Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fudge Lover's Cream Cheese Cake



This is one great cake that starts off using a cake mix. I am not above using a cake mix and love these types of recipes! This is a cake that my husband made one weekend and it was delicious! He just sprinkled some powdered sugar on top of a basic chocolate frosting. A quick and easy cake. You can also use a whipped cream topping. We had a piece like that also and it was just so good! The cake doesn't even need a frosting at all. It's rich and moist. Hope you enjoy it if you try it.

I am so ready for spring. We are having another bout of cold weather for the next few days with a cold, bleak rain....ugh! Enough already....I want sunshine and warm days. I want to break out my capri pants!!! I'm sure I'm not the only one but does anyone else out there feel that this winter has just dragged on enough already?????


Cake

1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist yellow or devil's food cake mix

1 box (4 serving size) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 eggs


Filling

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped nuts, if desired


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bottom only of 13x9 inch pan with baking spray with flour.

In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pan.

In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and 1 egg on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon filling by tablespoons evenly over top of batter. Using table knife, swirl filling through batter. Sprinkle with nuts (if using nuts).

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Spread with frosting or powdered sugar. Store covered in refrigerator.

12 comments:

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

Nothing wrong with a cake mix from time to time and this particular one sounds fantastic. We are having some 80 degree weather here so you are welcome to come visit!

tamilyn said...

MMMMMMMM, yum :)

Emily said...

I'm ready for warm weather, too. :) I'm so much more happier! It was pretty chilly here today.

I want this cake! It would make me happy, too.

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

MMMMM,..I really want a big large pice ofthis fine cheese cake!

What's NOT to LOve here??? Looks so apetizing, Debbie!

Jenn said...

I almost hate to tell you that it's supposed to be in the 90's here today!! :)
I love doctoring up cake mixes, it's simple and yet you get something that looks as delicious as your cake!!

Cassie said...

I love that your husband bakes! His cake looks fantastic. Our weather has been horrible here, too -- yesterday we got 2 inches of snow! WHERE is spring?!

Lynda said...

Amazing cake with all the goodies swirled through it!
I resort to a cake mix at times too; some of the recipes are so good. Lucky you that your husband cooks. :)
Our weather is cool and rainy at the moment, but it's supposed to warm up by Sunday. I hope so~ sigh.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'll have to make my husband this as a reward for his diet!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Drool....it's like a chocolate lovers dream....yum!

teresa said...

delicious! chocolate heaven!

Mary said...

This looks wonderful. I'm very accepting of cake mixes though I'm not a fan of ready-to-go frosting. I'd love to try a slice of this cake. I'll wager it is delicious. I hope you have a great day.

Lara said...

wow oh wow, does this look amazing! You've totally got me drooling now!