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Chocolate Raspberry Pound Cake

Details

Time
3 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
1 cake

This chocolate pound cake is almost as easy as it is delicious. Black raspberries and a smooth raspberry cream filling pair perfectly with the rich, moist cake. Top it off with more fresh berries and bring it out for the next picnic or backyard barbeque.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
21 minutes
Bake Time
1 hour 5 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 cups

    granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup
  • 1 1/2 tsps

    baking soda

  • 1 tsp

    salt

  • 2/3 cup

    butter or margarine, softened

  • 1 container

    dairy sour cream (16 oz)

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 1 cup

    seedless black raspberry preserves (about one 12 oz jar), divided*

  • 1 tsp

    powdered sugar

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Directions

Equipment Needed 

Oven
Oven
Fluted Tube Pan
12-Cup Fluted Tube Pan
Mixing Bowl
Mixing Bowl
Mixer
Mixer
Measuring Cups
Measuring Cups
Wire Rack
Wire Rack
Food Processor
Food Processor
Sieve
Sieve
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube pan. Place preserves in small bowl; stir to soften.

2

Combine flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add butter, sour cream, eggs, vanilla and 3/4 cup preserves; beat on medium speed 3 to 4 minutes until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3

Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Stir remaining 1/4 cup preserves until smooth; brush over warm cake. Cool completely.

Tip

Red raspberry jam may be substituted.

4

At serving time, sprinkle powdered sugar over top. Fill cake cavity with Raspberry Cream.

Raspberry Cream: Thaw 1 package (10-oz) frozen red raspberries in light syrup. Puree in food processor or blender. Strain over bowl to remove seeds; discard seeds. Blend 3-1/2 cups (8-oz) frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed, with raspberry puree. Stir in 2 tablespoons raspberry-flavored liqueur, if desired.

Additional questions?