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?????
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
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
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.