Raspberry Chocolate Cakes

Little Raspberry Chocolate Cakes

Little Raspberry Chocolate Cakes - perfect for an afternoon tea, or dessert!

There are two ways to make the chocolate cake sponge for this - the cheat box mix way, or from scratch.
I'm on holiday, and don't have all the ingredients, so I did the cheat way.


If you want to make the cake from scratch, you can follow this chocolate cake recipe, which is really delicious.

Ingredients:
  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix*
  • Raspberry jam
  • Whipping cream
  • Fresh Raspberries
*plus the eggs, oil and water etc. for the cake mix



Directions:

Make the chocolate cake, and bake it in a 9 x 13 baking tin, greased or lined (I recommend lining it with parchment paper, so it is easy to remove in one piece).
After cooling for an hour or more, remove from the baking tin.
Cut out an even amount of circles with a cookie cutter.
Make sure you have enough cake sponges, because each little cake needs two layers.
Mine made about 6 cakes, but you can make more if you make the layers thinner (by splitting the batter evenly, and baking two 9 x 13, or even in a smaller baking tin)
If your cakes are a little lop sided, you can flatten them out carefully with a knife, which I did to some of the cakes.

The next part I completed one I had arrived at my aunts house, because these most likely do not travel well unless handled carefully and kept cool.

First I whipped the cream.

Next I separated the little cakes, and spread raspberry jam on the bottom layer of the cakes.
Next, I filled my piping bag with whipped cream.
This isn't necessary, as you can spread it with a knife, but it does look a little prettier/neater with a piping bag.
I did little swirls of cream on top of the raspberry jam on the bottom cake.
Next, I put the top layer of cake sponge on top, making a little sandwich.
Next, I piped a little swirl on the top of each cake.
Finally, I placed three raspberries on top of each cake, and served right away.
If you don't plan on serving right away, refrigerate (or the cream will not last well).

Here is a picture from the lovely garden afternoon tea with my family.
And my pretty cakes!

If you want to know how to make the scones in the picture above, you can find the recipe here.

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