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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Cheesecake Stuffed Dark Chocolate Cake

Cheesecake Stuffed Dark Chocolate Cake

 

  • Time 32 minutes
  • Serves 16

Ingredients

  • Unsweetned cocoa
  • 1 18.25oz package Devil's Food cake mix
  • 1 3.4oz box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 large eggs-room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup oil-vegetable, canola, or corn
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chocolate extract-optional
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 1.55oz milk chocolate bars(such as Hershey's)
  • 3 16oz tubs homestyle cream cheese frosting
  • 3 7.75oz boxes frozen cheesecake bites(such as Sara Lee)-chopped.
  • 1 12oz jar dulce de leche or caramel sauce
  • Double chocolate rolled wafer cookies(such as Pirouline)
  • Chocolate fudge rolled water cookies( such as Pepperidge Farm)

How to make it

  1. Grease two round 9" cake pans. Dust with cocoa powder.
  2. Beat cake mix and next 7 ingredients on medium speed for two minutes.
  3. Fold in milk chocolate. Spread batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-32 minutes or until cake springs back when touched.
  5. Cool layers for 10 minutes in pans then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. Wrap layers and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  7. Using a serrated knife, slice layers in half horizontally to make four layers.
  8. Place 1 layer cut side up onto cake plate.
  9. Spread with 1/2 cup frosting.
  10. Sprinkle one-fourth of chopped cheesecake bites over frosting.
  11. Repeat process with three remaining layers. Spread frosting only over top layer and then on sides of cake.
  12. Drizzle dulce de leche(caramel sauce) over the top of cake letting it drip down the sides.
  13. Break rolled wafer cookies into various length pieces and sprinkle over top of cake along with any remaining cheesecake pieces.
  14. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  15. Refrigerate leftovers(if there are any).
Note:

Decorate with chocolate chips, chopped oreo cookies, chopped peanut butter cups or whatever you like.