A great chocolate raspberry cake. I'm truly a novice, but it has turned out well each time I've baked it.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cake:
Ganache Frosting:
Raspberry Filling:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Combine chopped chocolate and hot coffee in a bowl. Stir occasionally until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Set aside.

  • Sift sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.

  • Beat eggs in a bowl using an electric mixer until slightly thickened and lemon-colored. Slowly add oil, buttermilk, vanilla extract, and melted chocolate mixture. Beat until well combined. Add sugar-flour mixture; beat on medium speed until just combined. Divide batter between the prepared cake pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes. Let cool completely in pans on wire racks, about 30 minutes. Invert layers onto racks.

  • While cakes are cooling, bring heavy cream, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil over low heat in a small saucepan. Whisk until sugar dissolves. Add chocolate; whisk until melted. Add butter; whisk until smooth. Let ganache frosting cool until spreadable, about 10 minutes.

  • While frosting and cakes continue to cool, puree raspberries in a food processor. Press through a fine mesh strainer with the back of a spoon into a saucepan. Pour in sugar and cornstarch; bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Cook until thickened and reduced, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in lemon zest. Remove raspberry filling from heat.

  • Cut each cake layer in 1/2 horizontally to produce 4 equal layers. Spread 1/3 raspberry filling onto each of 3 layers and stack. Place top layer onto cake. Spread ganache frosting evenly from center of top layer down the sides of the cake.

Nutrition Facts

736 calories; 30.9 g total fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 542 mg sodium. 114.4 g carbohydrates; 10.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews

Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2019
I actually only made the raspberry filling for another cake. It's a lot thicker than I thought it would be which makes it easy to put another icing over it. Read More