Homemade chocolate cake, filled with cream cheese filling and frosted with a chocolate, This homemade Chocolate Cake is layered with Cream Cheese Filling and is then topped with a rich, chocolate frosting. This simple, great tasting cake is an enhanced adaptation of Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake. This one I wanted to do for awhile now, my mother has been asking me to make her a chocolate cake & when I do anything, I always tend to go overboard, in a good way 🙂 This cake is cake which I made many times because it is favorite cake in my family. Whenever we have opportunity I make the most delicious chocolate cake. In a short time we are going to celebrate son’s birthday and I know that I am going to make this Chocolate Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Filling.
When I have made it, I was shocked how it was tasty but I knew that children are the best critics because they are very honest and when they like something it must be very good and delicious. Anyone who have taste this Chocolate Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Filling have only positive words for it and I am very happy because I have opportunity to share with you one of my favorite chocolate recipes. I am sure that you will eat more than one slice of cake. Incredible chocolate dessert and real hit for chocolate lovers! My chase for perfect chocolate cake is over. Enjoy!
Adapted from Hershey’s
2 cups sugar
1 & 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk or heavy Cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup boiling water
For the Whipped Cream Cheese Buttercream:
1 cup cream cheese
3/4 cup butter
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
For the Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream:
3/4 cup of butter
3/4 cup of cream cheese
1 & 3/4 cups Hersheys cocoa powder
5 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons whole Milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Hersheys Chocolate Cake:
First, preheat your oven to 350F.
Spray 3 round cake pans with cooking spray
Dust the pans lightly with flour, set aside.
In a Large mixing bowl or kitchenaid mixer combine the Flour, Hersheys cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and the salt.
Add in the milk, oil, eggs and the vanilla extract & mix until everything is thoroughly incorporated. Once all combined, stir in the boiling water last; mix again, the batter will be very thin.
Pour the batter evenly in each of the sprayed/floured cake pans
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of each layer comes out clean. Once fully baked, remove from oven & allow the 3 cakes to cool for at least 10-15 minutes before removing them.
Once removed, transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
I always use a cake leveler to make sure the layers are even, you can also use a serrated knife
While they finish cooling, prepare your frostings.
Whipped Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Instructions:
Whip the cream cheese & the butter with an electric mixer on high speed for about 30 seconds. Once combined begin adding in 1/2 cup of powdered sugar at time, making sure each half cup is fully incorporated before mixing in another 1/2 cup., add in the vanilla extract & whip one last time for about 30 more seconds on high and beat one minute more until nice & fluffy
Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Inctructions:
In a large bowl beat the butter & cream cheese with an electric mixer and begin adding in the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time again
add in the cocoa and the milk & vanilla
Whip all of the ingredients until they are thoroughly incorporated
Beat at High speed for about one minute or until fluffy.
Once you are ready to assemble the cake:
Level the cakes with a cake leveler to assure perfect stacking of the cake layers
Place the bottom layer on a cake plate.
Spread 3/4 cup of the cream cheese buttercream filling over the bottom cake layer
Top with the second leveled layer and repeat the process.
Lastly, top with the third layer.
Frost just the very top with the remaining Whipped cream cheese buttercream & refrigerate for about 15 minutes
Finally, remove from the refrigerator & frost the top layer gently with the chocolate cream cheese buttercream & all over the sides of the cake.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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