Dark Mocha Cake with cream cheese filling

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Chocolate, coffee, cream cheese …mmm… and if you have all 3 of these together in a dessert? Just yum yum yum! I first baked this cake a few years go for my husband’s birthday and we fell in love with it.! Now it’s a keeper and a fool-proof dessert that I make every time we have something to celebrate.Of course we also always find some reason or other to celebrate. 🙂

And this time our reason for baking this cake was the joyous occasion of having my niece visiting us. As I have mentioned in my recent posts she loves cream cheese and I have been making various desserts using cream cheese for her. This cake was one of them and as expected she was totally bowled over 🙂

It is really simple too – You first need to bake a chocolate cake and then cut it horizontally so you have 3 layers.  Then you can fill in the cream cheese filling between the three layers and then finally top it with a finger-licking chocolate ganache!. This cake is also a great crowd pleaser! – it is unbelievably moist and gooey and the cream cheese filling….hmmm just so yum!

I am also bringing this cake to Fiesta Friday this week! I can’t wait to check out all the lovely foods that folks would have brought this week! 🙂

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I have said 20-30 minutes for baking the cake because oven times may vary depending upon the type of oven, type of pan etc. Hence keep a close eye on the cake after 20 minutes – you do not want to overcook and get it dry.

Cutting the layers is also tricky and practice definitely helps. You can insert toothpicks to mark your points and then use them as a guide as you go around the cake with a large, sharp knife.

If you used an 8 inch pan then you will have two cakes and so you just need to cut each cake into two layers.

You can bake any type of basic chocolate cake and then do the filling and the frosting as described above too.

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  1. Awwwwww are you passing over some??!!! A slice at least?? I loved the flavors here… Mocha is all-time favorite and you added cream cheese filling… AAaahhhh!!! Pure blissssss…

  2. Divine! I must make it! I make what I call my “Black and White” cake after a trip to NYC and eating their Black and White cookies. This sounds similar in the mix of the ultra dark chocolate and cream cheese yumminess combined with coffee. Can’t go wrong there!

  3. Wow, wow, wow, Indu! Your cake looks just so moist and rich and now you have got me craving your cake! Your photos are absolutely decadent! This is a wonderful recipe to bring to FF! 😀

  4. Oh wow…Indu…. this is spectacular!! Happy Happy Fiesta Friday!! This is the perfect treat… the perfect dessert for our FF table this weekend! Thank you so much for sharing… That very last photo makes me wish that I could reach right in and help myself to that dish. And then reach in and help myself to the dish in the photo above it!! <3 Awesome post. Absolutely gorgeous photos… Wonderful recipe!

    • Aww Prudy you are so sweet! Thx for your lovely comments! Actually I did not even get a chance to take good pics! All my family wanted a slice of it and before I knew it , it was all gone!
      Thx for being the host at FF once again! You are so kind!

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