Friday, 25 February 2011

Chocolate Raspberry Dessert

Skill Level: Beginner 
Prep Time: 20 Minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened 
  • 4 eggs 
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1-1/2 cups syrup* 
  • RASPBERRY CREAM CENTER (recipe follows) 
  • CHOCOLATE GLAZE (recipe follows)
Preparation and cooking:
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, butter, eggs and baking powder in large bowl; beat until smooth. Add syrup; blend thoroughly. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Spread RASPBERRY CREAM CENTER on cake. Cover; refrigerate. Pour CHOCOLATE GLAZE over chilled dessert. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Cover; refrigerate leftover dessert. About 12 servings.
Combine 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter or margarine and 2 tablespoons raspberry-flavored liqueur* in small bowl; beat until smooth. ( A few drops red food color may be added, if desired.)

* 1/4 cup raspberry preserves and 1 teaspoon water may be substituted for the raspberry-flavored liqueur.

Melt 6 tablespoons butter or margarine and 1 cup  dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips in small saucepan over very low heat. Remove from heat; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.


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