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Incredible Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake Recipe

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Chocolate pumpkin cheesecake cake is one incredible pumpkin dessert. A homemade chocolate cake that has a layer of pumpkin cheesecake in the center. This is the most decadent chocolate cake I have ever had. 

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If you are a fan of pumpkin and chocolate then you will love this chocolate cake with a cheesecake layer that has pumpkin inside it. 

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake

The combination of cake and cheesecake is unique! It gives a rich and creamy decency to this dessert that makes it outstanding. While it looks difficult, it is super simple to make. 

What Type of Frosting Is On This Chocolate Cake 

I used a chocolate ganache to pour over the top of the cake. It adds a nice rich glaze over the cake that is outstanding! You could very easily make a buttercream frosting if you would prefer or even a cream cheese based frosting. 

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Layer 

This has a no-bake pumpkin cheesecake layer that you will put in the center of this chocolate cake. You will use pumpkin puree to pair with cream cheese and other ingredients, to provide a velvety-smooth cheesecake. 

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A homemade chocolate cake that is moist, rich, decadent and rather simple to whip up. Bake in a round pan and then allow it to cool before you assemble your cake. 

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Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

This cheesecake is velvety smooth, and you will whip this up ahead of time and store in the fridge until you are ready to assemble. This will allow the cheesecake to set up well. 

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Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake

Yield: 1 cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

A chocolate cheesecake cake recipe. Chocolate pumpkin cheesecake cake that is a rich layered dessert.



  • • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • • 4 eggs
  • • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • • 1 teaspoon baking soda

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling

  • • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

Chocolate Ganache (some whipped, some to pour)

  • • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 6 8-inch round cake pans with non-stick
    cooking spray and line the bottom of each pan with a circle of parchment paper.
  2. Mix wet ingredients and then add all the dry ingredients and stir to combine until just mixed but smooth. Do not overmix.
  3. Divide batter evenly between the six cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes,
    or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Set cake aside to let it cool in the pans for 30 minutes to an hour, and
    then drag a knife along the outside of the cake to make sure it isn’t sticking to the pan at all before removing the cake from the pan.
  5. Level the cakes using a leveler to remove the curved top. Toss top, or use
    in another recipe like cake pops or cake truffles.
  6. Cream together cream cheese and sugar until smooth, with a hand-held
    mixer. Add in pumpkin, vanilla, and spices and mix again until completely smooth.
  7. In a standing mixer, using a separate mixing bowl, whip heavy cream until thick. Stir whipped cream into the cream cheese and sugar mixture until smooth.
  8. Spray a 9-inch cake pan with non-stick cooking spray and place a parchment
    circle on the bottom of the pan. Pour the cheesecake batter into the
    pan and spread out evenly. Refrigerate the cheesecake layer for 4
    hours or overnight, and then put in the freezer for 20 minutes before
    assembling the cake.
  9. To make the ganache, heat heavy whipping cream with chocolate chips
    over medium heat, while stirring frequently. Remove from burner and
    let cool.
  10. To assemble the cake, start with one of the layers top side down on a
    cake plate. Add a small amount of ganache over the cake layer, and then add the cheesecake layer. With a knife, scrape away any excess cheesecake layer that hangs over the cake, so it is even with the cake.
  11. Add a small amount of ganache to the top of the cheesecake layer and
    then top with the remaining cake layer, top side down, and finish by pouring ganache over the cake as desired.
  12. Optional toppings to add to the top of the cake: walnuts, caramel, pecans,
    chocolate ganache, etc.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 765Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 235mgCarbohydrates: 89gFiber: 4gSugar: 60gProtein: 9g
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How to Store Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake 

Because of the cheesecake layer, you will want to store your cake in the refrigerator. This cake will store for up to a week in the fridge. You will need to use your best judgment in terms of if the cake is still good. If in doubt toss it out. 

Try this chocolate no-bake cheesecake for two if you are looking for a simple and easy dessert. 

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake

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