Chocolate Chocolate Raspberry Cake

I had visions people.  Visions of chocolate and raspberry and hearts galore.

Chocolate Chocolate Raspberry CakeNormally when I think of a cake I sketch it out… fine tune any weird ideas and thoughts… and go for it.

I totally went for it.

And it failed.  Nothing  turned out the way I had envisioned.  But since I adore you and know that you will love the flavors of this cake, I am going to suck it up and show it to you anyway.

That is it though.  Just flavors.  As far as techniques and tutorials… well all that is going to have to wait until I can make this cake and not cry upon completion.

If you are going to make it I would I would maybe just use the raspberry filling in between the layers of the cake and for the crumb coat, then cover the entire exterior with the chocolate glaze.  It will be pretty… but most of all delicious.

Now, are you ready for the inside? *cringe*

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream Mini Hearts Inside


Lets just not discuss it and move on ok?

Chocolate Chocolate Raspberry Cake


    Raspberry Buttercream
  • 2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 2 tsp water
  • 4 cups powder sugar
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate (I used chips)
  • 6 tbsp butter


  1. For Raspberry Buttercream:
  2. Combine powder sugar, butter, jam and water in stand mixer. Start on low for 30 seconds, then turn to medium and mix until fully combined, about 2 minutes.
  3. For Chocolate Glaze:
  4. Place butter and chocolate into a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until chocolate is melted and butter is incorporated. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

The combination of chocolate and raspberry has been around forever and there is a good reason… its stinkin awesome.  I especially love the flavors of the rich chocolate cake with the sweet raspberry frosting covered in the semi-sweet chocolate glaze.  Its a party in your mouth.  And I cant believe I just said that cause I detest that saying.  But its late and I cant think of anything else.

I used this recipe for the chocolate cake.  Its tried and true and fabulous and you will love it.

Chocolate Cake with Three Raspberry Buttercream Heart Carved Inside


Gah.  I cant stand it.

Lets ignore it and go look at this cake.

Mini Heart Cake- Surprise Inside Cake

Now that is what a mini heart should look like.  ( I made that cake almost a year ago… it was for my birthday!)

Gotta go.  Must make something pretty immediately.





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  1. Kelly says

    I’m still waiting for a tutorial on how to get the little hearts into the cake. Why did you show this cake if you didn’t want to share your secret? I’m just curious.

    • says

      Kelly, I have no intention of doing a tutorial for this cake. Its not that I am “keeping a secret”, I simply just didnt like this cake and do not want to tackle it again. If you read my blog that you will know I typically do tutorials for my cakes. That should be a strong indication that I usually willingly share my ideas and processes. As for why did I share this cake, I believe I addressed that in my post.

      • Pam says

        I must have overlooked something. You say you used the raspberry filling (chilled) to the do hearts on the inside. You say you have addressed this in prior posts but I still don’t understand how you actually get the hearts within the batter. Please explain further.

    • Angie says

      It appears she is “keeping it secret” because several have asked how she did the little hearts and she’s ignored them. I saw it on Pinterest and wanted so dearly to know how to make it. I didn’t see the other post she was talking about with a tutorial either. :)

      • says

        No secrets. I have directed others to my tutorials for surprise inside cakes. I simply didnt do a tutorial for this one. You are welcome to go ahead and try and make your own! :)