Alma’s Award Winning Chocolate Cake With Cream Cheese Filling


Hi everyone! Well, you all needed that chocolate cake with cream cheese filling recipe from my post the other day where I actually won over a famous NY chef. Please allow me to note that his deep fried whoopie pies were incredible!!!

Here’s mine and please remember to not feel bad when others choose someone else’s dish over yours at a bake sale, a pot luck, a contest or anywhere else. Everyone has different tastes and your dish just might not have suited them in that moment. Enjoy!

Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Filling:

You will need 2 large bowls and one medium bowl.

Dry ingredients for cake in 1st bowl:
whisk together:
1 1/2 cups all purpose white flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients for cake in second bowl:
stir together:
1 cup water
1/3 cup canola oil
1 TBS white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla

Add whisked dry ingredients to wet ingredients until combined. Pour into an 8″ round cake pan, preferably with a removable bottom ( a springform pan). In the center, pour the cream cheese filling, see below:

Cream cheese filling:
In a medium sized bowl:
8 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese, softened for a minute in the microwave
1/3 cup sugar
Beat together sugar and cream cheese and then add:
one beaten egg and
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. When heated, place cake on middle rack of oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the cake in the center, around the filling, comes out clean with a knife. Chill in fridge until cooled. When cooled, you can frost with the following frosting or no frosting at all:

frosting:
2 TBS sweet butter
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate or chocolate chips
6 TBS heavy cream
1 1/4 cups SIFTED (must sift because we don’t want lumps) powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla and extract

Heat all the ingredients in a saucepan over low heat and stir until fully combined and smooth. When cooled, spread on your awesome cake and chill again in fridge. When it is chilled and frosting is a little solid, sift some powdered sugar on top. You can serve immediately or the next day but cover well with wax paper. YUM!

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6 Responses

  1. Alma, Congrats on your win!!
    So funny, I make this chocolate cake recipe (without your awesome sounding filling tho) all the time — it’s SO easy and yummy, and since it’s vegan (no eggs) it means you can lick the bowl and not worry! I usually make it in 2 layers with a chocolate ganache filling and a simple chocolate icing. It is the recipe I use for my annual football cake on Superbowl Sundays, always a big hit 🙂

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