This is such a delicious, rich chocolate cake topped with light, airy and smooth pumpkin cream cheese frosting.
Keyword cheesecake, chocolate cake, pumpkin
Prep Time 45minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 1hour5minutes
Servings 18 inch cake
Author Lyuba Brooke
1cupunsweetened cocoa powder
½cupunsalted butterroom temperature
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray three 8-inch round cake pans with cooking spray and lightly dust it with flour.
Mix hot, boiling water with unsweetened cocoa powder. Stir well and set aside.
In a bowl of an electric mixer, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined.
Whisk together the vegetable oil, vanilla, eggs, and sour cream.
On low speed, slowly pour in the egg mixture into the dry ingredients. Once it's combined, bring the speed up to medium, and beat for about two minutes.
Lower the speed to low again, and slowly pour in the hot cocoa. Mix until just combined. Turn off the mixer.
Using the spatula, scrape the sides and the bottom, and continue mixing with the spatula until the batter is smooth.
Divide the batter between the three 8-inch round cake pans, equally, and bake for 18–20 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center to make sure the cake is baked through. If it comes out clean, cake is done.
Cool completely before frosting.
Beat butter in a bowl of an electric mixer, on medium-high speed, for about 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add cream cheese, and beat on medium-high speed, until smooth, 1–2 minutes.
Scrape bottom and sides of the bowl, and add pumpkin puree. Beat for a couple more minutes.
Lower the speed to low, and beat in powder sugar and cinnamon.
Turn up the speed back to medium-high and beat 3–4 minutes, until the frosting is light, smooth, and fluffy.
Refrigerate 15–20 minutes and then transfer into a piping bag.
Make sure cake is completely cooled before adding frosting.
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