Unknownchef86's French Vanilla Chocolate Swirl Cake Bars

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Recipe by UnknownChef86

I came up with this when I was in a pinch for a dessert for Bible study. I put out an SOS on the Everything Else board (http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=88665) to sound others out on some of the ideas I had, and this is the result! It was a huge success at the Bible study and at home. Thanks for the help!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box french vanilla cake mix with pudding
  • 2 eggs
  • 13 cup oil
  • 1 14 cups water
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) boxcook-and-serve chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 egg
  • 14 cup water
  • 1 (17 ounce) jarmrs. richardson butterscotch caramel sauce, to taste
  • 1 (16 ounce) jarmrs. richardson hot fudge topping, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray; set aside.
  2. Place the walnuts in a small bowl and sprinkle the two teaspoons of flour over them.
  3. Stir to coat, then use a small sieve to remove excess flour, reserving excess flour; set walnuts aside.
  4. Add chocolate chips to remaining flour, stir to coat and set aside.
  5. Mix cake mix with 2 eggs, 1/3 cup oil and 1 1/4 cups water.
  6. Beat at low speed til moistened, then beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
  7. Pour half of the batter into another bowl; set the second bowl aside.
  8. In the first bowl, stir in the floured walnuts.
  9. Pour walnut-batter into the prepared 9x13; set aside.
  10. In the second bowl, add the box of pudding mix, another egg, and 1/4 cup water; mix til incorporated.
  11. Stir the chocolate chip-flour mixture into the second bowl and pour the batter into the pan.
  12. Run a tableknife through the batter a few times to swirl, then bake for 35-40 minutes or til toothpick comes out clean.
  13. While cake is still hot, drizzle some of the caramel and hot fudge sauces over the top.
  14. Let cool in the pan, then cut into squares.

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