chocolate cake + cream cheese icing

This weekend, we had a little mountain get away.  In addition to chasing down some cooler temperatures (yay for boots and sweaters!), we also celebrated my momma's birthday.  Leaves were changing, the air was crisp, fires were abundant, and this cake was DELICIOUS.  Next time you need a simple, homemade cake give this one a try.  The cake itself was moist and light, and the cream cheese icing was the perfect compliment to the chocolate.  Decadent but worth every bite if I do say so myself.  AND, as an added bonus, the entire cake can be made in one bowl.  

Chocolate Cake + Cream Cheese Icing
Original cake recipe from all recipes

  • 2 C. white sugar
  • 1 3/4 C. flour
  • 3/4 C. cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C. milk
  • 1/2 C. vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 C. boiling water
  • (1) 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tbs. butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Grease (2) 9 inch round pans.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla and mix for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in boiling water.  (The batter will be very thin)
  4. Bake cakes for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Cool 10 minutes in the pan; cool completely on wire racks.
  6. Ice with cream cheese icing and serve.
  1. Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.  Gradually add sugar and salt, beating until blended.  Add vanilla.


  1. This looks sooooo good! Saving the recipe for our next birthday!!

  2. Oh.my.gosh YUM! MY dad would love this- sending the recipe to my mom!

  3. I love baking cakes and my hubby is a big fan of cream cheese frosting, so I'll definitely have to save this recipe!
    xx lexi @ glitter, inc.