Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake

Welcome to the July Pinterest Challenge! The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen!

 I was pretty excited for this month's Pinterest challenge theme: Tutti Frutti.  My family and I eat a lot of fruit and I just knew we wanted to try a new recipe for this challenge.  We finally settled on a chocolate layer cake recipe with a layer of raspberry filling.  



I don't know about you but I just LOVE that combination of chocolate and raspberries.  We used this pin for our cake and frosting and this pin for making fresh raspberry filling online.

First he baked up the two cakes following the recipe then set them to cool overnight.


The next morning he cooked up the raspberry sauce; again following the recipe and instructions. 



He set it in the fridge to cool while he made up the frosting. 



We did have to alter the frosting recipe; we only used about 9 or 10 cups of the powdered sugar not the full 11 1/2 the recipe called for.  It was getting quite thick and we actually added a few extra tablespoons of milk to thin it out.  

After leveling the cake he put a thin layer of frosting on the bottom layer then piped a rim around the edge to hold in the raspberry filling. 



We had SO MUCH leftover raspberry filling it was crazy.  Next time I would probably 1/2 or even 1/4 the recipe.


He added the next layer on and finished putting a simple coat of frosting on then set it aside for the crumb coat to set.

Once the crumb coat was ready Alec finished frosting the rest of the cake. 




He followed the recipe in the first pin to make the shaved chocolate to top off the cake. 


It looked amazing and I could not wait to dig in!


It was a huge hit with everyone that tried it.  We did store the cake in the fridge because of the raspberry filling.





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Comments

  1. Oh my word does this look good!

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  2. WOW - beautiful! I would love a slice of this cake for breakfast this morning!!

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  3. Ohh! Yum! This looks and sounds so good!

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  4. Wow!! That looks amazing!!! Thanks so much for dropping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  5. Oh snap! I can almost taste this cake just by looking at the pictures! Alec did a fabulous job creating this delicious looking cake. I love that he's into baking!

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  6. Oh wow! What a beautiful cake!!

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  7. Oh my goodness, I bet this is just divine. It looks amazing!

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  8. Oh goodness! This looks incredible! I love the idea of a fruit layer in between the cake.

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    1. Me too! I'm not usually a fruit- filling kind of person but since it wasn't jelly-like I really loved it.

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  9. I mean... each thing looks more professional each time.
    I TOTALLY approve at the frosting to cake ratio too - that's my kinda cake!

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    1. Yes! I love lots of yummy frosting with my cake.

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  10. Oh my gosh! Your son’s cake is incredible! My daughter made me a chocolate raspberry cake one year for my birthday, and it was so amazing. I’m with you, and love that combo! Great job 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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  11. This looks so decadent and yummy!

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  12. WOW! That takes skill and patience to make a cake like that! Your son is awesome, and it sounds delicious!

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    1. He really has the patience and just loves it!

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  13. Wow that looks so tasty my mouth is actually watering here, I've been meaning to make a chocolate and courgette cake for a few days now, but it's so hot here I've not done it yet, but you've inspired me to make it now xxx

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  14. OMG it truly looks so decadent! I like the idea of adding the raspberry layer to surprise our taste buds. Pinned.

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    1. Yes, it is a delicious surprise for the taste buds!

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  15. OMG, that looks so amazing! He did such a great job on it! Thanks for sharing and linking!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. He really did such a great job. It was delicious.

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  16. Oh my, this looks amazing. I could just eat a slice, for breakfast :) Off to pin.

    Thanks so much for linking up to The Wednesday Link Up. I hope you can join us again tomorrow for our next party :) #TheWednesdayLinkUp

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  17. Sounds delish. Your son did an amazing job. Thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos blog party.

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  18. We sure have enjoyed featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday,547. Hope you are having a great summer and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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