Chocolate Chocolate Raspberry Cake

filed under: Surprise Inside Cakes on January 18, 2013

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


Raspberry Buttercream
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins

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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Raspberry Buttercream
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
Raspberry Buttercream
  • 2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 1/2 c raspberry jam
  • 2 tsp. water
  • 4 c powder sugar
Chocolate Glaze
  • 1 c semi-sweet chocolate I used chips
  • 6 tbsp. butter
For Raspberry Buttercream:
  1. 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.

For Chocolate Glaze:
  1. 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



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.

While this cake turned out nothing like I had envisioned, I really like the idea behind it.

I carved out a few tunnels to make a surprise-inside, then I went back and filled those tunnels with buttercream.

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream Mini Hearts Inside

I think this is one of the ugliest cakes I have ever made. Ha!

Here is a recipe for the frostings:

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.

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

Here are some other surprise-inside cakes and methods I use to create cakes like this!


You can also see my book, Surprise-Inside Cakes here!

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  • 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.

    • Amanda 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.

        • beandi says:

          I’m confused… so did this cake not turn our them? Don’t want to make it if you didn’t like it?

    • 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. 🙂

      • Amanda 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! 🙂

  • Theresa says:

    Hi! Thank you for sharing this! This cake looks absolutely delicious!!!!💗💗💗

  • Lynn says:

    Yes please. What is the procedure to get the sweet hearts inside the cake?