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Berry Glazed Chocolate Cake

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A decadently rich chocolate cake topped with a raspberry glaze and chocolate icing.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Berry Glazed Chocolate Cake - a moist devil's food cake topped with a raspberry glaze and chocolate icing. Perfect for any celebration. https://www.lanascooking.com/berry-glazed-chocolate-cake/

Berry Glazed Chocolate Cake – a moist devil’s food cake topped with a raspberry glaze and chocolate icing. Perfect for any celebration.

We celebrated a birthday at our house on Sunday – BeeBop’s! Whenever a birthday is approaching, I usually ask the honoree what they’d like for me to cook especially for them and what kind of celebratory cake they’d like.

Berry Glazed Chocolate Cake - a moist devil's food cake topped with a raspberry glaze and chocolate icing. Perfect for any celebration. https://www.lanascooking.com/berry-glazed-chocolate-cake/

Usually, BeeBop chooses a German Chocolate Cake or my great-great grandmother’s Lemon Cheese Cake. But, this year he wanted a repeat of this one that I tried during the Christmas holidays. It’s a devil’s food chocolate bundt cake with a raspberry glaze and a chocolate icing. Oh. Yum.

Warning: if you are opposed to using a boxed cake mix, then you may want to go ahead and leave now. I, on the other hand, do not mind taking a little help once in a while from a mix. I don’t do it very often, but in this recipe it really works. Besides, as I’ve said before, I am no where near to being a food snob and hope I never become one. There, I’ve said my piece :-)

Still with me? Great…let’s get going.

How to Make Berry Glazed Chocolate Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Prep a bundt pan for Berry Glazed Chocolate Cake

Before you begin, grease and flour a bundt or other tube pan. Set it aside.

Begin mixing the Berry Glazed Chocolate Cake

In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients in the recipe. Literally, just dump them all in the bowl together and let your mixer do the work.

Beat the mixture on low speed for 30 seconds then increase the mixer speed to medium and continue beating for 2 minutes until the batter is smooth and creamy looking. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour batter into prepared pan

Pour the batter into your greased and floured pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a tester inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool the cake for 10 minutes before proceeding

Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes. And don’t worry about cracks in the top of the cake, that’s normal. Besides the cracks will be on the bottom anyway when you invert the cake for glazing and icing.

Cool complete on a wire rack

After ten minutes, turn the cake out on a wire rack to cool completely. It’s important for the cake to be completely cool before continuing with the glaze and icing.

Brush the Berry Glazed Chocolate Cake with the raspberry glaze

In a small saucepan, combine all the raspberry glaze ingredients. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Place the cooled cake on a serving plate or cake stand. Brush the raspberry glaze over the cake and let it stand for 10 minutes or until the glaze is set.

Make the chocolate icing

Place the cocoa in a small saucepan. Stir in the cream and butter until smooth. Cook, stirring, over low heat for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in confectioner’s sugar and vanilla until smooth and the sugar is completely incorporated. Cool slightly.

Drizzle cooled and glazed cake with the chocolate icing

Drizzle over cake. Let stand until set. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream and mixed fresh berries, if desired.

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Berry-Glazed Chocolate Cake

A decadently rich chocolate cake topped with a raspberry glaze and chocolate icing.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 18.25 ounces packaged devil’s food cake mix
  • 3.9 ounces packaged instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

For the Raspberry Glaze:

  • ¼ cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract

For the Chocolate Icing:

  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Make the cake:

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase mixer speed to medium and continue beating for 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into a greased and floured fluted tube pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a tester inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Turn cake out on a wire rack to cool completely.

Make the Raspberry Glaze:

  • In a small saucepan, combine all raspberry glaze ingredients. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Brush over cake and let stand for 10 minutes or until set.

Make the Chocolate Icing:

  • Place the cocoa in a small saucepan. Stir in cream and butter until smooth. Cook, stirring, over low heat for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in confectioner’s sugar and vanilla until smooth and the sugar is completely incorporated. Cool slightly. Drizzle over cake. Let stand until set.

Notes

Serve with sweetened whipped cream and mixed fresh berries.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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13 Comments

  1. You referenced your great grandmother’s recipe for Lemon Cheese Cake. This was my Daddy’s FAVORITE CAKE! I have sought this recipe for 50 years! Would you PLEASE SHARE? My mom grew up in South Georgia and SO MANY of your recipes are very similar to ones Mama wrote down! THANK YOU!

    1. HI Anne, I do have the recipe for Lemon Cheese Cake, but I’ve never posted it on the blog. I’d be happy to share it with you. I’ll send it to your email address.

  2. WoW! That is some cake! I love ALL the ingredients and layers of yumminess between the delicious cake (made with a simple cake mix, apple juice and rum extract…fascinatingly yummy) and then the raspberry glaze all topped off with a gorgeous chocolate frosting….SO yummy! I won’t be able to stop thinking of this cake until I make it!

    So happy to have found your blog through TK! :-)

  3. You won’t get any complaints from me. I almost always use boxed cake mixes, especially for chocolate cakes. I’ve yet to find the perfect chocolate cake from scratch recipe. I’ve been through so many that were good, but never great. Although, I have yet to try one that the Barefoot Contessa made. It was a wedding anniversary show she did where she made a replica of her wedding cake for Jeffrey (her husband). It was choclate with a homemade chocolate icing, and I’m still determined to try it.

    This is similar to my Mega Chocolate Cake recipe that I have posted on my site, but different as well. Mine had no icing, apple juice, rum extract or raspberry, but I think the next time I make it I may try it with your choclate icing. I normally use Almond Extract in my bundt cake, but I’m tempted to try the rum. I’m also tempted to try peppermint extract if I use your icing idea. Chocolate and peppermint to me are heaven.

  4. Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious and moist and chocolatey! Even better knowing I can have it quicker with a box mix thanks :)

  5. I always do the same with my family! This year one of my daughters asked for pumpkin pie! Luckily her birthday is in Jan so I had tins leftover. This looks delicious though and relatively easy!

  6. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Awesome Bee-Bop, Happy Birthday to you! Even if it is a tad late.

    The cake looks great.

    Miss P

  7. BeeBop sounds like The Professor in the sweet department! I can’t show this to him or I’ll be heading to the store . . .

  8. Wow that looks so moist and chewy. I don’t mind using the box mixes. As long as I get a cake like that I’ll be happy. I love the glaze, too.