Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fudgy Nutella Cheese Chocolate Cake 4 My Sis Bday

I'm drooling just by reading the name of the cake. Who can resist a combination of chocolate, nutella and cream cheese? This is the chosen cake I made for my sis' bday last June - one Nutella big fan :)
Sorry sis, such a super late post, more than 2 months late LOL

Recipe is from Tidy Mom - Nutella Gooey Butter Cake
She used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix for the chocolate cake base
I wanted to bake my own chocolate cake but due to me being lazy time limit (I only had time to bake on Saturday evening), I opted for Betty Crockers Super Moist Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix instead

This cake is delicious! Moist, soft, and I like how the sweetness from the cake blends with the cheesiness from the topping Very dangerous, because you just can not stop at one huge slice. You will want to have the second slice - also huge LOL
Well, actually mine was not so fudgy, let alone gooey
If you see the picture in Tidy Mom, it looks so different from mine. Hers is shorter, definitely looks more moist, fudgy and gooey. Looks very much like brownies. I am not sure why she named it butter cake :)
Why my cake is different? Reason being, I didn't do the cake as per instructed. I blindly followed the instruction in the cake mix box. When I was done, then I realized that the original recipe of this cake didn't do so, in purpose!
Anyway, what's done is done. I still ended up with yummy cake :)
We enjoyed it so much and so reluctantly stopped eating it LOL
Okay, here is the recipe...
What you need:
1 box (15.25 oz) Betty Crockers Super Moist Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix (this is smaller in size than Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge (18.25 oz))
1 egg
100g butter, melted (original recipe: 1/2 cup. I would need to reduce the butter amount because of the smaller size of the cake mix)
(Note: if you use Duncan Hines, please use extra large egg and 1/2 cup butter)
For topping:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup Nutella
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups icing sugar (I reduced A LOT to 1/4 cup)
  1. Preheat oven to 160degC. Grease 13x9" pan
  2. Using an electric mixer, combine cake mix, 1 egg and melted butter until well incorporated. Press into bottom of greased pan with fingers
  3. Topping: Using an electric mixer, blend cream cheese, eggs, nutella and vanilla. Then slowly add icing sugar and beat until smooth
  4. Spread filling over cake batter, and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until edges are brown. (Do not overbake, the center should be a little gooey)
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Spread the top with Nutella (original recipe dusted with icing sugar - you may adjust according to your liking. I don't want the sweetness to be too overwhelming I can't taste the cheese at all)

I still want to bake this cake again in the future following the correct instruction (as written above). Just to satisfy my curiosity and also my need of indulging myself sinking my teeth in the oh so gooey cake :)


  1. Alice, this is a beautiful cake! Makes my mouth water and I can't wait to try it!

  2. This is a lovely fudge cake Alice.. Sometimes premix does helped in wonders...especially when we are feeling lazy... I used premix some times really saved alot of time :P



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