Chocolate Raspberry Torte for Happy Mother’s Day

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day.  I baked a cake.  The mother isn’t supposed to bake her OWN Mother’s Day cake is she? hmmmmm…but then we are celebrating my younger son Richard’s birthday also.  I wanted to try this new cake so its his cake and a Mother’s Day cake for sharing with my mother and daughter-in-law.  I wanted to share this recipe with you.  Its from a great Duncan Hines Cake Magic book.

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

1 Dark Chocolate cake mix

Filling:

2 cups whip cream

1/2 cup icing/powder sugar

1 cup raspberry jam

Icing:

1-1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

3/4 cup sour cream

Raspberries and chocolate curls for decoration

Mix and bake the cake following directions on box  in 2  – 8″ or 9″ pans that have been greased.  Allow to cool.  Slice the cakes in half.

Whip the cream with the icing sugar until stiff peaks form.

Over a double boiler melt the chocolate chips.  Remove from heat and mix in the sour cream.

Chocolate Raspberry Cake   Begining with the bottom of the cake spread 1/3 cup of raspberry jam and 1/3 of the whip cream.  Continue with each layer of cake except for the top one which you place on with the cut side underneath.  Frost the top and sides of cake with the chocolate icing.  Add raspberries to the top and chocolate swirls.   Beautiful and so delicious.  Raspberries and chocolates go so nicely together.  You could substitute with strawberries and strawberry jam as well.

I want to wish all the mothers a very Happy and gracious Mother’s Day

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