8 ounces soft whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
One (1 pound) box confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 13-inch cake pan.
Topping: Whip together the cream cheese, melted chocolate
and egg. When smooth, stir in the sifted confectioners' sugar. Set aside.
Cake: Mix the dry ingredients, preferably in the bowl of a mixer.
In another bowl, stir together the melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla
extract. Slowly add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients; beat for
3 minutes. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Gently spread the cream
cheese topping over the cake.
Bake for 40 minutes.
Cool the cake completely, at least 4 hours, before cutting.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
The cake will stay moist and delicious for 3 days.