Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Double Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake and a Forgotten Anniversary

Apparently my life has been spinning out of control lately as I totally forgot about my 1 year Blog Anniversary. So I didn’t really make these for that but I have to start trying out recipes for my Infamous Christmas box as I have to step it up every year. So that means testing and retesting new recipes that I am thinking about making. So this recipe has been tapped to be tested. I will tell you that I did overfill the cakes so this is the adjusted recipe as to what I will do next time. Now this is a thick cake so it was hard to spread out. So I am looking for ideas for next time to get to go into the pan easier. But Happy Anniversary to me! These were quite tasty but I think I would leave out the coffee flavor next time. And the mini chips were perfect for the small size of the cakes.

Double Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake

3 cups of flour
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 sticks of butter, softened
3 cups of sugar
5 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups of heavy cream
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips – I used the mini ones because I was making mini cakes
1/2 cup raspberry preserves – heated in the microwave

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray 2 12 cup mini Bundt cakes with baking spray.
In a bowl combine flour, cocoa, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
Cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition, then add in the vanilla and mix to combine.
Add in the flour mixture alternating with the milk. Mix until just smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips, making sure to not over mix.
Fill each mold 1/3 of the way full, pour a little warm raspberry jam on top of the batter in the pan. Spread some remaining batter on top of each so that the Bundt form is about 2/3 full.
Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool for about 10-15 minutes in the pan. Turn the cakes out of pans and cool on baking rack.

I also got an award from the wonderful Theresa over at Mexican American Border Cooking.

7 comments:

  1. happy anniversary, indeed! what an awesome little cake--raspberry is the perfect complement to your oodles of chocolate. :)

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  2. Oooh, I think they sound delicious! Happy blog anniversary!

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  3. I fill a pastry bag with the batter when I fill mini bundt pans. It makes life so much easier and cleaner! Happy Anniversary, my blog is new...hope I make it!
    http://buttercreamandsugar.blogspot.com

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  4. Ingrid - Thanks.
    Grace - It is one of my favorite flavor combos. But pretty much anything with chocolate is.
    Deborah - They were, and Thanks!
    . - Ask and ye shall receive, My brain really must be fried I have about 100 disposable pastry bags so duhhhh. Thanks a lot for helping my brain out!

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  5. Hey, beautiful, happy blog birthday!

    I wish I could celebrate it with you, having a slice of this wonderful cake, Katie!

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  6. These cakes look delicious! Happy anniversary!

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