Dark Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Almond Cream Cheese Fr

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

A chocolate-y, decadent, rich cake with a silky, heavenly frosting all accented with a touch of almond. Eat it and weep! Adapted from a recipe by Anne Byrn out of her Cake Mix Doctor book. Soooo Gooood!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For the Cake

  • 1 package betty crocker dark chocolate cake mix
  • 1 14 cups water
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • For the Frosting

  • 1 (8 ounce) package Philadelphia Cream Cheese or 1 (8 ounce) package neufchatel cheese, soft
  • 12 cup land-o-lakes margarine, soft
  • 12 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Oven@ 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cake ingredients and mix with a whisk.
  3. Pour into 2 round 8 or 9-inch cake pans which have been lined with greased aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
  5. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes before turning out.
  6. Meanwhile combine the frosting ingredients and beat until fluffy with a hand-mixer.
  7. When cake layers are completely cool, frost the top part of the bottom layer.
  8. Place second layer over the frosted layer.
  9. Finish by frosting top layer and sides of cake.
Most Helpful

5 5

If anything is better than chocolate, it's almond flavored chocolate! Followed your directions, even though it was different amounts than the box said. The cake was so moist and the frosting was perfect. It was sooooo good. Thanks for posting.

5 5

Chocolate and almond is a marriage made in heaven - such a pleasant change from the norm. When I have almond liquer I will add it to the cake batter (probably 1/4 cup to replace water) and omit almond flavoring.

4 5

I used 2 eight inch pans and had a big crack in each cake layer by the time baking was finished. Maybe the nine inch pans are more suitable. The cake and frosting tasted nice, but given the choice and time, I would still prefer to make a homemade chocolate cake.