Chocolate Cake - Raspberry Mousse Frosting Recipe

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Chocolate Cake - Raspberry Mousse Frosting
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  • 2 2/3 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp sugar


  1. Butter two 9-inch cake pans, Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sift 2 2/3 cups flour, baking soda and salt into medium bowl. Combine cocoa and espresso powder in another medium bowl. Whisk boiling water, then milk and vanilla into cocoa mixture. Using electric mixer, beat sugar, butter and shortening in large bowl until fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk mixture in 3 additions each. Beat batter until smooth, divide between pans.
  3. Bake cakes for 35 minutes, or until toothpick is clean, let cakes cool.
  4. Combine raspberries and sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium heat. Stir mixture until it is a liquid. Stir in gelatin, continue to cook until dissolved. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Beat heavy cream on high until stiff peaks form. Add the three tablespoons of sugar and beat until combined.
  6. Mix about a third of the whipped cream into raspberry mixture until well combined. Fold in remaining whipped cream.
  7. Now put a thick layer of jam on the tops of your cakes. take one cake and put some raspberry mousse on the top, cover with 2nd cake. use the rest of your frosting to cover sides and top of the cake.
  8. Feel free to garnish with a few raspberries and some mint.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 365.71 Kcal (1531 kJ)
Calories from fat 172.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.14g 29%
Cholesterol 60.26mg 20%
Sodium 215.88mg 9%
Potassium 155.95mg 3%
Total Carbs 46.33g 15%
Sugars 22.09g 88%
Dietary Fiber 2.83g 11%
Protein 4.42g 9%
Vitamin C 4.1mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Calcium 52.3mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 274.9 Kcal (1151 kJ)
Calories from fat 129.48 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.39g 29%
Cholesterol 45.29mg 20%
Sodium 162.28mg 9%
Potassium 117.22mg 3%
Total Carbs 34.83g 15%
Sugars 16.6g 88%
Dietary Fiber 2.13g 11%
Protein 3.32g 9%
Vitamin C 3.1mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.8mg 13%
Calcium 39.3mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.3
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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