Loretta Lynn's Gooey Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

I got allot of these, I bought tons of recipe boxes from an auction recently, they are all on hand written index cards. NOTE: none of these have time or servings on them so I am guesstimating those.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 14 cups water (or as called for in the directions)
  • 3 eggs (or as called for in the directions)
  • 12 cup oil (or as called for in the directions)
  • 1 cup Cool Whip
  • 3 Heath candy bars, frozen
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 ounces caramel topping


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions,
  2. Using a 13 x 9-inch cake pan.
  3. While warm, poke holes halfway into cake about 1 inch apart.
  4. Pour sweetened condensed milk into holes.
  5. Pour caramel topping over entire cake and chill in the refrigerator.
  6. When cake is cool, top it with Cool Whip and crushed Heath candy.
  7. Refrigerate overnight before serving.


Most Helpful

I made this cake for Easter 2012 and it was a BIG hit!!! I also made Ms. Loretta's scalloped potato recipe for the same meal...and they were delicious!!!! The cake is VERY rich and sweet..so small pieces are recommended!!

moonchylde64 June 22, 2013

This cake was very moist and rich. I squirted some Hershey's chocolate syrup and some extra caramel syrup over the top of each slice for show. A surefire winner here!

Bullscreeker April 26, 2010

I made this cake for a party on the weekend, and everyone loved it. I found my husband eating the leftovers (not that there was much) out of the pan with a fork. He says it is a definate keeper, and I agree.

cookinmom76 August 11, 2008

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