Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chocolate Cream Cheese Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache

We had to buy a new TV last week - our TV of only four years died on us....

Both of us were really upset because we didn't want to spend money on a new TV, we would like to spend our money on a trip or maybe new boots.....  But since it would cost just as much to fix the TV with used parts as buy a new one, off to Costco we went.  We ended up with a wonderful new TV that makes me feel like I'm at the Laker's game and couldn't be happier with our purchase.

To celebrate we invited the in-laws over to watch the Laker's game and check out our newest addition to the family.  I made my delicious Middle Eastern chicken, hummus and yogurt sauce to snack on during the game and this unbelievable cake to help ease our pain over the loss.

I had to work during the day and needed something easy to pull together, so I finally tried out the Trader Joe's Chocolate Cake Mix that I had in my pantry.  I added a center of cream cheese mixture and topped with chocolate ganache.  This was an idea that I got from my Aunt in a cupcake form but I decided to make it in a no-fuss, bundt cake.  

The result was a wonderfully moist and rich cake that was impressive enough to serve when company comes over!  In total it took about 10 minutes of prep and 40 minutes of bake time.    This would be a wonderful Valentine's Day dessert - sure to make your love think you slaved away!  

Chocolate Cream Cheese Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache

1 prepared recipe of chocolate cake, enough for a 10 cup bundt cake
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pour prepared chocolate cake into greased bundt cake pan.  Set aside.

Mix together cream cheese, egg and sugar until creamy.  Mix in mini chocolate chips.  Drop evenly on the top of cake mix in bundt pan.  Bake 40 minutes or until cake is set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes in pan and then turn out of pan.  Cool completely.

Heat cream in small saucepan, add in chocolate chips and stir until smooth.  Pour evenly over cake.


I shared this post on Sweets for a Saturday.


  1. Wow, that cake is absolute decadence. That filling sounds really good. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog right now called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your cake up. Feel free to link up any other sweets you've made this past week. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-3.html

  2. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. I hope you'll be able to join in again.