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Chocolate Cream Cake

In celebration of my birthday, which is TODAY, here's a delicious cake recipe to share with my readers! Turning 48 this year and loving every minute of it. Enjoy!  

1/2 cup butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, cream together butter, cream cheese, and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir in water. Pour batter into two greased and floured cake pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Let set for 10 minutes, and then remove cakes from pans and cool on wire racks. Frost with fudge frosting below:

FROSTING:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup baking cocoa
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

In small mixing bowl, mix butter and baking cocoa. Add powdered sugar alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency. Blend in vanilla. Makes enough to frost a two-layer cake. Enjoy!  
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