How to make it

  • In a large bowl sift in all the dry ingredients.
  • Beat in shortening with an electric mixer.
  • Then add remaining ingredients ( except berries ) and beat all well.
  • Fold in berries.
  • Batter will be thick.
  • Spread into a greased 9 inch square pan ( or 2 cake layer pans ) and bake in a preheated 325F oven until cake springs back in the center and test done in center, about 35 to 45 minutes ..
  • Do not overbake.
  • Cool cake completely.
  • For a layer cake, spread layers with raspberry preserves and frost as desired .
  • For cut from the pan pieces: drizzle with raspberry syrup and add whipped cream.
  • Garnish if desired with fresh berries and chocolate shavings.

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  • rabid 4 years ago
    Chocolate and raspberries two of my favorite things to put together. I especially love wild black raspberries with chocolate. If you can't find raspberry syrup thin raspberry jelly with small amount of water
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    " It was excellent "
    puddlewonderful ate it and said...
    yummy yum yum
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