- 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- 3/4 cup water
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon butter
- RASPBERRY CREAM:
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
- Fresh raspberries, mint and confectioners' sugar, optional
- In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, sour cream, water, eggs, oil and vanilla; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in miniature chips.
- Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- For ganache, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Whisk in butter. Chill until mixture reaches spreading consistency, stirring occasionally.
- For raspberry cream, mash and strain raspberries, reserving juice; discard seeds. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in raspberry juice. Bring to a boil, cook and stir over low heat for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Place in a bowl; chill for 30 minutes. Fold in whipped cream.
- Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with half of the ganache. Top with second cake layer and the raspberry cream. Top with remaining cake layer; spread with remaining ganache. Store in the refrigerator. Top with raspberries, mint and confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 servings.
Reviews forRaspberry Fudge Torte
"Awesome tasting cake. Gives a great presentation. I just used the the mashed raspberries in the filling. It is somewhat time consuming but totally worth it."
"The recipe never really said what you would do with the mashed rasperries, it just mentioned the juice...I added them into the cornstarch mixture which I later folded into the whipped cream.I substituted strawberries as we prefer them but it turned out to be a beautiful cake.Did anyone else do something different with the mashed berries?It is time consuming, but worth it!!!Gladi"
"The recipe never really said what you would do with the mashed rasperries, it just mentioned the juice...I added them into the cornstarch mixture which I later folded into the whipped cream.I substituted strawberries as we prefer them but it turned out to be a beautiful cake.Did anyone else do something different with the mashed berries?It is time consuming, but worth it!!!"
"I made this for my son's 50th birthday get together..he loves cholocate, and this was well appeciated..everyone was impressed, it did take some time, but well worth the expression on his face..great for special occasions"
"Fruit got folded in with the whipped cream !!! What ? Was I going to throw it out ??? NOOOOO !!! YUMMMMMMMY !!!!!!!!!!!"
"This takes 'some doing' but God is it GOOD!"
"I haven't completed the cake yet. I imagine from tasting the parts of it as I go along, it will be wonderful. I wish the instructions were offered in a step-by-step format. I would have started on the ganache and raspberry cream way before making the cake part. I'm a novice, I know, but instructions in steps would have been better for me to have it all turn out together."
"This recipe seems time consuming but is definitely worth it! This cake is one of my most requested desserts."