Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chocolate Surprise Cake

I had to make a cake today to bring to a friend who has just lost a relative. I went to the pantry to see what I had and came up with a few items that fit the recipe for Chocolate Surprise Cake.
This is a nice easy cake that requires very little time. When you are pressed for time, it is always good to have a few standby recipes like this. It also makes a nice dessert for company.

And you can't go wrong with chocolate.

12-oz cream cheese-softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pkg. chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips (I used regular chocolate chips)
Confectioners' sugar
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 12 cup Bundt pan. In a small mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla. Beat until blended and set aside. Prepare the cake as label directs. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Evenly cover with the cream cheese mixture. Bake until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45-55 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 25 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely. Dust with confectioner's sugar.

This is very nice served with whipped cream and raspberries.


  1. Hi Linda...Now this looks good...and easy. I was just about to say that my grandson would like it when I realized I use him as an excuse for wanting to make all of your yummy desserts! lol's me!! Have a great week...Debbie

  2. Linda - your cake looks delicious. And easy - just my speed! You are such a nice friend!


  3. Your friend must be delighted! How sweet of you to make them a cake!

  4. Can't wait to try looks delicious. Yum Yum

  5. I am so sorry about your friend's loss. This is an amazing recipe. Thanks for sharing it. I can hardly wait to try it out. I love love love chocolate.

  6. Oh, you do know how to make my mouth water. This cake looks scrumptuous! Another recipe to save. Thanks. laurie


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