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Cupid's Chocolate Cake

(3 Votes)
SERVES
16
PREP
10 Min
COOK TIME
25 Min
READY IN
35 Min

Don't wait for Valentine's Day to impress those you love with your Cupid's Chocolate Cake. Yes, it's perfect for scoring a bulls-eye to their hearts, but love can be in the air anytime, and this one will always deliver a heavenly result.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix, prepared according to package directions
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 2 drops red food color
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening
  • 20 large strawberries
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
     
  2. Pour cake batter into prepared baking dish and bake according to package directions, 25 to 30 minutes; let cool.
     
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, strawberry jam, and red food color until well mixed. Fold in whipped topping until thoroughly combined.
     
  4. Frost top of cooled cake, cover, and refrigerate.
     
  5. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and vegetable shortening for 1 minute; stir until smooth. Dip strawberries half way in chocolate and place on wax paper-lined platter to let chocolate harden. When ready to serve, cut cake into squares and top each with a strawberry.
Notes

 Looking for some other sweet options? How about our Peppermint Swirl Cheesecake or our Red Velvet Cake?

Ratings & Comments

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delicious! my boys loved this one. the frosting is the best. will make again

Everyone in the home LOVED this, and SO easy to make. The husband thought I spent a lot of time on this and just could not figure out how I did the frosting. Thank you SO VERY MUCH for this one ! This WILL be used again and again !!

my husband just loved this. he actually had two servings.

This is wonderful!!!

Can I substitute something else for the shortening?

Use the same amount of applesauce (sweetened or unsweetened, I prefer unsweetened) as shortening in the recipe. Lower fat and cannot tell the difference.

You could use butter. The previous comment suggesting applesauce would be good if the shortening were in the cake. In the frosting, applesauce won't work.

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