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Chocolate Pecan Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Chocolate Pecan Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


Get ready to fall in love with the rich and decadent flavors of our Chocolate Pecan Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. With a buttery chocolate crust and a gooey chocolate and pecan filling, this cake is a perfect treat for any occasion. It’s easy to make and sure to wow your family and friends!



For the Crust:

  • 1 box (15.25 oz) Chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Large egg

For the Filling:

  • 8 oz Cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cups Confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup Pecans, chopped


  • Preheat: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Make the Crust: In a large mixing bowl, combine the chocolate cake mix, melted unsalted butter, and egg. Mix until well combined. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish to form the crust.
  • Prepare the Filling: In a separate mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs, unsweetened cocoa powder, and vanilla extract, and mix until fully combined. Gradually add the melted butter and mix until smooth. Slowly add the confectioners’ sugar, one cup at a time, mixing until the filling is smooth and creamy. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  • Assemble: Pour the filling over the crust, spreading it out evenly.
  • Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center is slightly gooey. Avoid overbaking to keep that gooey texture.
  • Cool: Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely in the baking dish.
  • Serve: Cut the cake into squares. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Enjoy every rich, chocolatey, and gooey bite! 🍫🍰


  • Softening Cream Cheese: Leave the cream cheese out at room temperature for about 30 minutes before using to ensure it softens properly.
  • Mixing: Use an electric mixer for the filling to ensure it is smooth and creamy.
  • Storage: Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to a week.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 piece (1/12 of the cake)
  • Calories: 450
  • Sugar: 45g
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg