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



Raspberry Buttercream

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
I had visions people. Visions of chocolate and raspberry and hearts galore.


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:

  • 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:

  • 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

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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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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. ummm…what the crap are you talking about?? That cake is PERFECT! Delightful, delicious looking, and completely adorable.

    Now…tell me…HOW do you do that??

  2. I looked up the link and there is no tutorial for the mini heart in the cake. Am I missing something?

  3. I saw this amazing cake on Pinterest and had to click on it to see how the hearts made. This only disappointing thing about this is that there are no instructions on how to make the hearts! 🙁

  4. wait, what??? that cake looks AMAZING!!!! but how did you make the perfect little hearts inside and why dont you like the end result?? its so beautiful and im sure delicious also

  5. You’re not even going to tell us how you got the heart shapes??? COME ON! That’s the whole reason I wanted to see the cake!

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