Sunday, February 10, 2013

Double Chocolate Layer Cake with Raspberry Filling



Raspberry double chocolate cake





For our anniversary, I knew I wanted to do another rosette iced cake; one of our favorite cakes is this double chocolate layer cake.  My hubby is a fan of raspberry, so I decided to make a raspberry filling to go with it.

Once the cake was made (it actually made two 9 inch pans AND a loaf pan, which I used for something else)

After the cake had cooled, I placed it in the freezer to firm up. While this was happening, I made the filling.

1 pkg dream whip
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Mix on high of electric mixer for approximately 5 minutes, or until stiff peaks form; add in *raspberry coulis and continue with mixer on medium or high for another 2 minutes or so

*1/4 raspberry coulis (about 1 cup of raspberries, 1/2 tbsp sugar; cook over medium heat until it becomes a liquid. I don't like seeds in mine, so I used a sieve and strained the liquid through)

Remove the cake from freezer after approx. 1 hour, slice in half to create 2 layers.  Spread filling mixture over bottom layer, then replace top layer. Freeze again.

Remove from freezer and do a crumb coat on the cake with your icing choice (this doesn't need to be neat, it just helps to "seal" the cake)

Using a 1m tip, pipe rosettes all over cake; to fill in spots between roses, you can either do stars or you can use a sweeping motion.

15 comments:

  1. that is sooooo pretty!!! great job! I bet it tastes as good as it looks!

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  2. That looks too good to eat - well, almost. I still want to eat it :)

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    1. ha! Nothing ever looks too good to eat to me!

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  3. I love that the icing looks like roses! YUM!

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    1. thanks so much for the wonderful comment and for visiting!

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  4. Oh my goodness, that looks good. I love how you frosted the top of the cake.

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  5. That looks as amazing as I'm sure it tasted! Would love to learn how to do something like that. :)

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    1. It is actually REALLY easy to do; just a tiny bit of practice and your off!

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  6. My grandma used to always put fruit between her layers of cake, and this just reminded me of that:) I am going to try to recreate your gorgeous cake!

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  7. Jessica Aldridge jmaldridge@ymail.comFebruary 16, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    I'm not much of a chocolate fan (I know I'm weird) but this looks delectable! And so very pretty!

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  8. This looks awesome! dclark26@triad.rr.com

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  9. That's so gorgeous -- it looks storebought!

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