A rich dark chocolate cake with a ribbon of cream cheese in center.

Carol
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until smooth.

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  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, 1 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, soda, salt, milk, shortening, 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 3 squares melted unsweetened chocolate in large mixing bowl. Beat for 1/2 minute with an electric mixer on low speed. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed.

  • Grease a 9 inch square pan. Pour half of the batter into the pan. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over the batter, and top with remaining cake batter to cover completely.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 55 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.

  • Melt 3 squares semisweet chocolate with butter, water, and oil; blend until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

252.8 calories; 4.2 g protein; 31.6 g carbohydrates; 41.8 mg cholesterol; 193.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I changed the frosting part of this recipe to make a more fudgy like frosting. Used 2 tbsp milk 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup confectionary sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Combined milk chocolate chips and vanilla over heat to melt. Shifted sugar. Removed melted conconction from heat added and stirred sugar until smooth. Delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
This cake was very interesting. it turn out to be a little dry. It was nothing exciting about this cake. Not even with the cream cheese in the middle Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I changed the frosting part of this recipe to make a more fudgy like frosting. Used 2 tbsp milk 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup confectionary sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Combined milk chocolate chips and vanilla over heat to melt. Shifted sugar. Removed melted conconction from heat added and stirred sugar until smooth. Delicious. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I changed the frosting part of this recipe to make a more fudgy like frosting. Used 2 tbsp milk 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup confectionary sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Combined milk chocolate chips and vanilla over heat to melt. Shifted sugar. Removed melted conconction from heat added and stirred sugar until smooth. Delicious. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
This cake was very interesting. it turn out to be a little dry. It was nothing exciting about this cake. Not even with the cream cheese in the middle Read More
(8)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2008
I'm eating this cake right now and I think it's pretty good. It's just a nice chocolate cake. It's not mouth-wateringly delicious but as far as cakes go I give it a thumbs up. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2013
This is my husband's favorite cake. I usually make double the amount of filling to make the cake a little more moist and tasty. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2012
I have been making this cake for at least 20 yrs! It is always a hit and I have passed the recipe along to many many friends. I don't always make the glaze as it can be very rich. I only do it for special occasions. I give it two thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2015
Birthday cake for 20 years. Thick rich delicious. Always better when it falls. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
06/13/2013
Am I the only one who had a problem with this cake. It calls for 1 cup flour with 1 cup of milk. Does this ratio not register with any one but me. This is not a batter it is chocolate milk. Seems funny that those in charge of this website will allow something like this to be published and I have been waiting 3 years for my recipe to be evaluated. Read More