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Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake – easy & impressive.

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake. A dark chocolate, one bowl cake, filled with raspberries and raspberry infused buttercream frosting, then covered in rich chocolate raspberry truffle glaze.

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Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake

This chocolate raspberry truffle cake idea came from experimenting with raspberry frosting for our new Raspberry Nanaimo Bars

I have a bit of an obsession with raspberries and chocolate, and have combined the two many times in dessert recipes. So, when I had some leftover frosting on hand and plenty of fresh raspberries too, a new dessert cake was probably inevitable.

Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

Dark chocolate chips at 50% cocoa.

I think that dark chocolate is best for the chocolate truffle glaze but you can use semi-sweet chocolate if you prefer.

You can also add a little raspberry liqueur in the chocolate truffle glaze if you like. A little more soaked into the cake really elevates this pretty easy to prepare cake into something truly special.

It makes a great dessert cake for any occasion from birthdays to anniversaries, or just plain old Sunday dinner dessert.

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Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake photo of a sinle slice on a green and white tea service
Yield: 12 Servings

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake - a dark chocolate, one bowl cake, filled with raspberries and raspberry infused buttercream frosting, then covered in rich chocolate raspberry truffle glaze.

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp . baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup soured milk, add a tbsp of lemon juice of vinegar to the milk
  • 1 cup black coffee, or another 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Raspberry Frosting Filling

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups to 4 icing sugar (i.e., powdered sugar or confectioners sugar)
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberry puree
  • 1 tbsp to 2 milk, if necessary
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries

For the Raspberry Truffle Glaze

  • 2 cups semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup raspberry liqueur, plus additional to soak into the cake

Instructions

To prepare the chocolate cake

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 inch cake pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool completely on a wire rack.

To prepare the Raspberry Frosting Filling

  1. To make the puree, I simply puree the raspberries in a blender then press it through a sieve in order to remove the seeds.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat together the butter until thick but smooth.
  3. Beat in the raspberry puree & milk if necessary.
  4. This frosting should be very stiff but spreadable. Use enough icing sugar to bring it to the right consistency; this amount may vary depending on the juiciness of the raspberries. Alternatively, if it is too thick, beat in a tablespoon or two of milk to make it more spreadable.
  5. Gently fold in the fresh raspberries.

To prepare Raspberry Truffle Glaze

  1. Melt all ingredients together in a double boiler just until melted: do not overheat. Allow to cool almost to room temperature.

To construct the cake

  1. Place one layer of chocolate cake on the serving plate, sprinkle with 1 ounce raspberry liqueur.
  2. Spread half of the frosting evenly over the bottom layer of cake. Sprinkle on the berries and top with the other half of the frosting. Top with the second layer of cake and sprinkle with another 1 ounce raspberry liqueur.
  3. Pour the melted raspberry truffle glaze on to p of the cake and working very quickly, spread it over the top and sides of the cake. Chill for a couple of hours before serving.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 595Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 51mgSodium 310mgCarbohydrates 91gFiber 4gSugar 69gProtein 6g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Todd Johnson

Friday 31st of July 2020

A couple of things- in the directions for the filling, the powdered sugar was not included. Also, the last instructions were to fold the raspberries into the filling, which I did and which proved to be inaccurate.

Aabi

Saturday 13th of September 2014

so it was my luck or what, ur site is finally opening on my mobile anf im sooo excited to be browsing again.. :) but i loove this site of urs and please do not ever close it down.. :(

again the biggest thankyou for all that u share :)

Aabi

Saturday 13th of September 2014

Hey Barry, im glaaaad more than anything that i finally opened ur site using my laptop, for 2 months i was unable to see anything on my mobile when i opened ur site, then i checked that ur face book page is no longer working... i was seriously sooooo sad, im sooo glad i checked ur site using laptop... it is alot more interactive but please do something for iphone addicts,,, do u have an app??

Review: The chocolate fudge cake i have learnt from u has become a family recipe... and chocolate trifle learnt is something i love and eating...

Thank sooo much for sharing such lovely recipes...

Ready to try so many of ur recipes. :)

Barry C. Parsons

Wednesday 17th of September 2014

Sorry that you've had trouble but the site and the Facebook page have never been down. Hope you continue to enjoy our recipes. An app is definitely something to look at for the future after my cookbook is published next month and I have some more free time. Barry.

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 22nd of November 2012

You can just replace it with an equal amount of more whipping cream

Anonymous

Thursday 22nd of November 2012

Going to make this recipe do I have to use the raspberry liqueur for the glaze? Anything else I can use ?

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