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Baking a Cake

August 21st, 2008
Chocolate Raspberry Cake

We had something of a work BarBQ so everyone was supposed to bring something. I used this occasion to break my five year baking hiatus and make another unique cake. This time I decided on a chocolate raspberry layer cake. It turned out OK, but I can do better, I think next time I’ll work to make it more raspberry.

Cake Recipe

This is the cake recipe I’ve been refining over the years. I first used it to make a chocolate, orange, rum cake. This was a bunt style cake and I made that twice. Next I made “Inferno Jo’s Bailey and Nutella” layer cake. The most recent incarnation will be a Chocolate Raspberry cake. Half all cake ingredients for a non-layer cake.

Dry Ingredients

Ingrediants in Mixing Bowl

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 small chocolate pudding mix

Mix in all dry ingredients in a bowl, make 3 holes in the flour mixture. In one put 2
teaspoons vanilla, in another put 2 tablespoons vinegar, in the final one put 10 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil.

Mixture in cake pans

Add 2 cups luke warm water and the two eggs. Mix and divide between two floured and greased pans. Add chocolate chips if desired.

Bake at 350F degrees for 1/2 hour. Then start checking with a tooth pick to make sure it is done all the way through every couple of minutes.

After cakes have cooled put layer between the two halves. I used a raspberry spread I bought or perhaps it was homemade jam, I’ve forgotten.

Baked cakes cooling

Icing ingredients:

  • 3- 4 tablespoons of butter or margarine
  • 1 cup Icing Sugar
  • Cocoa or food coloring

Raspberry filling

Add milk or icing sugar as necessary to reach the right consistency, add in small portions, also cut butter into small chunks. Do yourself a favour and use an electric mixer.

Before mixing icing

May need more to make more icing, you’ll definitely need more than a cup of icing sugar most likely. Baking just one cake is expensive because you have to buy all the ingredients even those you only need a pinch, a dash, or a teaspoon worth.

After mixing icing for a while

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