Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake

A big thanks to my friend Amy and Pinterest for this little bit of heaven! I had to make a cake for refreshments at school on the day we were meeting our new principal. Lucky, Ame had just told me about this little beauty so I was just looking for a reason to make it. Of course, it didn't disappoint. I'm pretty darn sure you'll love it too!

 (picture from here)

You will need for the cake:
1 box of Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 box of instant chocolate pudding (4 oz.)
3/4 C. hot water
3/4 C. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs

For the Filling you will need:
1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese (softened
1/2 C. sugar
1 egg
 1 C. chocolate chips

For the frosting:
Your favorite chocolate frosting
(I happen to LOVE Betty Crocker's chocolate frosting so I used that. :D)

  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  3. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and 1 egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon filling by tablespoonfuls evenly over top of batter. Using table knife, swirl filling through batter. Sprinkle with nuts.
  4. Bake 47 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Spread frosting over cake. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 15 servings

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