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Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake Recipe

We love a good rich and fudgy chocolate cake recipe. This Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake is a chocolate lovers dream.
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best dessert, Chocolate, chocolate cake, cream cheese cake
Servings: 24
Calories: 358kcal

Equipment

  • 9x13 Inch Baking Dish
  • Large Mixing Bowl (2)
  • Hand mixer
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 15.25 ounces Devil's Food Cake Mix 1 box
  • 3.4 ounces instant chocolate pudding mix 1 box
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs

Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese 1 package, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup mini Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Frosting

  • ½ cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 4 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour the bottom only of a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, pudding mix, water, vegetable oil, vanilla, and eggs.
  • Mix on low for about 30 seconds, and then on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  • Pour cake batter into prepared pan.
  • In another large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and egg with hand mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the cream cheese filling by tablespoonfuls over the batter.
  • Using a table knife, swirl the cream cheese batter back and forth, then turn the pan and swirl it in the opposite direction. When swirling the cream cheese batter, be sure it goes down into the cake batter, not just on the surface.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before frosting.
  • In a medium sized bowl, beat together the butter, cocoa, milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar until until creamy and well blended.
  • Frost the cooled cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg