love it.

      Thanks for stopping by my blog and for becoming a follower!

    16. The best chocolate cake? I have to try this.. good thing I have some nutella in the cupboard 🙂

    17. I love Paula Deen’s Gooey Butter Cake, but this version sounds fantastic!! Printing this one out now!

    18. This sounds really yummy – and worth every calorie!

    19. Gooey chocolate cake is right up my alley.

    20. Looks heavenly! I LOVEV nutella 🙂


    21. I found your blog through Foodie Friday! Beautiful photos and fabulous recipes. I love nutella and gooey butter cake. Can’t wait to try this one.

    22. Oh my gosh! This looks freakin’ damn good!!

    23. OH MY! I love pumpkin gooey butter cakes and I can’t wait to try this since I love nutella!

    24. These do look very gooey! YUM!

    25. YUMMMMMM! You had me at nutella! I just bought some hazelnut butter today that I am dying to try. Any suggestions?

      Also, I gave you the Blog With Substance Award today on my blog! I just love your blog! 🙂

    26. Greetings! I just became a Follower! 🙂 This looks delicious, I think my teenage son is going to LOVE it. Thank you so much for sharing!
      Best regards,

    27. P.S. I also subscribed to your blog via email — ALL of your recipes look SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!!

    28. I am heading out on vacation and need some desserts to make while boating. I just printed this one off. How do you get it so that you can have a printable recipe? I would love that on my blog as would my family? Maybe you could do a tutorial on that.

    29. I’m from STL where gooey butter cake reigns supreme. this version sounds amazing!

    30. OMG Looks soooo good!!! I love the nutella layer – thanks for sharing – I found you on Girl Creative.
      Cath @
      Baking Blog!

    31. This looks so gooey and delicious. I have about a spoonful of Nutella left in the jar so I’m going to have to get more. yum!

    32. sounds delicious, my daughter would just love it, can’t keep enough nutella in the house.I even get the two large jars at costco and they keep disappearing 😉

    33. I’ve never had a chocolatey version of this before. Looks super yummy!

      Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

    34. I’ve made the Paula Deen Strawberry version (I made some this morning)..I might have to try this for hubbie.

    35. OMG! How did I miss this one! I love a gooey butter bar anuday, but with nutella. My hips are history!

    36. I just made these for work and OMG…..they were awesome. Everybody loved them. I did have to bake mine for 60 mins. I did cut them into small squares because of how rich they are. I will be making them again

    37. How about posts from people that actually made it. Yes a picture can look good, but as we all know from the past 6 years, until you have experienced it, the hope can be all hype.


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