How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 325°. Line the bottoms of two 8" round pans with rounds of parchment paper. Spray pans and paper with vegetable cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk buttermilk, eggs and vanilla.
  • In another small bowl or glass measuring cup, melt the butter in the espresso grounds and hot water.
  • Using an electric hand mixer, beat half of the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients at low speed. Beat in half of the coffee mixture, scrape down the bowl. Beat in the remaining buttermilk and coffee mixtures. Pour into the pre lined pans and bake for 30 minuets or until the cake slightly crakes or pops back….this may very for elevation and climate.
  • Filling
  • 1 Pint Raspberries
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • Bring the water and sugar to a boil add raspberries and cook down till you have a syrup (nearly jam consistency). Cool and set aside
  • Once cake is cooled cover each layer of cake with 1 ½ ounces of Chambord liquor add 1/3 of your raspberry mixture and spread over the top of each layer.
  • Whip 1 pint of Whipping Cream to near peak add ¾ cup confectioners sugar and ½ tsp vanilla. Whip till peaks appear.
  • Place one half of the whip cream mixture over the first two layers and spread evenly.
  • Ganache
  • 4 ozs. Bittersweet chocolate
  • ¾ cup cream
  • Bring cream to a boil (sitting constantly) add chocolate remove from heat and cover for 5 minutes – uncovered and whisk fill smooth. Allow the Ganache to cover the top of the cake and drizzle down the sides. If you are watching your calories this is not the cake for you – but if you love chocolate – yummy!!!!

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  • gourmetana 7 years ago
    My goodness! this sounds and looks decadent! I will give this a try for sure! Thank you for sharing ;)
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  • gapeach55 10 years ago
    This looks just like what I have been looking for. Had a Fudge Cake once with Raspberry sauce and it was incredible. Thanks for the great post.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    YUM, wish you lived next door to me, you have my 5, this looks so decadent. Thanks for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Can I be your neighbor, too? Delicious!
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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
    Just gained five pounds looking at that beautiful cake...gotta give you five back!! YUM! Thanks for the post!
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    mmmmm you done good! ; )
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    That just looks and sounds totally INCREDIBLE! High 5!! Plus it was super-nice of you to make it for your neighbor!
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    YUM... and a High 5
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    wow !!! what a pretty cake and i love all the ingredients too yummmmmmmmm thanks high 5 to ya
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