Chocolate Cream Filled Cake

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 12 to 16 servings


This beautiful Chocolate Cream Filled Cake is a delicious dessert for the chocolate lovers in the family!


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • CAKE
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter), softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Baking Bar, broken into small pieces
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening, divided
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt® pan.

sugar, cream cheese, egg and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl for 2 to 3 minutes. Beat at low speed for 2 to 3 minutes, scraping bowl often, until smooth.

flour, sugar, water, cocoa, butter, egg, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Beat on low speed, scraping bowl often, until ingredients are moistened. Beat on high speed for 2 to 3 minutes scraping bowl often, until smooth. Pour 3 cups batter into prepared pan. Spoon filling over batter without touching sides of pan; cover with remaining batter.

BAKE for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 30 minutes, invert onto wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with Glaze.

baking bar and 1 teaspoon shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Drizzle over cooled cake. Let stand until firm. Repeat with remaining shortening and morsels. Store refrigerated.

Oh my!! What a hit!

by L. LISA , Turnersville, NJ on Dec. 2009

I can't say enough how good this cake is!! I just made it to take to my sister's last night, and I got great reviews! I will say that my filling only looked like a thin might need more of that. But it was still good. I did tweak the recipe slightly. I read how some people said it was dry, so I added about a 1/2 cup of sour cream, and I also added about a tsp of instant coffee (coffee always brings out chocolate and you can't taste it at all). Also, do NOT overbake it. That is why cakes are dry. I also used lower fat cream cheese which I always do. Anyway, I love this cake. Love the glaze...just an all around great recipe!

Satisfies chocolate/cheesecake urge!

by C. CAROL , Greenacres, FL on Aug. 2009

This is excellent--even without the glaze. I used Neufchatel cream cheese--it was more pourable than spoonable into the batter--but it came out great. It only took 48 minutes in my oven, so keep your eye on it. It really satisfies your chocolate and cheesecake craving!

Looks better than it tastes

by A. Amanda , Nacogdoches, TX on May. 2009

The presentation is great-it looks delicious. However, it tastes like any other boring chocolate cake. The cream cheese flavor is completely lacking. Very disappointing. Will not make again.

Yummy Chocolate Cream Filled Cake

by p. patricia , LUFKIN, TX on May. 2008

This cake was very good and it taste sooo good.I make this cake for an family party and they all love it.They wanted an other family party next weekend and want the same cake again.I definatey will be makeing this again and again.

Birthday Hit

by C. Cathy , LONGVIEW, WA on Feb. 2008

I made this cake for my husbands birthday yesterday and everyone loved it. It has a great texture to it and went over well with the group. A nice switch from the traditional birthday cake.

Chocolate Cream Cake

by B. Beth , Battlement Mesa, CO on Jan. 2008

This recipe turned out wonderful, although I added 4oz of melted semi sweet chocolate chip and 1/4c milk. This gave it a richer chocolate flavor. I also added 2 TBS of vanilla mocha coffee powder to the filling. Everyone that tried it loved this cake.

Delicious Filling

by V. Vanessa , HARRISVILLE, WV on Feb. 2007

Would also be nice with a different cake mix such as a strawberry cake with vanilla chips melted over the top!


by G. Gail , JOHNSONBURG, PA on Jan. 2007

This is a great cake & easy to make!

Chocolate Cream Filled Cake

by L. Loni , SHERIDAN, WY on Oct. 2006

We enjoyed this cake. It went together rather quickly and was tasty. Next time I will make a different glaze. This seemed a bit too heavy and thick.

chocolate cream filled cake

by K. KIMBERLY , RINEYVILLE, KY on Sep. 2006

This cake reminds me of a recipes I had long ago its very good. I feel its worth all the work.