I was telling a friend this weekend that chocolate should be part of the food pyramid with a daily recommended number of servings a day. She laughed and asked, "You mean it isn't?" Ha! Ha! I admit it...I love chocolate! And I love it even more that Close to My Heart has an ink color called "Chocolate!" And surprise, surprise....it's one of my favs. :) So, to celebrate everyone else who loves Chocolate (both the candy and the ink color!), here is a recipe for one of my favorite Chocolate Cakes! My friend Cindy made it for me and some friends one day when we got together to stamp. See...another reason why chocolate and stamping are a match made in heaven! Enjoy!
1 chocolate cake mix (I like fudge or milk chocolate)
1 stick of butter
Preheat oven to 350. Combine ingredients. Pat into lightly greased 9x13 pan. Prepare filling (below).
8 oz soft cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick of butter, melted
16 oz powdered sugar
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Add butter, then powdered sugar. Spread over cake mixture. Bake for 40-50 minutes. You want the center to be a little gooey, so do not overbake.