Hershey’s Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

Decadent Indulgence in Every Slice



Preparation Phase & Tools To Use


  1. Two 9-inch round cake pans
  2. Mixing bowls
  3. Electric mixer
  4. Measuring cups and spoons
  5. Rubber spatula
  6. Cooling rack
  7. Sifter for cocoa and flour


Ingredients and Their Roles:

For the Cake:

  • Granulated sugar (2 cups): Provides sweetness and structure.
  • All-purpose flour (1-3/4 cups): The base structure of the cake.
  • Hershey’s cocoa (3/4 cup): Gives the cake its rich chocolate flavor.
  • Baking powder (1-1/2 teaspoons) & baking soda (1-1/2 teaspoons): Leavening agents that help the cake rise.
  • Salt (1 teaspoon): Enhances flavors.
  • Eggs (2 large): Bind the ingredients together and add moisture.
  • Milk (1 cup): Adds moisture and tenderizes the cake.
  • Vegetable oil (1/2 cup): Keeps the cake moist.
  • Vanilla extract (2 teaspoons): Adds flavor depth.
  • Boiling water (1 cup): Enhances the cocoa flavor to make the cake rich and moist.

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

  • Cream cheese (8 ounces, softened): Provides the creamy, tangy layer.
  • Powdered sugar (1 cup): Adds sweetness and smooth texture.
  • Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon): Flavor enhancer.
  • Heavy cream (2 tablespoons): Gives the filling a rich and spreadable consistency.



Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven & Prep Pans: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: Sift together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add Wet Ingredients: Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into prepared pans.
  4. Bake: Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  5. Prepare Filling: Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Gradually add heavy cream until the filling is spreadable but not too liquid.
  6. Assemble Cake: Once the cakes are cool, spread the cream cheese filling on top of one cake layer. Top with the second cake layer.
  7. Final Touch: Dust the top with powdered sugar or cocoa powder for decoration, if desired.


Time and Servings:

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes + cooling
  • Servings: 12
  • Kcal: Approximately 500-600 kcal per serving

Nutritional Information & Health Benefits:

This cake is a treat meant for special occasions. While it’s rich in calories, it also offers the joy and satisfaction that come with indulging in a homemade, decadently chocolate dessert. Enjoying it in moderation as part of a balanced diet is key.

Common Mistakes To Avoid & How to Perfect the Recipe:

  • Overmixing the Batter: Mix just until the ingredients are combined to keep the cake tender.
  • Not Preheating the Oven: Ensure the oven is at the right temperature before baking for even cooking.
  • Skipping the Cooling: Allow the cakes to cool completely before adding the filling to prevent it from melting into the cake.
  • Over or Under-Baking: Keep an eye on your cake and test for doneness towards the end of the baking time.


This Hershey’s Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Filling is a luxurious dessert that’s sure to impress. Its rich chocolate flavor paired with the tangy cream cheese filling makes for an irresistible combination. Whether for a special occasion or a weekend treat, this cake promises satisfaction in every bite. Remember, the key to perfection lies in following the steps carefully and enjoying the process of creating something delightful!

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