Dark Chocolate Cake With Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees (350 degrees if not using non-stick or glass pans).
  • Coat the bottom of two round cake pans with parchment paper, nonstick spray or butter.
  • Combine cake mix, eggs, egg yolks, sour cream, cocoa and water in a large bowl and mix for 1 minute; add melted butter and mix for an additional minute.
  • Divide the batter between the two prepared pans, and bake approximately 30 minutes.
  • Test for doneness, then flip cakes onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
  • When cakes are cool, combine the frosting, cream cheese and vanilla in a large bowl; whip on high for 4 minutes, until almost doubled in volume.
  • Frost cakes; top with chocolate curls or grated chocolate if desired.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour, if possible, before serving; store covered cake in refrigerator.