Chocolate Tiramisu Cake

READY IN: 55mins




  • Place rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly mist a 13 by 9 inch pan with vegetable oil spray.
  • Set pan aside.
  • Place the cake mix, water, oil, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
  • Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute.
  • Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping the sides down again if needed.
  • The batter should look thick and well combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing it out with the rubber spatula.
  • Place the pan in the oven.
  • Bake the cake until it springs back when lightly pressed.
  • Approximately 35 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool.
  • Prepare the syrup.
  • Place the hot water, coffee powder and sugar in a small bowl and stir until the coffee and sugar have dissolved.
  • Stir in the Kahlua.
  • Using a drinking straw or a chopstick, poke holes in the cooled cake.
  • Spoon the syrup over the cake so that it seeps down into the holes.
  • Prepare the topping.
  • Place the yogurt, cream cheese and confectioner's sugar in a bowl and blend on low speed until thick and well combined.
  • Spread the topping over the cake out to the edges with a spatula.
  • Refrigerate the cake.
  • Shortly before serving, sift the cocoa powder over the top of the cake.
  • Store this cake covered in plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.