Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake
1- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 Cup sugar
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
2 Tablespoons Milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 Package Devil's food cake mix
1 Cup water
1/3 Cup Vegetable oil
2/3 Cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 Cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
White Chocolate Drizzle
2 ounces white chocolate
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray Fluted or Bundt Pan with nonstick cooking spray.
For filling, beat cream cheese, sugar, butter and cornstarch until well blended, Add egg, milk and vanilla, Mix until smooth; set aside.
For Cake, combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs; mix according to package directions.
Spread 1 1/2 C. cake batter evenly in pan. Spread evenly with filling. Slowly pour remaining cake batter over filling. Bake 55-65 min. (It consistently takes exactly 60 min for me.) Cool in pan 10 minutes. Loosen cake from edge and center of pan. Invert on cake plate.
For glaze, place chocolate and vanilla in a medium bowl. Bring cream to a boil over high heat, strain while pouring over chocolate. Let set for 5 minutes. Stir, it will look waxing and chunky but keep stirring it will become smooth shortly. Let set and cool 8-10 minutes or until chocolate falls in ribbons from spoon. After cake has cooled spoon onto cake letting the chocolate drip over the sides. Let chocolate cool and set-up
For drizzle, Microwave white chocolate and oil on high for one minute. Stir until smooth. Spoon into a Ziploc bag. Snip a small hole in one corner of bag and drizzle the white chocolate over the cake.
Refrigerate 15 minutes.
Yield approx. 16 servings.
Notes: I rarely make the white chocolate drizzle for two reasons 1) I usually don't have white chocolate on hand. 2) It's just, more work and the cake is still delicious without it.
It does make it look really good though.
I think you could replace the vanilla with other flavors of extracts like: lemon, mint, orange, etc.
The cake is great with canned cherry pie filling and I would think also with other fruit toppings.
Lets face it chocolate tastes great with EVERYTHING!!!!!!!
As my daughter said, "Forget love! I'd rather fall in chocolate!"