CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CAKE

Moist and delicious chocolate cake layered with raspberry buttercream and drizzled with chocolate ganache make this Chocolate Raspberry Cake an amazing dessert! If you haven’t noticed already, I love cake. Like literally love cake. Layered, sheet, cake pops, ice cream cake, poke…as long as it says cake, I’m addicted.

CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CAKE

Ingredients
Cake:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup coffee cooled
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Buttercream:

  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 4 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 cups butter
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1-2 Tbs milk or heavy cream

Ganache:

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line 2 9" round cake pans with parchment paper and spray the edges with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix together in large bowl with hand mixer (or stand mixer) sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt until combined.
  • Add in eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla and continue to mix until smooth. Don't worry if the batter is runny, it is supposed to be.
  • Pour batter evenly into pans and bake for about 30 minutes or until center springs back when touched and toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for about 5-10 minutes then turn out onto cooling racks to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile to make your buttercream add raspberries and lemon juice in sauce pan and head on medium high, stirring occasionally until berries mash easily. Keep heating until reduced, you will end up with about 1/2 cup. Let cool to room temperature (can put in fridge or freezer to speed up process).
  • Once puree is cooled add your butter to large bowl and beat until light and fuffy. Add in your raspberry puree and continue to mix until blended.
  • Add in your powdered sugar one cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency then add in the milk and vanilla to smooth it out.
  • To assemble cake split each cake in half using a cake leveler or a knife. Add one layer of cake to a cake stand or turntable.