Country Chocolate Fudge Cake with Buttercream Ribbon

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins

Truly Decadent. And the frosting? Spectacular.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine cream cheese, 1 egg, and 1/4 cup sugar in a medium mixing bowl; beat at high speed of an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Gradually add 3 tablespoons milk and next 3 ingredients, beating well. Set aside.
  3. Place chocolate squares in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Cream 1/2 cup butter; gradually add 2 cups sugar, beating well at medium speed.
  5. Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Combine flour, baking power, soda, and salt; stir well.
  7. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with 1 1/3 cups milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix after each addition.
  8. Stir in melted chocolate and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  9. Spread half of chocolate batter in a greased and floured 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  10. Spoon reserved cream cheese mixture evenly over chocolate batter; top with remaining half of chocolate batter.
  11. Bake at 350 for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  12. Spread frosting over cake.
  13. FROSTING: Combine chocolate and butter in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate and butter melt, stirring occasionally.
  14. Remove mixture from heat and let cool.
  15. Add powdered sugar and milk to chocolate mixture, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth.
  16. Stir in vanilla.
  17. Yield: 2 cups.

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