HEAVENLY CHOCOLATE CAKE
PREP TIME: 20 min. | TOTAL TIME: 55 min.
MAKES: 16 servings
WHAT YOU NEED
1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix (not pudding in the mix variety)
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
1-1/3 cups water
1 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
HEAT oven to 350° F.
SPRAY 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Coat with flour; set aside. Stir cake mix and ó cup cocoa in large mixing bowl. Add eggs, water and dressing; beat with mixer until well blended. Pour into prepared pan.
BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
BEAT cream cheese, milk and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Gradually add combined powdered sugar and remaining cocoa, beating well after each addition. Spread over cake.
Looking for a special treat? One slice of this heavenly cake provides a lot of chocolately flavor.
HOW TO MAKE A TRIPLE LAYER CAKE
GREASE AND FLOUR 3 (9-inch) round cake pans. Line bottoms of pans with waxed paper. Prepare cake batter as directed; pour evenly into prepared pans. Bake at 350° F 20 to 23 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
HOW TO TEST CAKE FOR DONENESS
To prevent overbaking, check cakes or cupcakes at the minimum baking time indicated in recipe. Insert a toothpick in center of cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. If it does not come out clean, return to the over for a few additional minutes before rechecking.