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Fudge Ripple Layer Cake

March 13, 2014Danita

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This cake is a great example of the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”

I have a TON of cookbooks!  I love them but I will admit, I’m not usually inspired to make a recipe unless it has a picture with it.  If the picture catches my eye and looks like something my family would enjoy, I make it.  That’s exactly what happened with this Fudge Ripple Layer Cake. Someone was smart enough to put a picture of it on the cover of Southern Living Homestyle Cooking.

On the outside it looks like an ordinary chocolate cake, right?  But take a look on the inside…

fudge ripple cake 002aThat’s what I saw on the cover of this cookbook!  You are looking at two layers of decadent homemade chocolate cake with cheese cake filling, topped with The Best Chocolate Frosting Ever! (recipe in tomorrow’s post)  I thought it looked delicious but to be honest, the thing that intrigued me most was….how did they get the filling in there like that? 

I’ve made this cake several times and it’s always a hit, wherever it goes.  It’s very rich and goes great with coffee or ice cream.  The icing is also homemade and adds to the richness.

Here’s the Recipe:

Cake:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups (White Lily) all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp vanilla, divided

Filling:

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large egg

Grease and flour 2 (9 in) round cake pans and line with waxed paper.  Grease and flour waxed paper.

*Don’t skip this step…using cooking spray may not be enough…not recommended this time

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cake:

fudge ripple cake 005Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and set aside

In the bowl of a large stand mixer beat shortening on medium speed until fluffy

Gradually add 1 1/2 cups sugar continuing to beat well

Add eggs (2) one at a time, blending well after each

fudge ripple cake 042Gradually add flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk, to mixing bowl.  End with flour

Mix at low speed after each addition

When the last of the flour has been added, beat on high for 3 more minutes

*Stop once to scrape down sides*

Stir in 2 tsp vanilla

fudge ripple cake 007Divide evenly in prepared pans and set aside

Filling:

014 On medium speed, beat cream cheese, butter (2 Tbsp) and corn starch until creamy

Add sweetened condensed milk, gradually, beating well

Add egg and beat again

STIR in 1 tsp vanilla

fudge ripple cake 018Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over cake batter, leaving space around edges

Bake at 350 degrees about 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

Remove from oven and allow to cool 10 minutes on a wire rack before removing from pan

fudge ripple cake 044When cake is completely cool, place one layer, cream cheese side up on cake plate and cover with The Best Chocolate Frosting Ever

fudge ripple cake 048Top with second layer….cream cheese side down

Cover top and sides with remaining frosting

Can be garnished with pecans

fudge ripple cake 018aHaving the picture of this cake on the front of the cookbook also helps me remember where to find it!

Fudge Ripple Layer Cake
Sweet "cheese cake" between two layers of fudgy chocolate cake
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Cake
  1. 1/2 cup shortening
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 2 large eggs
  4. 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  5. 2/3 cup cocoa
  6. 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  9. 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp vanilla, divided
Filling
  1. 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
  2. 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  3. 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  4. 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  5. 1 large egg
Instructions
  1. Grease and flour 2 (9 in) round cake pans and line with waxed paper. Grease and flour waxed paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cake
  1. Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and set aside
  2. In the bowl of a large stand mixer beat shortening on medium speed until fluffy
  3. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups sugar continuing to beat well
  4. Add eggs (2) one at a time, blending well after each
  5. Gradually add flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk, to mixing bowl. End with flour
  6. Mix at low speed after each addition
  7. When the last of the flour has been added, beat on high for 3 more minutes
  8. *Stop once to scrape down sides*
  9. Stir in 2 tsp vanilla
  10. Divide evenly in prepared pans and set aside
Filling
  1. On medium speed, beat cream cheese, butter (2 Tbsp) and corn starch until creamy
  2. Add sweetened condensed milk, gradually, beating well
  3. Add egg and beat again
  4. STIR in 1 tsp vanilla
  5. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over cake batter, leaving space around edges
  6. Bake at 350 degrees about 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool 10 minutes on a wire rack before removing from pan
  8. When cake is completely cool, place one layer, cream cheese side up on cake plate and cover with The Best Chocolate Frosting Ever
  9. Top with second layer....cream cheese side down
  10. Cover top and sides with remaining frosting
  11. Can be garnished with pecans
Notes
  1. Using non stick cooking spray not recommended in this recipe
Adapted from Southern Living Homestyle Cooking
Adapted from Southern Living Homestyle Cooking
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21 Comments

  • OKC Mom of 3

    March 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    This looks delish. i don’t make chocolate desserts often because my husband doesn’t like chocolate (crazy, right?!) but maybe I could make this for potluck sometime.
    Thanks for linking up w/ the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party

  • Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction

    March 20, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Danita,
    Thanks for sharing at last weeks’ #GetHimFed Fridays linky party. I’m featuring your post this week. Hope to see you again this week.
    Annamaria

  • Susan OrganizedThirtyOne (Organized31)

    March 19, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Good thing I just bought a springform pan this weekend! Two of my favorites together in one cake. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  • tumbleweedcontessa

    March 18, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    OMG! I have to make this recipe. The people at work will love it! Thanks for linking to What’d You Do This Weekend.

    Linda

  • Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

    March 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Wow! Gorgeous and fun cake!! Thanks for linking up to SNF 🙂

  • Kareen Liez Datoy

    March 14, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    This is so yummy! Oh chocolate! This is my weakness! I wish I could bake this cake. I’ll give it a try one of these day. I’m coming from That’s Fresh Friday blog hop. http://www.pinkheartstring.com

  • Xiomara @ Parkesdale

    March 13, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Oh my sugar! I could actually taste this. It looks so good and rich. #yum

  • Jennifer Sikora

    March 13, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    That cake looks SO delicious. I am craving a good piece of chocolate cake right about now.

  • idigpinterest

    March 13, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Wow! Pinning!

  • Ricci

    March 13, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Oh girl…this looks AMAZING!! And now I need something sweet to eat!!

  • Jenne Kopalek

    March 13, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    I have to agree a picture is everything. It has to strike me as OMG for me to put it aside and make it. This looks delicious!

  • Nichole C

    March 13, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Ohhhh yum!

  • fuller255

    March 13, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Big yum! Chocolate and I really like each other.

    1. Danita

      March 13, 2014 at 9:57 AM

      I understand…chocolate and I are quite “close” as well.

  • Ashley

    March 13, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Yum!! I know it’s going to be good when the first ingredient is shortening. 😉

    1. Danita

      March 13, 2014 at 9:54 AM

      Yes Ashley, sadly that is true. Sometimes you just have to live on the wild side and eat a little shortening.

  • Elle VJ

    March 13, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    It looks very rich and delicious! I may take a stab at it, although I’m not a baker at all, lol.

    1. Danita

      March 13, 2014 at 9:53 AM

      I have confidence in you, Elle. You can do it!

  • Christine@ Apple of My Eye

    March 13, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Holy smokes, this is one gorgeous cake!! Love!

  • Stephanie

    March 13, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Seeing this chocolate goodness makes giving up sweets for Lent downright painful.

    1. Danita

      March 13, 2014 at 9:53 AM

      So sorry Stephanie…didn’t mean to be the cause of temptation!

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