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! 🙂
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.