Dark Chocolate Frosted Yellow Cake with Raspberry Preserves
Dark Chocolate Frosted Yellow Cake with Raspberry Preserves: A moist yellow cake with deep-dark, fudgy chocolate icing covered in chocolate chips and a layer of raspberry preserves inside makes this cake the ultimate treat for any occasion.
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Don’t you love it when you manage to pull off something as good as you had imagined it would be? That’s what happened with this Chocolate Frosted Yellow Cake!
The frosting get’s all the glory in the picture, but let me tell you, the yellow cake with raspberry filling was every bit as worthy!
Our oldest daughter, Heather recently asked me if I could make a birthday treat for one of the other stylists at work. The birthday girl wanted a yellow cake with chocolate frosting.
Isn’t it funny how life can throw you little hints?
I was surfing a few decorating blogs one day because I’m getting new kitchen appliances and I’m wanting new family room furniture too……let’s just say, I’d love to re-decorate the whole house!
Any who….. I happened to be viewing a kitchen makeover that had a gorgeous chocolate cake just sitting on the counter. A chocolate cake covered in mini chocolate chips! BINGO!! I could do THAT!
This cake not only turned out fun and delicious, but was really so easy to make! No “mad” pastry or cake decorating skills needed!
I doctored up a boxed cake mix a bit, used frozen raspberries and raspberry jam for the filling and a simple Chocolate Frosting recipe from Martha Stewart. (recipes below)
How to Decorate a Chocolate Frosted Yellow Cake:
- place cake on cardboard or cake round and crumb coat cake with frosting (see how and why to crumb coat a cake)
- frost cake (how to frost a cake for a blank canvas) – be sure to save some frosting for decorating the top of the cake
- Go around sides of the cake with a Wilton Triangle Cake Decorating Comb (I only did the top half, because the bottom half will be covered in chocolate chips)
- Press handfuls of mini chocolate chips into the side of the cake (I wore candy handling gloves to keep the chocolate from melting all over my hands) – go all the way around until you’ve covered the entire bottom half or 2/3 of the cake.
- Using a 1M tip and pastry bag gently squeeze bag to form a small star-shaped flower around the top of the cake
- Sprinkle the top of cake with a few mini chocolate chips
I delivered the cake on Friday and brought along my camera to take some pictures of the staff at the salon so they can update their website and use them to announce that they just won BEST SALON in St. Louis County!!
So if you’re in the area and if you love Aveda products, I highly suggest you check out Elle Salon and Spa in Eureka, MO
If you follow me on Twitter, you may have heard my cry last week asking for filling suggestions. Some great suggestions were made, and the birthday girl chose raspberry.
The raspberry filling was just what this cake needed! I think the tangy raspberries offset the sweet frosting and made this cake taste every bit as decadent as it looked!
One last look at the whole cake…………..
What’s your favorite cake and frosting flavor combination?
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For Cake: For Raspberry Filling: For Dark Chocolate Frosting: *more powdered sugar may be needed for the desired frosting consistency frosting recipe from Martha Stewart As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
For Raspberry Filling
For Dark Chocolate Frosting
Nutrition Information: Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 475Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 334mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 4gSugar: 52gProtein: 5g
For Raspberry Filling:
For Dark Chocolate Frosting:
*more powdered sugar may be needed for the desired frosting consistency
frosting recipe from Martha Stewart
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