Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round layers. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
Beat cream cheese, chocolate, sugar and coffee with mixer until blended.
Place 1 cake layer on plate; spread with half the cream cheese frosting. Reserve 16 strawberry halves for garnish; gently press remaining strawberry halves into frosting layer on cake. Cover with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting onto top of cake. Garnish with reserved strawberries.
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
Substitute raspberries for the halved strawberries.
Ensure easy removal of cake layers by covering bottoms of cake pans with circles of parchment paper before filling with batter.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
How to Store
Keep frosted cake refrigerated.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.