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Raspberry Ribbon Cake

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour


12-16 servings

I guarantee your guests will exclaim over this showstopper cake. It takes a little extra fussing but never fails to take my family's breath away...every single time!


  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 12 ounces white baking chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 cups frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 5 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Fresh raspberries and mint sprigs


  1. In a small saucepan, heat 2 cups cream over medium heat until bubbles form around side of saucepan. Pour over chocolate, whisking until melted; whisk in remaining cream. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. For filling, using a fine sieve, press raspberries into a large bowl. Discard seeds. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Let egg yolks and egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sift flour and salt; set aside. For each cake, in a large bowl, beat 6 egg yolks until slightly thickened. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add 1/2 cup of the flour mixture; mix well.
  3. In another bowl, beat 3 egg whites and 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold a fourth of egg whites into the batter, then fold in remaining whites. Gently spoon into parchment-lined 15x10x1-in baking pan; spread evenly. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool on a wire rack. Repeat for second cake.
  4. In a large bowl, beat 3 cups chilled white chocolate mixture until stiff peaks form; refrigerate. In a bowl, refrigerate the remaining white chocolate mixture. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 5 minutes. Dissolve gelatin over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Stir gelatin into strained raspberries. Place bowl into a large bowl filled with ice water. Let cool until mixture is syrupy, stirring occasionally. Remove from water bath. Stir a fourth of reserved 3 cups whipped chocolate mixture into raspberry mixture; fold in remaining three-fourths of whipped chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
  5. Invert cooled cakes onto wire racks. Trim edges; cut each lengthwise into thirds. Spread one strip with a heaping cup of raspberry mixture to within 1 in. of short sides and 1/2 in. of long sides. Starting at the short end, roll up. Stand on end in center of serving plate. Spread remaining raspberry mixture over remaining strips. Working with one strip at a time, and starting at the edge of the last strip, coil around center roll. Cover and refrigerate.
  6. Beat reserved white chocolate until stiff peaks form. Spread over top and sides of cake. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Garnish with raspberries and mint.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 495 calories, 33g fat (19g saturated fat), 246mg cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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