Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake is a great choice for all chocolate-fruit combination lovers. Slightly sour raspberries and sweet dark chocolate cream complete each other excellently. The cake is composed of two layers of chocolate sponge, raspberry filling, and two layers of chocolate mascarpone frosting with cream cheese. It can be made by beginners, also. The procedure is very simple and takes about 2 hours (including baking time). The ingredients are enough for a 23 cm cake which can be cut into 10 regular or 12 small pieces.
- 3 eggs
- 90 g sugar
- 100 g flour
- 20 g cocoa powder
- 10 g baking powder
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 300 g raspberries (frozen or fresh)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 250 g mascarpone cheese
- 200 g cream cheese
- 200 ml heavy cream
- 150 g melted dark chocolate
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 100 g dark chocolate
- 100 g butter
- Dark chocolate shavings
Prepare the baking tray – this time I used a roung baking tray with diameter of 23 cm. Cover the bottom with baking paper and grease the edge with butter, also slightly cover the edge with flour so the dough doesn’t stick on it. Whip the eggs with sugar. Add flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder. Stir well. Bake the sponge cake on 180° C for about 30 minutes.
When baked, let the sponge cake to cool down. Then cut it in half.
Whip the heavy cream and add mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and melted chocolate. Stir thoroughly.
Add sugar to the raspberries and warm them up.
Prepare the plate where you will be serving the cake. Put on the first layer of sponge cake. Cover it with half of the raspberry mixture.
Then spread a third of the chocolate cream on it.
Cover with the second layer of sponge cake. Repeat what you did before – cover it with the rest of the raspberry mixture, then cover the whole cake (top and the edge) with chocolate cream.
Melt the chocolate with butter and pour it on the top of the cake. Let it drip down for a little bit. Arrange the raspberries on top. Use the remaining chocolate cream for decoration like you see in the picture below. Sprinkle the cake with chocolate shavings.