Chocolate Raspberry Cake

My dad together with I part a dearest for nighttime chocolate together with raspberries hence when he was inwards town from Federal Republic of Federal Republic of Germany lastly month, I made him this Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake for his birthday – AKA the cake of his dreams together with the cake of my dreams.  We celebrated with my sister’s delineate of piece of work solid unit of measurement which meant a total of eleven pieces of moist Chocolate Raspberry Cake together with eleven plates licked clean.  I asked everyone if they would alter anything nearly the recipe together with I was answered with a unanimous emphatic “no.”  And I remember you’ll agree.

I wanted this Chocolate Raspberry Cake to live reminiscent of a raspberry filled nighttime chocolate candy bar – you lot know the ones – with a thick chocolate outside giving way to oozing raspberry filling.  Mission accomplished.

In our moist Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Cake, the richness of the nighttime chocolate cake together with nighttime chocolate ganache are complimented yesteryear the layers of light, silky smoothen chocolate mascarpone together with the fresh raspberry jam together with fresh adorning raspberries for for deeply-chocolaty, silky, raspberry-filled seize with teeth later seize with teeth later bite.

This Chocolate Raspberry Cake has a few steps (fewer if you lot don’t brand your ain raspberry jam), but each stride is easy.  I’ve detailed the steps below with helpful tips together with tricks.  It’s to a greater extent than than you lot demand to know, but everything you lot would always wishing to know for imminent success!  Happy Indulging!


  • Chocolate Cake
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 loving cup nighttime unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 loving cup buttermilk come across Notes for DIY
  • 1/2 loving cup Vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 loving cup boiling water
  • Homemade Raspberry Jam OPTIONAL - May Sub Seedless Raspberry Jam (See Notes)
  • 12 oz. frozen raspberries thawed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 loving cup granulated sugar
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 12 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate (do non transcend 61% cacao)
  • 1 2/3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • Chocolate Mascarpone Filling
  • 6 oz. (3/4 cup) mascarpone
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 loving cup addition 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 heaping loving cup ganache inwards directions
  • Garnish
  • 2-3  half dozen oz. containers fresh raspberries (more the better!)
  • Chocolate Raspberry Cake with sliced removed showing layers of nighttime chocolate cake, raspberry jam filling, chocolate ganache together with chocolate mousse


  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of ii 8-inch cake pans at to the lowest degree 2 1/2” deep with parchment newspaper or ii 9” pans. Spray pans with nonstick cooking spray WITH flour or butter together with flour pans.
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking pulverization together with baking soda inwards a medium bowl. Whisk inwards saccharide together with tabular array salt ("dry ingredients"). Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk buttermilk, oil, eggs, together with vanilla together until combined. Whisk dry out ingredients into the moisture ingredients simply until combined. Whisk inwards boiling H2O simply until combined, create non overmix (the batter volition live thin).
  5. Evenly split upwards the batter betwixt the cake pans together with drib a few times on the counter to larn rid of air bubbles. For 8” pans, bake at 350 degrees F 32-38 minutes, for 9” pans bake for 22-28 minutes OR until a toothpick inserted inwards the pump of the cakes comes out with simply a few moist crumbs (don’t opened upwards oven spell baking or cakes could autumn inwards center.)
  6. Cool cakes inwards pans for 10 minutes hence transfer to a wire rack to cool completely earlier frosting. Once cool, aeroplane cakes if needed.
  8. Add raspberries (and whatever juices from thawing) to nutrient processor together with puree. Add puree to a fine meshwork sieve over a bowl to discard seeds. Press downwards on the puree with the dorsum of a spoon or spatula, until solely seeds remain. This volition accept several minutes. Take attention to wipe the dorsum of your sieve to larn all of the puree. You should halt upwards with nearly 1 1/4 cups of puree.
  9. Add raspberry puree, cornstarch, saccharide together with lemon juice to a pocket-size saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly hence cut back rut to medium (medium-low if your stove runs hot) together with hand off to create together with stir continuously until puree is thickened. Refrigerate until completely chilled.
  11. Do NOT start Ganache until your cakes are cooled because nosotros volition job role of it inside twenty minutes to frost our cooled cakes.
  12. Add heavy cream to a large microwave rubber bowl. Microwave until simply boiling, nearly 2 - three minutes. Remove from microwave together with add together chocolate. Let stand upwards 1 minute, hence whisk vigorously until Ganache is melted together with smooth. Whisk inwards 1 tablespoon corn syrup.
  13. Remove a heaping 1/2 loving cup Ganache to job inwards Chocolate Mascarpone. Let remaining Ganache stand upwards at room temperature to cool until barely lukewarm, nearly twenty minutes.
  15. Immediately later making Ganache, brand Chocolate Mascarpone (so you lot tin start assembling your cake earlier the Ganache cools completely).
  16. Using a handheld mixer, crunch the mascarpone, cream, saccharide together with vanilla on depression until no lumps remain. Add reserved heaping 1/2 loving cup ganache together with increase speed to medium high together with crunch until thick, together with strong peaks cast – should await similar thick whipped cream. You don’t wishing to overbeat or the mixture volition pause together with curdle but you lot wishing it quite thick.
  18. Cut cooled cakes inwards one-half horizontally using a long serrated knife to create 4 fifty-fifty layers. Place 1 layer, cutting side up, on a serving plate or cake pedestal hence evenly top with 1 3rd of your Raspberry Jam (about 1/3 cup). Top Jam with 1 3rd of your Chocolate Mascarpone (about 1 cup). Top with 2nd cake layer, cutting side down, together with repeat Jam together with Mascarpone layers. Top with 3rd cake layer together with repeat Jam together with Mascarpone layers. Add terminal cake layer, cutting side down.
  19. Separate out 1 loving cup lukewarm Ganache together with frost top together with sides of cake inwards a sparse crumb layer. Freeze cake for xxx minutes to laid Ganache. After xxx minutes, frost cake with desired amount of remaining Ganache. If Ganache is starting fourth dimension to harden hence add together 1 teaspoon vegetable crude together with microwave for 10 seconds hence whisk.
  20. Arrange raspberries inwards concentric circles on top of cake together with dust lightly with powdered sugar. Serve with whatever remaining raspberries.
  21. STORE
  22. If non serving immediately, assembled together with frosted cake should live covered with an inverted bowl or cake comprehend together with refrigerated. Bring cake to room temperature earlier serving.

For a regular chocolate cake, substitute the nighttime unsweetened cocoa with regular unsweetened cocoa powder.  Note, this is baking cocoa  pulverization institute inwards the baking aisle together with non a chocolate drinkable mix.
DIY Buttermilk:  Measure 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar into a mensuration drinking glass or 1 loving cup mensuration cup.  Add plenty milk to equal 1 cup.  Give it a stir together with allow sit down 5-10 minutes.  The milk volition curdle hence you lot know it’s ready.
You must job room temperature eggs or your cake volition non educate properly.  To speedily convey eggs to room temperature, create total a bowl with warm H2O (not hot) together with add together eggs together with allow sit down 10-20 minutes.
Don’t overmix your cake batter!  Overmixing volition effect inwards a dense, tough, dry out cake.
The cake layers should both live baked on the middle rack of your oven. If at that topographic point isn’t plenty room, hence bake your cakes inwards ii batches.
Don’t overbake your cakes or they won’t live every bit moist.  There should live a few moist crumbs clinging to the toothpick.
9x13 pan: You tin job a 9x13” pan together with bake some 35 - xl minutes at 350 degrees F.   Cut cake inwards one-half vertically together with hence cutting inwards one-half horizontally for a 4 layer foursquare cake.
The homemade Raspberry Jam is strictly optional.  You are welcome to job your favorite seedless Raspberry Jam.  You volition demand some 1 loving cup but are welcome to job to a greater extent than for fifty-fifty to a greater extent than raspberry pop.
If making homemade Raspberry Jam, job frozen raspberries for best results because frozen raspberries are picked at peak ripeness which agency they oftentimes receive got to a greater extent than season than shop bought which tin live beautiful but flavorless.
Take attention your frozen raspberries create NOT receive got whatever saccharide added.
If you lot create job fresh raspberries, you lot volition demand 2 half dozen oz. containers.
Do NOT start making your Ganache until your cakes are cooled because nosotros volition job it inside twenty minutes to frost our cooled cakes.
If your Ganache does cool together with start to harden for whatever argue – don’t worry!  Simply add together 1 teaspoon vegetable crude together with microwave on depression for 10 seconds hence whisk together with microwave some other 10 seconds if required.
Mascarpone tin live institute with the specialty cheeses inwards your grocery store.
Immediately later making your ganache, brand chocolate mascarpone hence you lot tin start to assembling your cake earlier your ganache cools completely.
Make certain Chocolate Cakes are completley cool earlier cutting together with frosting.  To cutting Chocolate Cakes horizontally inwards half, I identify the cakes on a cutting board hence they are prissy together with sturdy.  Next, I larn way downwards hence I am optic aeroplane with the cake together with plough my caput sideways hence I tin come across on both sides of the knife (be certain to job a serrated knife!).  Next, I marker the cake evenly inwards one-half all around the cake.  Finally, I job the marker delineate every bit my guide together with operate my way around slicing the cake a lilliputian through on each side.  This way, you lot are non slicing directly through the cake together with coming upwards uneven on the other side.
I similar to identify 4 strips of parchment newspaper around the edges of cake stand/cake platter to create a foursquare frame hence add together my cake inwards the pump of the foursquare hence the edges are overlapping the parchment.  This keeps the frosting on the parchment newspaper which you lot take away 1 time you’re done frosting together with keeps the cake stand upwards clean.
Garnish with lots of raspberries!  The fresh raspberries brand this Chocolate Raspberry Cake exponentially meliorate fifty-fifty when you lot didn’t remember it was possible.  In fact, I recommend buying raspberries non solely to garnish your cake extra raspberries to serve amongst your cake – because they are that skillful together with cutting through the richness of the nighttime chocolate.

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