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Easy chocolate cake with raspberry filling.

Easy Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling

An easy cake recipe that is perfect for beginners. All ingredients are mixed in one bowl.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


Dry ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Rapsberry Filling

  • 4 cups raspberries
  • 1 cup sugar

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1 pint whipped cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon gelatin


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. In large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

  3. Add softened butter, milk, water, eggs, and vanilla extract to mixing bowl. Beat on medium for one minute.

  4. Beat on high for three minutes.

  5. Pour cake batter into well-oiled baking pan.

  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

  7. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then cool on cooling rack.

Rapberry Filling

  1. Add raspberries to medium sauce pan and crush with potato masher. Add sugar

    Pushing your raspberry filling to remove the seeds.
  2. Cook until just boiling. Simmer for 3 minutes.

  3. Run raspberries through sieve to remove seeds.

  4. Cool completely in refrigerator

Whipped Cream Topping

  1. Beat cream in cold mixing bowl until soft peaks form.

  2. While still beating, add in powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and gelatin.

  3. Beat until stiff peaks form. Do not over beat, or cream will get lumpy.

  4. Refrigerate until needed.

Finishing the Cake

  1. Spread the bottom layer of the cake with raspberry filling, then whipped cream.

    Spread the raspberry filling onto the cooled cake.
  2. Place second cake on top, frost top and sides of cake with whipped cream.

    Chocolate cake with layers of raspberries and whipped cream.
  3. Keep cake in refrigerator until ready to serve.