Chipotle Mexican Steak and Cilantro Lime Rice Burritos
This cake? Yeah, I know. It’s kind of ridiculous.
But it also just kind of happened.
Like I have no idea how I came up with this.
Ok, well I do. I was brainstorming and brainstorming some more (I brainstorm A LOT! Actually, I brainstorm so much that by the end of the day my brain normally hurts) when I came across a picture of a traditional vanilla Gooey Butter Cake. See, before I saw this picture I had no idea what gooey butter cake was. Obviously, the name intrigued me.
Really, who does not love the words gooey, butter and cake?
All in the same sentence too. That should probably be illegal.
Sometimes my brainstorming can get me into trouble.
Example? You’re looking at it.
For some reason I had Oreos floating around in my brain. Seriously, all I wanted to do was make something containing Oreos. I think it was because I have yet to post an Oreo recipe on this blog.
Wait! What am I saying! Umm, I made the most delicious Homemade Peanut Butter Oreos. They were incredible! Shoot, I totally should have made those and stuffed them into this cake!
Next time. For sure.
So here was my thought process:
Gooey Butter Cake + Oreos = Good
Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake + Oreos = Better
Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake + Oreos + Extra Chopped Oreos and a semi-hard Chocolate Peanut Butter top layer = Ridiculous
Really guys, the picture say it all. These are fudgey on the bottom, gooey in the middle and crunchy on top. It is a whole lot of awesomeness!
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I want to make this for my son’s bday but my nephew is allergic to Peanuts. How would you recommend altering the top layer to omit peanut butter?
How about using sunbutter in place of the peanut butter? That should work well for you! Let me know if you have any other questions! xx
Have you made this recently? Considering it for a potluck but wasn’t sure about that sugar to cocoa ratio.
I’ve not made this one in awhile, but all of the measurements are correct:) Let me know if you give it a try! I hope you love the recipe! xx
How much butter and cream cheese?
This recipe calls for 1 stick of butter and 8 ounces of cream cheese. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
The filling and topping were amazing but the crust was actually kind of bitter? I’m pretty sure I followed the recipe to the T, so I don’t know what happened. Could it be that the amounts for the sugar and cocoa powder are switched around? 3/4 cup cocoa powder seems like a lot…not that I thought about that while I was making it! It still got mostly eaten at the potluck I took it to but I do wonder!
Did you use sweetened or unsweetened cocoa powder?
Hi Sara! I used unsweetened cocoa powder! I hope you enjoy these!! (:
Do you think this could be made into cupcakes?
I would think so, but I have never tried it. Really there is no reason why they would not work as cupcake though!
Let me know how it goes!