Chocolate gooey butter cake

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N ---For topping---
8 ounces Soft whipped cream cheese; at room temperature
3 ounces Bittersweet or semisweet chocolate; melted
1 \N Egg
1 \N Box powdered sugar; (1-pound) sifted -For cake---
1½ cup All-purpose flour
1 cup Granulated sugar
¼ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Baking powder
½ cup Butter (1 stick); melted
2 \N Eggs
½ cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Butter a 9-by-13-inch cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To prepare topping: Whip together cream cheese, melted chocolate and egg. When mixture is smooth, stir in sugar. Set aside. To prepare cake: Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder in bowl of an electric mixer. In another bowl, stir together melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla. Slowly add the liquid ingredients to dry ingredients; beat for 3 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan. Gently spread topping over cake. Bake for 40 minutes or until done. Let cake cool completely, at least 4 hours, before cutting. The cake will stay moist and delicious for 3 days. Yield: 8 to 10 servings. Food writer Judith Olney developed this recipe for "The Farm Market Cookbook" (Doubleday).

Recipe by: St. Louis Post-Dispatch 8/19/96 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Nancy Pallotta <nancee@...> on Feb 16, 1998

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