Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

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This Chocolate Raspberry Cake is a decadent and rich chocolaty cake, with a classic combination that everybody loves. Moist chocolate cake filled with raspberries and chocolate ganache, frosted with whipped ganache and decorated with fresh raspberries and chocolate shards. It tastes even better than it looks, a true delight for chocolate lovers. 


This cake is really easy to prepare though it may seem it has a lot of steps. Just take each  at a time and everything will work wonderfully. This cake needs no gelatine, not too much sugar, no cornstarch and is simply divine. Hope you will try it out. Enjoy!


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  • Makes about 10-12 servings
  • Chocolate Cake
  • 1 3/4 cup (220g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (60g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp (5g) salt
  • 2 tsp (8g) baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, soft
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7g) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (240g) sour cream
  • 5 oz (140g) semisweet chocolate, melted
  • Raspberry Filling
  • 14 oz (400g) fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) lemon juice
  • Extra raspberries for filling
  • 3.5 oz (100g) fresh raspberries
  • Chocolate Ganache for Filling
  • 5.5 oz (160g) semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup 2/3 cup (160g) whipping cream
  • Whipped Ganache
  • 7 oz (200g) semisweet chocolate
  • 7 oz (200g) whipping cream
  • Chocolate Shards
  • 3.5 oz (100g) semisweet chocolate
  • 1 oz (30g) semisweet chocolate, small pieces, for tempering
  • For decorating
  • fresh raspberries
  • powdered sugar, for dusting
  1. Prepare chocolate cake layers. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180C). Grease two 8 inch (20cm) pans and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another bowl mix the butter and sugar until  well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, vanilla extract and mix to combine.
  4. With the mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture alternating with sour cream until all is well incorporated.
  5. Add the melted chocolate and mix to incorporate.
  6. Divide batter evenly into the prepared pans.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs.
  8. Let them cool on the pan for about 10 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  9. Meanwhile prepare the raspberry filling. Place raspberries, sugar and lemon juice into a saucepan and bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Simmer for 10-15 minute or until thickens. Remove from heat and set aside to cool until ready to use.
  10. Prepare chocolate ganache for filling.  Place chopped chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan, until almost boiling to the edges. Remove from heat and pour over the chocolate. Let sit for 2 minutes and then stir until smooth. Let cool at room temperature.
  11. Assemble the cake. Cut the tops of the cakes to create flat surfaces. Cut each cake in half horizontally. Place one cake layer on your serving plate. Add sheets of parchment paper until you frost the cake.
  12. Add the second layer of cake and spread with the cooled chocolate ganache. Add the third layer of cake and spread the remaining raspberry filling. Add the last layer of cake and refrigerate until ready to frost.
  13. Prepare the whipped ganache for frosting the top and edges of the cake.   Place chopped chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan, until almost boiling to the edges. Remove from heat and pour over the chocolate. Let sit for 2 minutes and then stir until smooth. Refrigerate for 60-70 minutes.
  14. Whip the ganache until soft peaks form and gets lighter in color.
  15. Frost the top and edges of the cake.
  16. Refrigerate the cake for few hours or overnight.
  17. Prepare chocolate shards. Melt 3.5 oz (100g) semisweet chocolate over bain-marie. Remove from heat and add 1 oz (30g) chopped semisweet chocolate for tempering. Stir until melted.
  18. Spread chocolate evenly into a 14 x 12 inch (36x30cm) rectangle on a parchment paper.
  19. Roll the parchment paper and refrigerate for 30-40 minutes.
  20. Unroll the parchment paper and the chocolate will break into shards. Make them smaller if desired and they are ready to decorate the cake.
  21. Use melted chocolate to stick each shard on the side of the cake.
  22. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set the shards. 
  23. Cover the cake with fresh raspberries and dust with a bit of powdered sugar.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving out of 12 - Calories:660, Fat:39.1g, Saturated Fat:23.2g , Carbohydrates:80.6g, Sugar:54.6g , Fiber:7.8g, Protein:9.2g , Cholesterol:131mg, Sodium 272mg, Vitamin D 12mcg, 59%, Calcium 121mg 9%, Iron 4mg 21%, Potassium 498mg 11%, daily percent values are based on a 2000 cal diet
On September 22, 2018 at 02:45 am, Andrej said...
How would the ingredients have to be scaled, if I used just one 26cm pan (instead of two 20cm)? Should I leave the same amounts or scale it by half (everything x1,5)? Thanks

Hello Andrej.

You have to use the rule of three from math.

On October 02, 2018 at 12:04 pm, Isabel said...
Hello! I'm thinking about making this cake. I only have one 8 inch pan. Can I bake it all in one pan, or is it to much batter?

Hello Isabel.

Yes, you can bake it all in one pan just to adjust the baking temperature. .might need more time to bake.

On October 05, 2018 at 09:27 pm, color switch said...
The cake is so attractive, so wonderful.
On November 13, 2018 at 01:47 pm, kit said...
I literally drooled all over my keyboard. You have there the two ingredients I most love, chocolate and raspberries. Amazing what you did. I can't wait to try it out when I have the time. Thank you!
On February 20, 2019 at 12:10 pm, Tessa said...
Hello! This recipe looks wonderful. Would it be possible to make it in 3-4 6 inch pans?
On March 12, 2019 at 10:34 pm, NITHIA said...
Hello. This is such a wonderful recipe.You have such an amazing collection and have been wanting to try most of them. I wanted t know the weight of the eggs,.The eggs here weigh anywhere between 24-35 grams. Thanks so mucj
On April 05, 2019 at 03:53 am, happywheels said...
A guide and recipe for making Chocolate Raspberry Cake is very detailed and easy to understand. I really like this dish. The food is very attractive. Thanks for sharing.
On May 01, 2019 at 11:04 am, Mila said...
I made this cake, the look was gorgeous, the beauty is incredible(my family members made some pics with my cake) but the cake inside was unprepared and dry . I think he needs impregnation. What kind of impregnation will be right for this cake?
On May 02, 2020 at 09:00 am, Valerie said...
Hello! This cake looks amazing! What is the percentage of cocoa in the chocolate in this recipe? In my country there is only dark, milk or white chocolate with different percentage of cocoa in them. We have no bittersweet or semisweet chocolate. Thank you!
On June 21, 2020 at 12:07 pm, Meenakshi nimmagadda said...
Hi is whiping cream and heavy cream are the same
On January 29, 2021 at 03:54 am, hope said...
is the sour cream optional?
On March 01, 2021 at 06:18 am, Marina K said...
Hi, This cake looks amazing :))) Can't wait to try it :) I have a few questions. I'm planning to do a letter cake in A4 format. I will propably do three or four layers (seperately). Will these ingredients be enough for four layers or I need to one up/ double the quantity? Also, do the layers break easily? Thank you in advance.

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