Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Chocolate Raspberry Cake






Chocolate Raspberry Cake



Ingredients

For the Chocolate Raspberry Cake:
·        2 cups granulated sugar
·        1 cup light brown sugar, packed
·        2 and 3/4 cups PLUS 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
·        1 and 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
·        3 teaspoons baking soda
·        1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
·        1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt
·        3 large eggs + 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature
·        1 and 1/2 cups full-fat sour cream
·        1/3 cup whole milk
·        3/4 cup vegetable oil (you may also sub in melted coconut oil)
·        2 tablespoons vanilla extract
·        1 and 1/2 cups hot water
·        2 and 1/2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen, if using frozen, do not thaw first

For the Chocolate Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting:
·        8 ounces full-fat cream cheese, VERY soft
·        1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks or 8 ounces), VERY soft
·        4 and 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
·        3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
·        1 teaspoon vanilla extract
·        1/2 teaspoon salt
·        3 tablespoons heavy cream (more if needed)
·        2 tablespoons seedless raspberry preserves

Garnish:
·        1/2 cup raspberry preserves
·        Fresh raspberries, optional
·        Shaved chocolate, optional

Instructions
For the Chocolate Raspberry Cake:
1.     Preheat oven to 350°(F). Cut out three 9-inch round segments of parchment paper to line your cake pans with. Spray each pan generously - sides and bottom - with nonstick cooking spray, then place the parchment paper cut out in the bottom of the pans and spray again. It's important to make sure every bit of pan and paper are sprayed so your cakes don't get stuck. Set pans aside.
2.     In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using a handheld electric mixer, combine both sugars, 2 and 3/4 cups of the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt; mix on low until dry ingredients are thoroughly combined. Use your hands to break up any large clumps, if needed. In a separate bowl combine the eggs, egg yolks, sour cream, milk, oil and vanilla extract; mix until completely combined. Pour mixture into the dry ingredients and beat on low until just incorporated. Pour in hot water and continue mixing until completely combined; about 1 minute. The batter will quite thin.
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