The best chocolate cake #recipe with cream cheese icing #dessert

Homemade Chocolate Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

Chocolate cake is my passion, and this is absolutely the best chocolate cake recipe that you will ever need for the rest of your life. Yes. The rest of your life. This chocolate cake recipe will turn out moist and super delicious. As a Choco-holic, I definitely approve of this recipe! As you know, I always tend to modify recipes to make really make them my own. I always encourage you to make small changes to fit your own flavor profile and to have fun with them. I sure hope you enjoy every morsel of this cake, I know that my Aunt did! In fact, she kept on attacking it every time we turned around, LOL! It’s okay…that’s what it was meant for! Though, it’s not really her fault. I mean, I did make it on on a whim during one of our lovely snowstorms here. So you see, she really had no choice but to eat it. Enjoy!

Yield: 6 - 8

Amazing Chocolate Cake With Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • ICING:
  • 1 Stick Salted Butter
  • 1 8oz Package Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups of Confectioners' Sugar
  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 1 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup of Hot Water


  • CHOCOLATE CAKE: Preheat oven to 350. Light grease and flour a Rectangular pyrex dish (or two 9" round cake pans).
  • In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients.
  • Make a divot in the middle of dry ingredients, and add eggs, vanilla extract, milk and oil. Mix with a hand held mixer (or in your kitchen aid mixer with the whisk attachment) for approximately 2 minutes. Just enough to know ingredients are mixed well.
  • Then add in your hot water. Most recipes call for boiling hot water, but I used really hot water from the faucet. This inclusion of hot water is really going to make your cake batter very thin! Don't worry! This is what's supposed to happen.
  • Bake for approximately 30 to 35 minutes, or until cake tests done with the toothpick method. While cake is cooling let's make the icing!
  • CREAM CHEESE ICING: In a medium sized bowl, add cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract. I find it best to cut the cream cheese and butter into cubes, and please make sure that they are both softened or room temperature. Mix well with a handheld mixer or a fork (I used a fork).
  • When you get a nice & creamy mixture, slowly add in your confectioners' sugar a little bit at a time.
  • When the cake has completely cooled, you may add the icing to the top of it. To add a little pizzaz and flair, I actually took some Godiva Dark Chocolate and grated it on top.


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    I love creating fun, easy, and delicious recipes for everyone in the family to enjoy and make. With my family of 9 (11 if you count my two pups!), I have to make meals for all different tastes and in a short amount of time. When I'm not busy cooking, I'm taking care of my special needs sister, Angela..which you can read all about our journey!


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