Chocolate cake with vanilla cream cheese frosting recipe

This homemade chocolate cake boasts a flawlessly light and soft crumb, topped off with a delectable vanilla cream cheese frosting. You’ll be looking for any reason to bake this chocolate cake with vanilla cream cheese frosting time and time again!

Have you ever caught yourself constantly fixated on a recipe, continually seeking an opportunity to whip it up yet again?

My current fixation is this chocolate cake with vanilla cream cheese frosting. It’s become a go-to for various occasions, from my husband’s birthday celebration last month to transforming it into cupcakes for my daughter’s soccer match. I’ve even prepared it for a casual gathering with friends, and just recently, I baked it simply because I couldn’t resist having another slice!

This cake is truly exceptional, a luxurious delight perfect for any and all reasons. After all, we can always justify enjoying a slice of cake, can’t we?

Ingredients :

    • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup International Delight Chocolate Caramel coffee creamer
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt

Frosting :

    • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 package (8oz) cream cheese, room temperature
    • 4 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2-4 tablespoons International Delight Chocolate Caramel vanilla creamer

Ganache :

  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions :

    1. Heat oven to 350°F.
    2. Coat three 9″ round pans with baking spray or butter and flour. Shake off excess. Set aside.
    3. In a mixing bowl add the butter and sugar. With the paddle attachment on, beat on low speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
    4. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    5. Beat in the buttermilk and vanilla extract until well blended.
    6. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
    7. Alternately add some of the flour mixture and a little of the coffee creamer, beating just until all the ingredients are blended in.
    8. Divide batter equally between the 3 baking pans.
    9. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
    10. Remove the pans from the oven and leave to cool for about 10-15 minutes before inverting on wire racks to cool completely.

Frosting :

    1. In a mixing bowl add the butter and cream cheese.
    2. With the paddle attachment on, beat on low speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
    3. Add the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
    4. Once all the sugar is incorporated, beat in the vanilla extract and enough vanilla coffee creamer to reach your desired consistency. I prefer my frosting a little thicker so I only added 2 tablespoons.

Assemble the cake :

    1. On a cake stand add the first layer. Spoon half of the frosting on top of it and spread it evenly.
    2. Gently lay the second cake layer and spread the remaining frosting.
    3. Last but not least finish the cake with the third cake later.
    4. To prevent the cake from sliding I use a cake ring but it’s not mandatory. If you do use the ring, make sure it’s tight around the cake.
    5. Refrigerate for a couple of hours, or overnight.

Ganache :

  1. In a heatproof bowl, add the chocolate chips and cream. Microwave in 30 seconds intervals, stirring each time it stops, until the chocolate is smooth and creamy.
  2. Let the ganache thicken before pouring it over the cake.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 more hour before slicing the cake.
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