Grandma’s Fanciful Double Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Grandma’s Fanciful Double Chocolate Fudge Cake has a swirl of cream cheese filling that turns a regular chocolate cake to a fancy dessert. No one will ever know this decadent dessert starts with a boxed cake mix.

Barbara and I have been extremely blessed to have a legion a wonderful, strong women who helped shape our lives from childhood through adulthood. Two of those women were our grandmothers. They truly were the heart of their families.

Below is a photo of our Grandma K with our grandpa before she was our grandma! Doesn’t she look cute in her hat! Our Granny H hated getting her photo taken so we have very few photos of her!

Grandma's Fanciful Double Chocolate Fudge Cake has a swirl of cream cheese filling that turns a regular chocolate cake from a mix to a fancy dessert that will impress the neighbors.

I think of their kitchens as the souls (and backbones) of the farms where they raised their children and spoiled their grandchildren (and great-grandchildren).

Our Granny H raised eight children (five sons) so just imagine the food she had to fix on a daily basis for that brood. The kids spent much of their day milking cows, doing farm chores, as well as going to school and getting into trouble like kids tend to do. The cake we are sharing today is her recipe.

Many of the recipes we share on These Old Cookbooks come directly from our grandmas or are inspired by them. While our grandfathers (and father) farmed the land, milked cows and raised livestock, our grandmothers’ food nourished our bodies and souls.

Grandma’s Fanciful Double Chocolate Fudge Cake

Isn’t it great how a recipe can remind you of someone you love? This cake was our Granny’s recipe. Our aunt recently shared the recipe with Barbara, and it took us back to a time when Granny would make this for family gatherings.

Grandma's Fanciful Double Chocolate Fudge Cake has a swirl of cream cheese filling that turns a regular chocolate cake from a mix to a fancy dessert that will impress the neighbors.

We all know that quick-fix recipes are all the rage, and we guess Granny was a pioneer with this updated cake mix recipe.

While Granny had recipes for homemade brownies, fudge sauce and more, she would be the first to tell you to use a can of frosting to top this delicious cake!

Notes about Cream Cheese-Filled Chocolate Cake

  • This recipe calls for a devil’s food chocolate cake mix.
  • While we remember the cream cheese layer in the middle of grandma’s cakes, ours tends to fall closer to the bottom, but it’s just as delicious!
  • We suggest swirling the cream cheese throughout the cake. You can pour half the batter in pan. Top with the filling mixture. Pour the rest of the batter on and bake.
  • Granny noted that the filling goes together easier if the cream cheese and margarine are at room temperature.
  • Need a new birthday cake recipe, this one looks great with candles on top!

 

Grandma's Fanciful Double Chocolate Fudge Cake has a swirl of cream cheese filling that turns a regular chocolate cake from a mix to a fancy dessert that will impress the neighbors.

Other Recipes from our Grandmas

Here are a few other recipes directly from our grandmas’ cookbooks:

As you can see, they liked to spoil us with sweets!

Grandma's Fanciful Double Chocolate Fudge Cake has a swirl of cream cheese filling that turns a regular chocolate cake from a mix to a fancy dessert that will impress the neighbors.
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Grandma's Fanciful Double Chocolate Fudge Cake

Grandma's Fanciful Double Chocolate Fudge Cake has a swirl of cream cheese filling that turns a regular chocolate cake from a mix to a fancy dessert that will impress the neighbors.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grandma's Fanciful Double Chocolate Fudge Cake
Servings: 16
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • Filling:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons margarine room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Cake:
  • 1 15.25 oz. devil's food cake mix package
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 16 oz. can chocolate frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan.
  • In a small bowl, blend sugar, margarine, milk, vanilla, cream cheese and flour until smooth and creamy; mix in eggs until completely incorporated.
  • In a large bowl, blend cake mix, water, oil and 3 eggs until moistened; blend at a higher speed for 2 minutes.
  • Pour half the batter in the greased cake pan; pour filling over batter, and then pour the remaining cake batter over top. Use a knife to make swirls in the batter.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely before adding the can of chocolate frosting to the top of the cake.

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Grandma's Fanciful Double Chocolate Fudge Cake has a swirl of cream cheese filling that turns a regular chocolate cake from a mix to a fancy dessert that will impress the neighbors.

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6 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful family cake recipe with all of us at Weekend Potluck!! I’ve added this to my “must-try” list. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  2. Love the story of your grandma. I first found this recipe many over 20 years ago while sitting in the doctors office and it became one of my special cakes just for the holidays. Thank you for sharing.
    I don’t use the frosting anymore, I change mine to the cool whip frosting and my family love it.

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