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Ugly Cake

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This is for the serious chocolate loving sweet tooth!! Called "ugly" because the top ends up looking like something went wrong, but this cake is TOTALLY RIGHT!! I have made this for years and it is always requested. Just don't count the calories...this cake may have more of them than any other I know!

  • Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Servings: 10
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Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 1 Box Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 Stick butter - melted
  • 2 Eggs
  • Topping:
  • 1 Stick butter - melted (yes, another stick of butter)
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese - softened
  • 1 lb. Powdered Sugar
  • Note: Margarine is fine.

Baking Instructions

  1. 1. No need to prepare the 9 X 13 pan.
  2. 2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. 3. Melt butter for Cake layer. Mix with Devil's Food mix and 2 eggs. Mix this as you would brownies, just until all ingredients are moist.
  4. 4. Press cake mixture into bottom of pan.
  5. 5. Melt 2nd stick of butter.
  6. 6. Mix with cream cheese and powdered sugar.
  7. 7. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the top.
  8. 8. Bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Note: The toothpick test does not work very well with this recipe. I had to make it a couple times in my oven to get the timing just right. You want to cook it until done, but not over cook it. It really should have a moist brownie texture.

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Tips

Dry Cakes are Yuckie

Dry Cakes are Yuckie

To prevent your cakes from drying out add a package of instant pudding and 1/2 the milk the pudding box requires to make the actual pudding. ie: if you were to make chocolate pudding the box says use 2 cups of cold milk. If you are adding the pudding to a cake use only 1 cup of cold milk. Note: adding the pudding make the cake very dense and you will need to lower the tempurature of the oven from 350 to 325 or 300 and bake cake for an extra 20 to 30 min depending on your oven.


Lemon and Vanilla

Lemon and Vanilla

It really helps to add a little lemon juice and a little vanilla to make it melt in your mouth. I tried it and it turned out very well. My family tasted it before dinner, and we ended up eating the entire cake before dinner even started.





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