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Cream-Filled Chocolate Cake

I use a convenient boxed cake mix to shave minutes off the prep time of this dessert. It gets a homemade tough from a yummy vanilla layer and from-scratch frosting.—Linda Hartsell, Apple Creek, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + freezing Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons hot water

Directions

  • Prepare cake batter according to package directions; pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, for filling, combine flour and milk in a saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook and stir for 2 minutes; remove from the heat and cool completely.
  • In a bowl, cream butter, shortening, sugar and salt until fluffy. Add flour mixture; beat until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Spread over cake. Freeze for 15 minutes. For frosting, beat butter, cocoa and vanilla in a bowl until fluffy. Beat in sugar and water. Spread over filling. Store in the refrigerator.

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  • Monarchsmomma
    Mar 15, 2011

    My kids love this cake! They call it Swiss Roll Cake. I want to try a vanilla version of it.

  • KScales
    Jul 28, 2010

    We apoligize for a slight omission in the method. The cooked flour mixture should be added to the butter and shortening mixture, then beat until fluffy, about 4 minutes.This error will be corrected on the recipe shown here soon.Taste of Home Test Kitchen

  • cookie_baker
    Dec 29, 2009

    This is my favorite chocolate cake to make. I get requests for the recipe often.

  • cbach
    Mar 19, 2008

    YES YOU ADD IT TO THE CREAMED BUTTERMIXTURE AFTER IT IS COOLED i'T IS A GREAT CREAM FILLING I USE IT IN CUPCAKES. THE CREAM TASTE JUST LIKE HOSTE CUPCAKE CREAM FILLING YUMMY

  • hazelmarlene
    Feb 21, 2008

    I don't see in the recipe what one does with the flour & milk in the saucepan once it's cooled. Does one add it the creamed butter, shortening, etc.?