Dark Chocolate Chunk Cream Cheese Cake

Dark Chocolate.  Cream Cheese.  Cake.   Yeah, I think that sounds like a pretty darn delicious combo.   And trust me, it is.  This Dark Chocolate Chunk Cream Cheese Cake is simple to make, but a nice change on your average cakes and bars (it comes out a bit of something in between).   They are wonderfully rich (hello, cream cheese!) with a buttery cake layer and a cream cheese top layer.

I love this recipe if I want something that is easy to pull together but a little out of the ordinary.   It absolutely positively melts in your mouth.    I made this using DOVE Dark Chocolate Promises, and the dark chocolate lends itself wonderfully to the sweetness of the cake.  You could absolutely use a milk chocolate or semi-sweet if you like, but I do love it with the dark chocolate.

While these cut a bit like a brownie or bar, you will want a plate and a fork to eat these with.   Or straight from the pan (no judgement here).

To make these you whip up your crust layer, add in some DOVE Dark Chocolate Promises, spread on your cream cheese layer then top with a few chopped up DOVE Dark Chocolate Promises.   It really is simple and comes together very quickly.

Grab a fork and dig in.

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cream Cheese Cake

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cream Cheese Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 tbsp butter, melted
  • 5 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 bag DOVE Dark Chocolate Promises

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar to prepare the cake mixture. Add in melted butter and stir to combine. Add in one of the eggs and stir to combine well. Press mixture into an 8x8 sized baking pan and set aside.

Place approximately 24 of your DOVE Dark Chocolate Promises into the pan on top of the cake mixture (four rows of six works well in an 8x8 pan).

In a separate bowl mix together softened cream cheese, egg, vanilla and powdered sugar. Stir until well combined then pour mixture over the top of your cake mixture and DOVE Dark Chocolate Promises. Spread gently with a spatula to cover. Chop up remaining DOVE Dark Chocolate Promises and sprinkle over the top of the cream cheese layer.

Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool. Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Judy says

    This wonderful looking dessert sounds dangerous as written. Unless you are only feeding one or two people, I see a mob of anxious chocoholics trying to get their share of this 8″x8″ piece of joy. Do you think doubling it would work in a 9″x13″ pan? :-)

    • says

      Haha Judy! Good point. I think it would work out, not exactly sure on the cooking time. I need to make this again, it’s SO good!

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