Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This chocolate cake is moist, tasty, and has just the right amount of chocolate. Also, the cream cheese frosting definitely pairs well with the cake. My little sister customized this cake special for her birthday party and she loved it. Hope you will too. 🙂

Yield: 12-16 servings



2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/3 cups granulated sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 cup milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 eggs

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips


4 oz. cream cheese, softened

3 tbsp. butter, softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


For the Cake:

In a large mixing bowl, using a stand mixer or hand-held mixer, combine the all purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Beat in the melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract and thoroughly mixed. Scrape bowl and add in the eggs, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate chips. Beat until combined. Scrape bowl once more.

Pour the batter into 1 9″ by 2″ greased and floured round cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven for about 35-50 minutes or until a toothpick put into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in the cake pan for 10 minutes before removing from cake pan and transferring to a wire rack.

For the Frosting:

In a large mixing bowl, using a stand mixer or hand-held mixer, beat the softened cream cheese and butter together.

On low-speed, add in the powdered sugar, sea salt, and vanilla extract. Once the cake is cooled, frost neatly and add decorations to your desire. Enjoy! Makena 🙂


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