Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Rich dark chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and fresh raspberries

I am just back from a vacation in Bhutan. The place is beautiful and mesmerizing. I would love to tell you more about it in a separate post. But for now, this Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake is delightful enough to be talked about in detail!


Rich dark chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and fresh raspberries


Eggless Dark chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream frosting and fresh raspberries


With just a day left until Christmas eve, I needed something quick yet rich to bake for the festival. Christmas and Diwali are equally loved and celebrated in our house. Our huge Christmas tree is all decked up since a month! If I wasn’t really pressed for time, I would have made some lavish layer cake for Christmas. But honestly speaking, this decadent Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake turned out just perfect for celebrating!


Rich dark chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and fresh raspberries


I zeroed in on a Chocolate Cake but was wondering what to combine it with, and then these fresh raspberries came to my rescue. If I ever combine chocolate with fruits, I always choose cherries or raspberries. Strawberries come a close second. This fudgy moist Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake is a splendid dessert to bake for any celebration.

The cake recipe is an eggless, one bowl recipe that comes together in a jiffy. It’s then frosted with my favorite rich chocolate buttercream and garnished with fresh raspberries and grated white chocolate. I love how my pictures look so festive and Christmasy :).


Rich dark chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and fresh raspberries

Rich dark chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and fresh raspberries


Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake


    For Dark Chocolate Cake
  • ¾ cups All purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Cocoa powder
  • ½ cups Caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoons instant coffee
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup Sour cream
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ¼ cup warm milk
  • For Chocolate buttercream
  • ½ cup butter (room temperature)
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups Icing sugar
  • ⅓ cup Cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • Handful of fresh Raspberries
  • Grated white chocolate for garnishing


    For Dark Chocolate Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 180° C or 350° F.  Butter and flour a 7-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, sift the flour, cocoa, sugar, coffee, salt, baking soda, baking powder and chocolate chips.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture.
  4. Nicely fold everything together until a homogenous batter is formed.
  5. Pour in prepared tin and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center  comes out with moist crumbs.
  6. Let it cool completely before frosting.
  7. For Chocolate Buttercream
  8. Sift the icing sugar with cocoa powder in a big bowl. Add in the melted butter and cream. Whisk until the frosting comes together. Fold in Vanilla essence.
  9. Assembly
  10. Invert the cooled cake on a cake stand or plate. Spread the chocolate buttercream in a even layer on top of the cake. Decorate with fresh raspberries and grated white chocolate.


I had some buttercream left after frosting the cake which I later used to frost some chocolate cookies.



Eggless Dark chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream frosting and fresh raspberries

Rich, creamy and delicious, the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake makes for a decadent dessert. I hope you too have something homebaked on your Christmas table. Homemade baked goods are a joy over Christmas. If you are looking for a rum soaked treat for your Christmas baking, try your hands at this Fruitcake biscotti. You don’t need to presoak the fruits and it’s just perfect for holiday dunking! Merry Christmas :).

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  1. Ooooh! The answer is yes (what was the question again?). This is a gorgeous cake!Can’t wait to hear more about your travel adventure!

    1. Thank you so much Kathy💟💟 Can’t wait to tell you guys about Bhutan! Happy weekend and Happy New Year!

    1. It did turn out really moist and rich! Thanks Kelsie 😍😍Hope you are enjoying your Holidays with your family🙂

  2. Chocolate with raspberries is an awesome combination. Its such a wonderful bake, looks very moist. Wishing you a very happy 2018!!

  3. What a great combination of chocolate and raspberries. Thanks for sharing.. Wish you and your family a very happy new year. 🙂

  4. What an amazing looking cake, Deepika! You’re right that chocolate and raspberries go so well together. We have a chocolate cheesecake that we love topping with raspberries, but I need to give this flourless chocolate cake a try. It looks amazing and decadent! I hope you had a wonderful holiday break, my friend! Cheers to 2018…and I’m looking forward to hearing more about Bhutan, too!

    1. Hey David! Happy New Year to you too! Although, this isn’t a flourless chocolate cake, but you will love this easy eggless recipe! It results in a lovely moist decadent cake!

  5. Wow, Deepika – I thought I was all “deserted-out” after the Holidays, but now I NEED to make this chocolate cake. Wow! Looks and sounds so yummy. I can’t wait to hear about Bhutan! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  6. Happy new year dear Deepika! I loved all your insta stories from Bhutan, looks like a must-visit. Would love to read and see more of it. In the meantime, I’ll just settle with this ultimate decadence!!!!

    1. Thanks for the love Maria!! Would definitely tell you guys more about Bhutan in my next post!!

  7. Oh boy this looks so joyful and delicious. I know Christmas is over but I still think this recipe is perfect for any time of the year, specially for sweet lovers like me. Nice decoration too! I hope you enjoyed it!

  8. Oh that cake looks so fancy with all the classic elements used. I am totally in love with the texture of your cake. For long I wanted to try a chocolate cake recipe that uses sour cream. Now I have the reason! I am just starting out with my baking blog. Have a look if you get some time. Here is the link https://greedyeats.com Thanks!

  9. Really love the sound of this cake. And especially like that it’s eggless because so often I go to bake something only to find out one of my housemates ate my eggs for their breakfast! So next time that happens, I know what recipe I’ll be checking out!

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