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March 7, 2011

Fudge Lover's Cream Cheesey Cake

I love, love, love this cake!
It is easy to make, and is soooo delicious.  It's not too rich, but still feels decadent, and truly satisfies a craving for chocolate and cheesecake.  Enjoy!

1 (18.25 oz.) box devils food cake mix
1 (3.4 oz.) pkg. instant chocolate pudding mix
1 c. hot water
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs

1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped pecans, optional

3 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. powdered baking cocoa
4-5 Tbsp. milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly coat a 9 x 13 baking pan with non-stick baking spray with flour (I didn't have any spray with the flour so I just used regular spray and the cake came out well).
In a large bowl, bead the cake mix, pudding mix, hot water, oil, vanilla and eggs with a hand mixer, for 2 minutes.  Pour into the prepared pan.
In medium size mixing bowl beat the cream cheese, sugar, and 1 egg until smooth and creamy.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Spoon the filling in large dollops over the top of the batter, and using a table knife swirl the filling through the batter.  Sprinkle with nuts if desired.
Bake 40-45 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.  Cool completely (about 1 hour).
In a large mixing bowl add all the frosting ingredients.  Using a hand mixer on the lowest setting, slowly mix together the ingredients. When no longer powdery, turn the mixer to medium and beat until the frosting is smooth and creamy.  Add additional milk by the single tablespoon if frosting is too stiff.

Store the cake in the fridge.


Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker's Fudge Lover's Cream Cheese Cake recipe


Red Couch Recipes said...

You could send me a piece right now! That looks sooo good! Joni

Rachel said...

Oh my, this looks amazing!!

TDM Wendy said...

I hate you and love you again. Must make this.

Meg Luby said...

this looks awesome! i bookmarked it seriously before even reading. thanks for sharing :)

Medifast Coupon Code 2011 said...

I have printed off your recipe as a must try, I can't wait. Will have to check my pantry for ingredients, this might be a must for today. Thanks so much.

TDM Wendy said...

Are you on twitter? I made these tonight! Delicious... until I put them on a plastic plate and covered them with press n seal to store. Then forgot. Then turned the oven on to 425 to preheat for pizza. Then... pictures on twitter. @wendyhagen

Rachel said...

Okay, not only does this LOOK amazing, but it TASTES amazing too! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Boy this sure looks like another gem for the good old secret recipe card box! Great work thanks for sharing!