Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Suzi Q Cake

This cake has been a favorite around our house for many years.

My middle son would request it each year for his birthday cake and it is always a hit when I take it to potlucks and get togethers.

The photo above is when I made it for Big Al for Valentine's Day, so I had made it in my heart shaped pans, but any way you choose to serve it will be the right way as it is delicious ! It is also a semi homemade cake as it starts with a cake mix.


Your favorite brand chocolate, fudge or devil's food cake mix, baked according to package directions. (Either bake it in 2 pans, or bake in one pan, then separate into two layers after it cools.)

Mix together:
1 (8 oz.) pkg. softened cream cheese
1 10 oz. Cool Whip
2 cups powdered sugar

Mix till smooth.

*This is one of THE BEST TASTING FILLINGS that can be used in many recipes and we also use it as a delicious fruit dip. You gotta' try it!

Spread filling between layers and also on top of the top layer.

Then around sides only, spread a small can of MILK chocolate frosting (or your favorite homemade recipe).

Serve immediately and refrigerate leftovers. It is great cold too...for breakfast!
(Am I the only crazy person that enjoys cake for breakfast?)


  1. What a great recipe and the filling sounds unbelievably delicious.

  2. It's so cute...love the heart shape :) And sounds tasty, too.

  3. That filling sounds absolutely delicious! Does it keep outside the frig at all? I'd love to use it as the center of one of my party cakes, but the cream cheese makes me a bit nervous.

  4. Kelli, yes it does. Just like any cream cheese recipe, don't leave it out for hours on end. And refrigerate any leftovers.

  5. How sweet that your son requests this cake. It looks so delicious and decadent!

  6. I love cake for breakfast! It's so good with a cup of tea or coffee, and I love it cold, too. This looks so yummy. The filling sounds delicious and how cute - the heart shape!

  7. sounds yummy!.... and cake for breakfast ... another great idea... it covers the food groups!

  8. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cake! I believe I received one for my birthday once!

    It's all about the cream cheese baby! Yummmm

  9. Thank you Sharon, as yes, this was the cake.

  10. I'm impressed at your beautiful cake! Whenever I attempt layers, they turn out super lopsided. I've used dental floss before to split each layer and put frosting in there, too (so you end up with three layers of frosting plus frosting on the top) but you ought to SEE how lopsided that gets! Yours is gorgeous.

    1. They weren't perfect either. The op layer is turned upside down, of course, to get the smooth top, and I just adjust the filling to make it LOOK uniform.

  11. Sherri, I am making this cake today! I am so excited about this site! Love love love it!!! HUGE fan! I am passing the site on to Miss Bethany out on the East Coast! Thanks for sharing!!!

  12. I am making this cake today! My kids always requested "Dirt Cake" when they were little and this filling sounds alot like it! I love love love this blog!! Thank you for sharing all of this!!! WONDERFUL! I have passed this along to Miss Bethany on the East coast! Love you Sherri!

  13. This is one of my most favorite go to cakes especially the icing. Always a hit