Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr

My father made six of these cakes and had them professionally decorated to serve at my Bar Mitzvah. My favorite chocolate cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream 2 tablespoons of butter with cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and cornstarch.
  3. Add 1 egg, 2 tablespoons milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  4. Beat at high speed of mixer until smooth and creamy.
  5. Grease and flour bottom of 13x9" pan.
  6. Combine flour with 2 cups sugar, salt, baking powder and soda in a large mixing bowl.
  7. Add 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup milk.
  8. Blend well at lowest speed of mixer.
  9. Beat 90 seconds at low speed (or 225 strokes with a spoon).
  10. Add 1/3 cups milk, 2 eggs, chocolate and 1 teaspoon vanilla; continue beating 90 seconds at low speed.
  11. Spread half of chocolate batter in pan.
  12. Spoon cheese mixture over batter, spreading carefully to cover.
  13. Top with remaining batter; spreading to cover.
  14. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes until cake springs back when touched lightly in center.
  15. Cool cake and ice.


Most Helpful

My mom used to make this cake all the time when I was a kid! It was my absolute favorite and I always requested it for my birthday. After finding it on Recipezaar (coincidentally right before my birthday) I requested that my husband and kids make it for me - wow, did that bring back memories! It was just as I remembered it - moist and delicious! Thanks for the memories!

Hollyism November 21, 2007

This is an excellent cake. It also has a lot of sentimental value to me, as my great-grandmother and grandmother used to make it. Although it has been a few years now, I've made it many times as well. The only difference in their recipe and yours is that theirs called for Nestle Choco Bake for the melted chocolate, so I assume this recipe was most likely developed by the Nestle company. (Choco Bake is pre-melted, unsweetened chocolate in packets, distributed by Nestle.) I will say, though, that I made it once with chocolate I melted, rather than the Choco Bake, and really didn't think it tasted the same. Perhaps it was just my imagination, though. :) (You can definitely get better quality chocolate than Choco Bake, but sometimes we just want things to taste as we remember them.) This was certainly a family favorite when I was growing up, and I was so happy to see that you had posted the recipe. Thank you!

GaylaJ June 03, 2007

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