Cream Cheese Chocolate Cake

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cake Recipe

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2 c
cake flour, sifted
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
6 oz
cream cheese
1/2 can(s)
vegetable shortening
2 tsp
vanilla extract
6 c
sifted confectioners' sugar
1/4 c
hot water
4 oz
baking chocolate
1/4 c
vegetable shortening
3 large
3/4 c
1 Tbsp

How to Make Cream Cheese Chocolate Cake


  • 1Sift the cake flour, baking soda, and salt together and set aside.
  • 2Combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup shortening and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
  • 3Beat, with an electric mixer set on high, until light and fluffy.
  • 4Add confectioners' sugar alternately with hot water and chocolate (melted and cooled to room temperature) to cream cheese mixture, beating well after each addition.
  • 5Blend until smooth.
  • 6Remove 2 cups of the chocolate mixture and cover with plastic wrap.
  • 7Reserve for frosting.
  • 8Blend 1/4 cup shortening into remaining chocolate mixture.
  • 9Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 10Add dry ingredients alternately with 1/4 cup of milk, beating well after each addition.
  • 11Spread batter in 2 greased and waxed paper lined 9-inch round cake pans.
  • 12Bake in preheated 350 oven for 35 minutes or until the cakes test done.
  • 13Cool in pans on racks for 10 minutes.
  • 14Remove from pans; cool completely on racks.
  • 15Blend 1 tablespoon milk into the reserved chocolate mixture for frosting.
  • 16Place one layer on serving plate and spread with frosting.
  • 17Top with second layer and frost sides and top with remaining frosting.

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About Cream Cheese Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy