Chocolate Cream Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Cream Cake Recipe

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From Shepherd, Michigan, Marge Dellert writes, "Whenever I take this moist chocolate cake with butter cream filling to a function, I'm asked for the recipe. My daughter-in-law, Marla, shared it with me."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased and floured 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack. Cool completely.
  2. For filling, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar and flour. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until completely cool.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and shortening until fluffy. Beat in milk mixture and vanilla until smooth. Split cake into two horizontal layers; spread filling over bottom cake layer. Top with remaining cake layer.
  4. For glaze, in a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Gradually add water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla until glaze is smooth. Cool to lukewarm. Spread over top of the cake. Let stand until set. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Cream Cake in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p48

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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pdwyer3 User ID: 7619942 235599
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"The recipe that is in the magazine leaves out ingredients and correct steps. Wasted time and ingredients. Some one should proof read the recipes."

shawnba User ID: 2581969 229198
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2015

"Love this cake!! It freezes well, so it's great to have on hand for a last minute dessert"

doglovers0512 User ID: 5929290 144410
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

"I just made this last night - and I'm giving the cake five execution of it 2 stars!

Love, love, love the white filling. It is very close to what is in the hostess bakery products. I don't think it would be nearly as good as the fillings that use cream cheese. The 13 x 9 cake, taken out of the pan and split is VERY hard to do, even when completely cooled. I did it but it looks terrible. HOWEVER, the flavors combined (especially the glorious glaze) are magnificent. I will use this recipe for the glaze for several things in the cream topping, ganache, etc. It is very very good. All in all a great cake, particularly with some practice. I made no substitutions, just as these directions state."

JoycemRhodes User ID: 6846874 56315
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2013

"I have made this cake twice. Once for a snack for my Sunday School class and once for my sisters church potluck. Wonderful, wonderful comments. It is very good and not hard to make. A little time consuming but bake cake and filling one day and finish recipe the next."

fotobydede User ID: 1040407 146075
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"What a disaster! The cakes slid off of each other, the glaze slid off of the top. End up nothing like the picture. I usually like ToH recipes but this was a complete waste of time and money."

LouannPearson User ID: 4534435 57553
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"This cake reminds me of a whoopie pie cake. I have been making this for years ,my kids liked it and still do since 1999. Great Recipe!!"

Solterra User ID: 3270498 73139
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"Has anyone made this cake now with the updated amount of flour given by "Taste of Home"?"

KScales User ID: 3262967 57539
Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"Due to the comments posted here, we have reviewed and retested this recipe. We regret that flour was missing to properly thicken the filling. The ingredients and method have been adjusted to include 5 tablespoons of flour. We apologize for the error and hope you'll give the recipe a try.

Taste of Home Test Kitchen"

KScales User ID: 3262967 124671
Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"Due to the comments here, we have reviewed and retested this recipe. We regret that flour was missing from the filling to properly thicken it. The ingredients and method have been updated to include 5 tablespoons of flour now. We apologize for the error.

Taste of Home Test Kitchen"

jetfan27 User ID: 967384 146074
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

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