Decadent Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Indulge in the irresistible allure of our Decadent Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake – a masterpiece that combines the richness of dark chocolate with the vibrant burst of juicy raspberries. This cake is not just a dessert; it’s an experience that elevates your taste buds to new heights.

In this recipe, we strike the perfect balance between the velvety elegance of dark chocolate and the refreshing tartness of ripe raspberries. Each bite is a harmonious symphony of flavors and textures that dance on your palate. The moist, tender crumb of the cake pairs exquisitely with the smooth, glossy dark chocolate ganache that envelopes it. The contrast between the deep cocoa notes and the bright raspberry essence is a match made in culinary heaven.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¾ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1½ cups fresh raspberries


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add in the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the boiling water. The batter will be thin, but that’s okay.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Prepare the dark chocolate ganache by melting high-quality dark chocolate and heavy cream together. Let it cool until slightly thickened.
  8. Place one cake layer on a serving platter. Spread a layer of ganache over it and scatter raspberries on top. Place the second layer on top and coat the cake with the remaining ganache. Garnish with more raspberries.
  9. Refrigerate the cake for an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

Prep time: 25 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Total time: 1 hour

Yield: One 2-layer cake (12 servings)

A perfect blend of deep, dark chocolate and tangy raspberries, this Decadent Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake is a true celebration of flavors. The moist chocolate layers are enrobed in a velvety ganache, with bursts of freshness from juicy raspberries. Ideal for special occasions or any moment when you crave a slice of indulgence.

Nutrition information: Calories: 380 | Total Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 390mg | Total Carbohydrates: 52g | Dietary Fiber: 4g | Sugars: 32g | Protein: 5g

Savor each forkful of this Decadent Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake, where every bite tells a tale of chocolate mastery and raspberry delight. Whether it’s a gathering with friends, a birthday celebration, or just a self-pampering treat, this cake promises an unforgettable experience that lingers on your taste buds and in your heart.

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