February 21, 2010

Homemade Chocolate Cake

Given the choice I would choose white cake and white frosting. I'd also probably choose vanilla ice cream and other vanilla choices over chocolate but I know I'm the odd one out.  I've not made this yet but it's been in my files for about 7 or 8 years now. I think perhaps it's time I made it for my family... it's something I know my husband and kids will love!

Homemade Chocolate Cake

2 c flour
2 c sugar
1 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1 1/3 c milk, divided
1/2 c butter, softened
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c sugar
4 T butter
2 T cornstarch
2 eggs
4 T milk
1 t vanilla

In a large bowl, mix flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add 1 cup of milk and 1/2 cup butter; mix well. Add 2 eggs, 1/3 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and chocolate and mix for 11/2 minutes at low speed. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 4 tablespoons butter and cornstarch until blended. Add 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Blend well. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 13-by-9-inch pan. Spread half of the cake batter in the pan. Carefully spoon the cream cheese batter on top. Spoon and spread the remaining cake batter on top of the cream cheese layer, covering all of the cream cheese layer with cake
batter. Bake 50-60 minutes. Cool before icingPrint Friendly and PDF