By MacChef on November 30, 2005
Photo by Chef Mommie
Photo by Chef Mommie
"This is a recipe that I got out of a Texas Co-op magazine. It won the Holiday baking grand prize. I have not tried it, but intend to. Thank goodness for Zaar, my personal recipe box!"
Serving Size: 1 (187 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"Wow. This cake was very good and everyone loved it. It is a very moist, dense cake. Almost like a pound cake. Like another review said about melting the chocolate and mixing it in with the cream cheese, it got hard quickly and stuck to the bowl. Next time I might just put the cream cheese in and then sprinkle the chocolate chips in and maybe chop them up real fine first. I will make this cake again. Thanks for sharing."
"I used Ghirardelli white chocolate chips and by the 3rd 30-second microwaving, the chocolate was easily stirred by a rubber spatula. I also soften the cream cheese in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, and they both blended nicely. If you are trying to work with cool product, I expect you are having trouble. I used frozen home cooked pumpkin, but next time I think I will use canned in order to capture the denser flavor that canned pumpkin offers. Overall, a very good recipe. Five Stars."
"Delicious cake! Was hard to blend the cream cheese & chocolate, but it all baked together fine. The 2nd time I made it, my husband chopped the chocolate very fine & then I just mixed it into the cream cheese. I also substituted milk for the heavy cream since I don't keep heavy cream on hand & it only called for a bit. This is a great fall cake :) Not too "pumpkin-y" & everyone loves it!!"
"This was a very good cake, extremely moist and dense. Definitely have to use a mixer to blend the melted chocolate and cream cheese, but, it worked just fine. Another one to add to my keeper list. Thanks"
"This was really great. I substituted half of cup applesauce and half a cup of canola oil for the butter. It still tasted great. I found it difficult to blend the melted chocolate and cream cheese evenly, but it all melted together nicely while baking. I will be making this again."
"Sunday, October 14, 2007- Edited- I am happy to be the first to rate this wonderful recipe. This cake is FABULOUS!!!! I see why it won the grand prize! I will definetly be making it for Thanksgiving and may even make one as a gift. Definetly gonna file this away as a Zaar favorite!!! Made in memory and honor of Chef-I-Am. ***Update***- I have to make 4 of these cakes this week per requests. Both of my oldest sons said they didn't like pumpkin, now they want a whole cake. Plus I have to make two more than that, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Can't thank you enough MacChef!!!"