Nutella Cheesecake Gooey Cake Bars





Okay, I really need to discuss this with someone.. Has anyone seen the movie “Splice?” My DB and I got it on Netflix recently and watched it two days ago. Ever since then, I just can’t get it out of my head. It has to be one of the most disturbing movies that I’ve ever seen… definitely top three most disturbing, anyway. I couldn’t even watch two of the scenes. I was hiding my head in my DB’s shoulder while he was being the tough guy, telling me to just watch the dang movie. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so I won’t say what happened, but ahhhhhhhhh! Get it out of my head. Please.
I’m thinking of doing a FAQ post this week and would love to answer any questions you may have, right here on my blog! Just leave a question in the comments on this post and let’s get the ball rolling!
I’m still working on those massive Nutella jars that I got from Costco. These definitely did the job– an easy dish with minimal ingredients and a bang of flavor. I used a dark chocolate cake mix since that’s what I had on hand, but any chocolate mix will do. To sum up the recipe, it’s a Nutella cheesecake on top of a soft, moist, & dense cake. Perfect! I especially loved the texture of the piece. The top turned out nice and crackly, while the layers just melded together. From Let’s Dish


  • 1 package devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (16 oz.) box powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together the cake mix, egg, and butter until well combined. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 9×13 baking pan.
  3. For the filling: Beat the cream cheese and Nutella until creamy.
  4. Stir in the eggs, vanilla, and butter. Slowly add the powdered sugar until incorporated. Spread the Nutella mixture over the pressed cake batter.
  5. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. The center should still be a little gooey, so don’t over bake!




  1. says

    Looks delicious! I’ve never heard of that movie but sounds like I won’t be seeing it in my lifetime either. Whenever we watch disturbing or scary movies, I make sure my boyfriend’s wearing a shirt he doesn’t love because I pull on it to hide my eyes!

  2. says

    Wow. Just wow. I almost fell out of my chair! I really really really want to make these, but I’m almost afraid of how intensely awesome they will be! Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    @hannah- it was a sci-fi/thriller/horror kind of film.

    @smalltownoven- it’s the movie with adrien brody.. i LOVE scary movies. it’s definitely one of my guilty pleasures! :)

  4. Anonymous says

    I know some people say chocolate is better than sex with regard to some food items.. these really look the part!! Do want. I’ll have to try these soon when I can eat them all in a corner as to not feel guilty about it :)

  5. says

    I just made these tonight. They are super great… but I cooked mine for the full 50 minutes and the middle didn’t cook all the way. :( Next time I’ll cook them for probably 60.

  6. says

    These were AMAZINGLY decadent! Here in St. Louis, we call this a “gooey butter cake.” I made these for a party, and they devoured the whole pan in a flash.


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