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Cheese-Swirl Chocolate Cake

"I recently made this moist chocolate cake for my sister and her husband," shares Jennifer Bangerter of Warrensburg, Missouri. "I've never seen cake disappear so quickly! It's great with or without the pretty strawberry sauce."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed


  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, 1 egg, sugar and vanilla; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil and remaining eggs. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Pour half of the batter into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Drop half of the cream cheese mixture by tablespoonfuls over the batter. Repeat layers. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl the cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake at 350&Deg; for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (cake may crack). Cool on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender, cover and process strawberries until pureed. Serve with cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 391 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 409mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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  • Bethany
    Feb 17, 2020

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! My sweet aunt used to make this for me for my birthday every year and she passed away in 2011 and I have searched everywhere and finally found it and it is currently in the oven and I can't wait for my 2 kids to try it! This is the best cake I have ever had!!!

  • JuliaDsidocky
    Jul 7, 2015

    Ditto to person above. I, too, made this and lost it. Can't wait to make, yum!!!!

  • saraquarius
    Feb 15, 2010

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  • dollys21
    Jan 8, 2008

    Thanks ... have looked for this recipe for years. Used to make it all the time when kids were small and lost it somewhere. They loved it then and hope I can surprise them by making it again now that they are parents. Thanks!!!