• Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 8

European Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake

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 Ingredients List

  • For the dough:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • For the syrup:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon Brandy
  • For the chocolate layer:
  • 4 oz - 1/2 cup dark chocolate plus 2 oz - 1/4 cup extra to garnish
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon Brandy
  • For the frosting:
  • 16 oz - cream cheese or mascarpone cheese (room temperature) - I used Plain Cream Cheese From Willapa Hills Family Farm and Creamery
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 16 oz heavy whipping cream


Preheat the oven to 350F.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
To make cake dough:
Using stand/hand mixer, beat eggs with sugar on high speed until 3 times in size, about 10 minutes. Sift flour, then using spatula carefully fold down top and in circle motion, until combined, be careful not to over mix.
Evenly spread batter on a baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center. Let it cool. Slice cake layer into 3 equal strips.
To make syrup:
Place Brandy, water and sugar into a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Cook for 1 minute. Take it off the heat and let it cool.
To make chocolate spread:
Place butter and chocolate into microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Give it a stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds, mix, repeat until chocolate melts all the way. Add Brandy and give it a stir.
To make frosting:
In a stand mixer on high speed, whisk heavy whipping cream for about 3-5 minutes(be careful not to over whisk it or else it will turn into butter). Place into another bowl, and refrigerate.
Add cream cheese to the same bowl where you whisked heavy whipping cream (no need to wash the bowl) and beat cream cheese until fluffy texture (make sure to stop few times, and using spatula scrap cream cheese down so there will be no chucks of cheese in your cream). Add sugar and whisk until combined.
Using spatula carefully fold in heavy whipping cream with cream cheese, until combined.
To assemble Chocolate Cake:
Place 1st cake layer on a long serving plate and using food brush, evenly brush sugar syrup over the top.
Spread chocolate. This step is %100 optional: After spreading chocolate place your cake layer into a fridge and let the chocolate turn hard that way it will be easier to add frosting on top.
Add frosting. Place another cake layer and repeat.
Garnish with shaved chocolate. Let it rest over night or at least 2 hours. Grab a fork and enjoy!

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