We have gone triple chocolate this week! Chocolate cake/cookie type base, Chocolate Cream Cheese center and Chocolate frosting….is it rich? You better believe it!
This week I made Frosted Gooey Chocolate Cake Bars. Again with the extra long title and a little misleading on this one as well. I didn’t really find this to be all that gooey but it’s 100% chocolate so I’ll give it that.
The recipe starts out with making a base with a chocolate cake mix. I’m a big fan of using cake mixes in other ways than just cake so I always like to give these kind of things a try. The bottom layer is just the cake mix, 1 egg and melted butter. It is very thick when you finish mixing it together. The second layer is a chocolate cream mixture, pretty standard stuff. I didn’t make any changes to this recipe but I wish I had. I would have added a little more liquid to the base mixture, maybe some sour cream or a little milk. I found the bottom to be very very dense and almost a little too dry for my taste. When I tried it last night I just ate the bar by itself but I would have liked some whip cream or ice cream to go with it. I’m all for chocolate but this needs something to cut it down a bit.
It also recommended keeping it in the fridge, which I did. I’m interested to see after letting it set over night if the texture of the bottom layer has changed any. If so, I’ll have to make a not of that later.
But as of now, I probably wouldn’t make these again. The recipe was good and it was simple to make but I know I can make other chocolatey things that I would like much better.