Gone To Heaven Chocolate Cake

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INGREDIENTS


  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 1 pkg chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs (one egg for bottom cake layer THEN two eggs for filling layer)
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 16 oz confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. and prepare an 9-inch by 3 inch round cake pan OR 9×13 dish.
  2. Combine the cake mix, 1 egg (you will use the other two eggs elsewhere), and 1 stick melted butter (1/2 cup), and stir until well blended.
  3. Pat the mixture into prepared pan and set aside.
  4. Using a hand-held mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the remaining 2 eggs and the cocoa powder.
  5. Lower the speed of the mixer and add the powdered sugar. Slowly add the remaining 1 stick (1/2 cup) of melted butter. Add vanilla and continue to beat the mixture until smooth.
  6. Pour filling over cake mixture in pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the cake; the center should still be a little gooey when finished baking. Let cake partially cool on a wire rack before cutting into pieces.
  7. Add your favorite frosting if desired.


Source of Gone To Heaven Chocolate Cake Recipe @ myhoneysplace.com

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