Step 2: Pat-pat-pat it all down

Now that you have been a star at working those hands into mixing the base of the cake together you gotta pat it all into a pan.
Lightly grease a 13x9 inch pan and dump the base mixture into it.
Get those hands ready again and work on trying to evenly spreading the cake base to the pan. It’s okay if you initially doubt the ability for the cake to actually fit the whole length and width of the pan; it'll prove you wrong soon enough.

Don't give up, it'll fit nicely. Just gently edge the mixture from the center of the pan outwards into the corners.
And make sure that you have no holes and that it's as even as possible.
If I make this in a spring form pan will it fall apart when I remove it from the pan?
<p>If this is cut into 12 pieces, each has 540 calories and 30 grams of fat.</p>
I make a flourless chocolate cake that has 6 egg and three sticks of butter. I call it quiche, and have it for breakfast. Don't try to play a player, and don't try to guilt the guiltless. Calories are yummy. :o)
&nbsp;&nbsp;So that's like... 2 of your meals for the day. Only eat dinner and you're set. LOL.
its obviously not meant to be eaten everyday, but its ok every once and a while<br />
&nbsp;Who cares as long as it tastes good. Also, portion control, take what you want/can have if you're worried about that sort of thing.
My mouth is drooling(: <br>Yumm!
Paula Deen had the original &quot;Gooey Cake&quot; on a Food network show several years ago. There are many versions,including one with pumpkin, one with ripe bananas, one with chocolate &amp; peanut butter,and one with pineapple. I have made all of them except the pineapple. Very good,and very easy. Great for taking to potlucks,etc. This is the link for her recipe. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/pumpkin-gooey-butter-cakes-recipe/index.html Your instructable was great. I cannot wait to try your version with the chocolate cake and cocoa powder. My husband loves chocolate!
How much powdered sugar do you use? We buy bulk bags, so we can't go by the &quot;whole box&quot; measurement.<br />
A box of powdered sugar is 16 oz. or 2 cups. Do not pack down when measuring sugar into cup.
&nbsp;&nbsp;The more sugar the better?
So I go until the cake is so powdery and dry it falls apart?<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;I was being funny. No reason to be smart with me.
Umm, so was I?<br />
lol<br />
If you like your cake so moist, just call it PIE. Pie is better than cake anyday
Hey @willrandship, if no one ever told you, it's a pound of powdered sugar :)
&quot;1 whole box of powdered sugar&quot; is not specific enough for any recipe. Would you please update your instructable?
Chocolate cake of any sort is just... disgusting... I know I may be in a minority here, but chocolate generally just turns me off... and cake makes it that much worse! So, while your instructable is well written and looks great (thumbs up for that!), you shouldn't use wrong opinions in titles.... because clearly my opinion is the most important, and the best cake known to man will have no chocolate within miles of it. ;)
Err...one whole box of powdered sugar? Isn't that a lot of sugar for a cake?
i could use with a translation, powdered sugar is iceing sugar? or have i somehow missed powered sugar?<br />
I always thought that icing sugar is simply very fine sugar...but that could just be me...
&nbsp;&nbsp;It's powdered sugar.
<p><strong><em>oh myy god! lol i tried this recipe for the Gooey Chocolate Cake aka best cake known to man, and my WHOLE family loved it! including me! :D yuu done guud hehe keep posting morr recipes!!!<br /> <br /> <br /> </em></strong></p>
&nbsp;Hey, could you please update your recipe, like the guys said... And could you please specify at which temperature to bake it. 45 minutes doesn't mean anything to me, theres a big difference between 45 minutes on 100&deg;C or 45 minutes on 220&deg;C
In step 3 it says to preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
think. it might have been corrected by the time you replied(1 month since i posted)<br />
i put mine in a pan WAYY to small and deep and came out terrible :l .. lol<br />
&nbsp;My Dear..... Martha Stewart &quot;snitched&quot; most of her recipes...One reviewer once wrote a review of one of her cookbooks in which he stated : &quot;Great recipes, unfortunately I've seen them before....And where do you think Paula gets her recipes...maybe from your neighbor :) &nbsp; <br /> Thanks for posting and keep em coming !!!
this is the reason why there are fat people on earth i have to try this, i wonder would this be good for christmas give me your opinion this or chistmas cake
Oh shoot, Paula Dean has this recipe too? I suppose it's not that secret anymore, but I still hope y'all enjoy it. I never thought of adding nuts, I'll have to try that myself soon. And yes, sorry for leaving out the weights of the butter and powdered sugar, but Laura Rebecca is correct. One stick is 4 oz. and a box of powdered sugar is 16 oz. And finally, thank you all for the kind words! :D
what is 1 oz??
1 oz = 1 ounce = 28.35 grams<br/>
&nbsp;metric confuses me... i hate having to convert measurements...
&nbsp;Metric is confusing!?!?!?! It makes more sense than imperial.
&nbsp;not really. increasing exponentially (by tens in this case) doesn't make something easier, just different. I'm used to imperial, and use it over metric usually...
1 oz is 2 tbls
As for the weights, would you please edit the original instructable with this information? When I first saw the &quot;whole box of powdered sugar&quot;&nbsp;I thought that I would have to email you to ask exactly which size. Even the &quot;1 chocolate cake mix&quot;&nbsp;can be very widely misinterpreted. Can you give specifics for that?&nbsp;<br /> <br /> I have a recipe from my grandmother that my mother had to annotate. Grandmother called for &quot;a package&quot; of something that was 10 ounces originally (according to Mom,) was 8 ounces in the 60s and 70s and comes in 6 ounces and 12 ounces now. Please, please be very specific in recipes! <br />
Is the powdered sugar supposed to be regular powdered sugar (the kind with the corn starch in it) or confectioner's sugar?
confectioners and powderd are the same
I have some neighbors who make a recipe almost exact to this (i dont know the recipe but ive tried the cake and it looks just the same as yours)
<p>This is a working link to Paula Deen's version of this recipe (as of 11/25/09), for those of you who might want to check it out.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pauladeen.com/index.php/recipes/view2/german_chocolate_cake_cheesecake_style/" rel="nofollow">http://www.pauladeen.com/index.php/recipes/view2/german_chocolate_cake_cheesecake_style/</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> BTW, very nice job on the instructable! <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p>
oh my god it looks so tasty x3<br />
Looks delicious :). How much is 'one box'?
does it taste like cheese cake
isn't this basically big brownies with more pezaz?
cool the result picture looked gourmet. i think ill make that for dinner parties
my brothers and i took two days to eat approximatley 28/30 of the cake. I didnt really like the top layer though... could you have two layers of cake mix stuff?

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