Family Favorites Friday – Double Fudge Fanciful Cake

My mom has been making this amazing cake for as long as I can remember. It is made with boxed cake mix, which makes it super easy, but it is REALLY good. Don’t tell anyone about the boxed cake mix and no one will ever know just how much work you DIDN’T put into this cake.

Family Favorites Friday - Double Fudge Fanciful Cake

Double Fudge Fanciful Cake

FILLING:
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp. butter
1/4 c. sugar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 egg
2 tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

BASE:
1 pkg. Pillsbury Plus Devil’s Food Cake Mix
3 eggs
1/3 c. oil
1 c. water

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 13 x 9 inch pan.

In small bowl, blend all filling ingredients; beat at highest speed until smooth and creamy. Set aside.

In large bowl, blend cake mix, eggs, oil and water until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at highest speed.

Pour half of batter into pan. Pour cream cheese mixture over batter, spreading to cover. Pour remaining batter over cream cheese mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool completely. Frost with your favorite fudge frosting (the store bought kind in the can really is the best for this cake). Store in refrigerator.

Family Favorites Friday - Double Fudge Fanciful Cake

For some reason this cake really is better on the second day. So if you have time, make the cake the day/night before you plan to serve it. Just trust me, it will be better.

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