Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling and Coconut Cream Frosting
An excellent and very simple chocolate cake with a raspberry filling and super easy sour cream frosting.
Keyword: Chocolate Cake
Author: Cookie Madness
1 3/4cupscups all-purpose flour
3/4cupunsweetened cocoaused Valrhona Dutch
1 1/2cupsgranulated sugar
1/2cuppacked brown sugar
1 1/2teaspoonsbaking soda
2tsppure vanilla extract
1cupmore or less as desired raspberry pie filling
1 1/2cupsheavy cream
1/2cupreduced-fat sour cream
2cupsunsweetened coconutflakes, chips or shredded
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8 inch x 2 inch round cake pans. Line bottoms with wax paper or parchment, then grease again and dust with flour.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, granulated and brown sugars, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In a large measuring cup or bowl, whisk together milk, oil, eggs and vanilla. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
Add the boiling water to the batter and mix well to combine (the batter will be thin). Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
If using pie filing, split the layers horizontally and fill split layers with pie filling.
Beat the heavy cream, sour cream and confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl until stiff peaks form. Place one of the filled cakes on a platter and spread 1 cup frosting over the top. Top with the remaining cake and frost with the remaining icing. Gently pat the coconut all over the cake. Serve immediately or refrigerate, up to 1 day.