Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted, plus additional for pan 1 package (18.25 ounces) chocolate cake mix 3 large eggs 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 3 to 4 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 box (1 pound) confectioner's sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup chopped nuts
Directions 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. and place rack in center. Lightly butter a 13-by-9-inch baking pan. 2. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix, 1 egg, and 1/2 cup butter until combined well; evenly pat into prepared pan and set aside. 3. In a large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Beat in remaining 2 eggs and the cocoa powder until combined well. Reduce speed to low and add sugar; beat until combined well. Gradually beat in remaining 1/2 cup butter and the extract; beat until smooth. Fold in nuts with a rubber spatula and spread over cake mixture in pan. 4. Bake until set around edges but center is a little gooey, 40 to 50 minutes (do not overbake). 5. Transfer cake in pan to a wire rack and let cool slightly before cutting.
Nutrition facts per serving (based on 20 servings): Calories: 365 Total fat: 20g Saturated fat: 9.5g Sodium: 342mg Carbohydrate: 45g Calcium: 56mg Cholesterol: 69mg Protein: 4g Fiber: 2g