Chocolate Raspberry Avalanche Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Avalanche Cake


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An avalanche of raspberries and an avalanche of flavor! This beautiful, rich cake will impress any partygoers and satisfy any sweet tooth.

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Chicago, IL

Serving Size / Yield

1 cake


  • 2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 C. granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 C. hot coffee
  • 3/4 butter flavor shortening o(r 3/4 C. hot butter flavor all-vegetable shortening, plus additional for greasing)
  • 1/2 C. milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 C. raspberry flavored liqueur
  • powdered sugar
  • 1 C. fresh raspberries

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Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 10-inch (12 C.) Bundt pan with shortening. Flour lightly. Place wire rack on counter for cooling cake. Combine flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add coffee and 3/4 C. shortening. Beat at low speed of electric mixer until dry ingredients are moistened. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Do not over bake! Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Place cake, fluted side up, on wire rack. Cool 10 minutes.

Brush top and side with liqueur. Cool completely. Dust top with confectioners' sugar. Place cake on serving plate. Fill center with raspberries.

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