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Grandma Anona’s Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake

December 16, 2012

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake (10)

Corinne asked me what recipe made me think of Grandma Anona.  It has to be this Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake.  She made it all the time for birthdays and family parties.  It is one of our favorites.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake (1)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

FILLING:

16 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 T. butter

¼ cup sugar

1 T. cornstarch

1 egg

2 T. milk

½ tsp. vanilla

Mix filling ingredients until smooth and creamy.  Set aside.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake (2)

 

CAKE:

1 Devils Food pudding cake mix

3 eggs

1/3 cup oil

1 cup water

Mix cake mix ingredients.

Grease and flour a 9×13 pan.

Pour 2/3 of the cake batter in the cake pan.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake (3)

Drop filling ingredients over cake batter – smooth out the best you can.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake (4)

 

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Pour remaining cake batter over the filling.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Cool completely.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake (7)

Don’t be afraid if your cake comes out looking kind of weird and bumpy – that’s ok.

Ice with chocolate or cream cheese icing.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake (8)

Tanner loved it!

FULL RECIPE WITHOUT PICTURES —

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

FILLING:

16 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 T. butter

¼ cup sugar

1 T. cornstarch

1 egg

2 T. milk

½ tsp. vanilla

 

CAKE:

1 Devils Food pudding cake mix

3 eggs

1/3 cup oil

1 cup water

Grease and flour a 9×13 pan.

Mix filling ingredients until smooth and creamy.  Set aside.

Mix cake mix ingredients.

Pour 2/3 of the cake batter in the cake pan.

Drop filling ingredients over cake batter – smooth out the best you can.

Pour remaining cake batter over the filling.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Cool completely.

Ice with chocolate or cream cheese icing.

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