Chocolate Mousse-Raspberry Cake

Rich, devil's food cake is hidden under a fluffy chocolate mousse. Raspberries and jam add refreshing flavor.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 16

Ingredients

1
box devil's food cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1 1/2
cups whipping cream
1/3
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
1
container (6 oz) fresh raspberries
White chocolate truffle candies. if desired
Unsweetened baking cocoa, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease two 9- or 8-inch round cake pans, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 Make and bake cake as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch round cake pans. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the whipping cream uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds; stir until smooth and melted. Refrigerate 15 to 30 minutes or until cool.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat remaining 1 cup whipping cream and the powdered sugar with electric mixer on high speed until mixture starts to thicken. Add melted chocolate. Beat until stiff peaks form (do not overbeat or mixture will begin to look curdled).
  • 5 On serving plate, place 1 cake layer, rounded side down. Spread raspberry jam over cake layer. Spread 1/2-inch-thick layer of chocolate mixture over jam. Cut 1/2 cup of the raspberries in half; press into chocolate mixture. Top with other cake layer, rounded side up; press lightly. Frost side and top of cake with remaining chocolate mixture. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm. Let stand at room temperature about 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with remaining raspberries and candies. Sprinkle with cocoa. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    340
    (
    Calories from Fat
    180),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    20g
    20%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    70mg
    70%;
    Sodium
    250mg
    250%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    35g
    35%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    22g
    22%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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