Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cake:

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup boiling water

Pumpkin Cheesecake:

3 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp flour
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup canned pumpkin
4 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Pumpkin Icing:

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup shortening
6 cups powdered sugar
1/4 + 1/8 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Hot fudge sauce, if desired (the one I used)

Chocolate Ganache:

4 oz chocolate chips
1/3 cup heavy cream

Directions: