Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ok, who doesn’t like chocolate cake? I mean, I guess if you are one of those people who doesn’t like chocolate, ok. But really, chocolate cake is so yummy! Here’s a recipe for chocolate cake from scratch that came with my kitchen aid mixer. I have used it a couple times for birthdays. There aren’t any artificial preservatives, dyes, anything like that in it that you would possibly get with a box cake, and it tastes so much better! This recipe is specific to the kitchen aid, but you could still do it with an electric mixer.


Chocolate Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 cake
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 oz semisweet chocolate bars or chips melted
  • 4 oz butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease and flour two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans
  3. Combine dry ingredients in mixer bowl
  4. Add butter, milk, and vanilla
  5. Attach flat beater and set speed to 2 for 1 minute
  6. Add eggs and chocolate and continue on speed 2 for 30 seconds
  7. Increase speed to 6 for another minute
  8. Pour batter into pans and bake for 30-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  9. Cool 10 minutes in pan, then transfer to cooling rack
  1. Combine butter and cream cheese in electric mixer
  2. Slowly add in powdered sugar until creamy, then add vanilla
  3. Frost the cake as desired

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