Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Over the weekend, we celebrated the February birthdays with some of our friends!

My friend Abbie made a delicious cake... and she made it with a healthy twist!

Chocolate Raspberry Cake - Abbie

1 box chocolate cake mix (Devil's food or dark chocolate)
    • eggs and water as directed 
    • replace oil with applesauce
1 handful of raspberries
Whipping cream (whipped with a few drops of vanilla and a bit of powdered sugar)

Make the cake mix according to directions, but replace the oil called for with applesauce (1:1 ratio).

Pour the cake batter into two 8-inch cake pans.  Bake according to package directions.

Remove the cake from the oven, and allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pans.

Then, remove the cakes from the pan to cool on a wire rack.

On the bottom layer, spread some whipped cream.  Top with raspberries.

Then, layer the other cake on the top.

Frost with whipped cream!

{Yes, Abbie decorated this entirely with whipped cream!}


Thanks, Abbie!  This was delicious.

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  1. Mmmmmm...that looks and sounds delicious. I'm not a fan of sweet icing at all - so this would be really good!

  2. Looks so moist and delicious!! Sure it tasted that way, too!

  3. What a great idea to use applesauce, and also the coolwhip. She did a great job!

  4. Great idea! The cake looks gorgeous, too!

  5. Yum! I love chocolate and raspberries together! This looks amazing; can't wait to try it!

  6. Not to be a downer, but what makes this recipe healthy, exactly? I think the Cool Whip (which is made of hydrogenated oils and corn syrup) negates any health benefits gained from adding raspberries and substituting applesauce for oil. Am I missing something?

  7. @ Cate -- Thanks for your thoughts. If I made it, I would go ahead and use real whipping cream as the topping -- that's what I typically do. But, my friend used cool whip - so that is what I posted with the recipe.

  8. This looks and sounds wonderful! Definitely will be trying this one...thanks for sharing.

  9. Wow! So decadent, rich and chocolaty! Love it!

  10. Wow! That looks so delicious. I love the mixture of chocolate and raspberries.


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