This is one of my all time favourite recipes to make. This Chocolate Nougat Gooey Butter Cake is a cake like layer covered in a soft buttery cheesecake, filled with chewy chocolate nougat.
Until a few years ago, I didn’t even realise a gooey butter cake was even a “thing”. I had never seen nor heard of this dessert and I have never seen it made or sold in New Zealand.
After seeing a butter cake being made on a TV show, and doing a bit of research I found that it is definitely an American dessert. One that doesn’t seem to have taken off here in little ole’ New Zealand. (Perhaps I will be the one to start this phenomenon, who knows?!)
It was around four years ago that I discovered this dessert and I am still none the wiser of what it actually is. Is it a cake as the name suggests? Is it a slice? Is it a cheesecake?… American friends, comment below if you know the answer. In the meantime I call it a slice.