Gooey Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cake

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We all know that I’m not much of a cake baker. I mean, sure, I try. But, I usually fail.

Layers split apart and fling themselves onto the floor.

The fillings end up oozing out the sides in a most unattractive manner.

The moist cake that I imagine is, in reality, a dry, crumbly, pathetic excuse for a cake.

It’s very sad, is what I’m saying.

Trust me when I say that this cake is simple, fail-proof, and super delish. This might have something to do with the fact that it’s just baked in a 9×13 dish with no worry of evening up layers, or stacking layers, or filling layers, or any of that other ridiculous cake making junk.

Sure, it’s not the most pretty cake ever, but it’s perfect for a family dinner or a chocolate attack. You probably noticed there is no frosting, and that’s because it truly doesn’t need it. It’s so moist and gooey from the filling, that you won’t miss the frosting. Told ya this was an easy cake!

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Gooey Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cake


1 box chocolate cake mix, prepared according to package directions, but not baked
1 1/2 cups dulce de leche (or caramel sauce)
1 cup hot fudge sauce


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
Pour half of the prepared cake mix into the bottom of the baking dish.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove the cake from the oven and pour warmed dulce de leche and hot fudge sauce over the cake. Spread to cover the entire cake.
Pour remaining cake batter over the top of the cake and return to the oven for 20 minutes or until the cake is done.
Cool for 20 minutes (or more) before serving.

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14 Responses to “Gooey Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cake”

  1. Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie February 15, 2012 @ 9:54 am (#

    Looks yummy!


  2. Jill February 15, 2012 @ 10:23 am (#

    Yummy for sure!


  3. Deborah February 15, 2012 @ 12:25 pm (#

    Seriously, I’m drooling.


  4. shelly (cookies and cups) February 15, 2012 @ 1:38 pm (#

    I am all about an ugly dessert. Not that this is ugly, bet err…yeah, you know what I mean.


  5. Sara February 15, 2012 @ 5:35 pm (#

    Easy and tasty? I’m in!


  6. Linda February 16, 2012 @ 11:50 am (#

    This looks so tasty! I love your recipes they are often the inspiration for my own!


  7. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies February 17, 2012 @ 9:27 am (#

    I just discovered Dulce de Leche myself, and made some yummy cookies. I’ve been dreaming of other ways to use it, and this cake looks like an amazing idea! I think a thin layer in the middle would be perfect. Can’t wait to try it myself!


  8. Joanne February 17, 2012 @ 10:46 am (#

    AND it’ll use up that dulce de leche that you’ve fattened us up with and is sitting in our refrigerators begging us to go at it with a spoon. Is that just me?


  9. grace February 17, 2012 @ 5:14 pm (#

    this is so easy, i can’t think of any excuse to avoid making it except that it’ll make me a chubster, that’s a price i’m willing to pay. :)


  10. S. Wilkerson September 3, 2012 @ 10:01 am (#

    Oh my goodness!


  11. Dara July 27, 2013 @ 3:36 pm (#

    How would you freeze this? And it looks drop dead gooey! LOL


    • Karly replied: — July 28th, 2013 @ 7:54 am

      I’m sorry, I have no idea! I don’t usually freeze baked goods, so I’m no help with that.



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