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Fudgy Chocolate Layer Cake With Raspberry Chambord Whipped Cream

1 12 cups sugar
1 14 cups all-purpose flour
34 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 12 teaspoons baking powder
1 12 teaspoons baking soda
18 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
3 large eggs
2 12 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 12 tablespoons espresso powder
1 cup hot water
1 pint raspberries
1 12 cups sugar
14 cup water
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
34 cup cream


Preheat the oven to 325F. Line the bottoms of three 8" round pans with rounds of parchment paper. Spray pans and paper with vegetable cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small mixing bowl, whisk buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. In another glass measuring cup, melt the butter in the espresso grounds and hot water. Using a whisk, beat half of the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients at low speed. Beat in half of the coffee mixture, scrape down the bowl. Beat in the remaining buttermilk and coffee mixtures. Pour into the pre lined pans and bake for 30 minutes or until the cake slightly cracks or pops back. For the Filling:. Bring the water and sugar to a boil add raspberries and cook down till you have a syrup (nearly jam consistency). Cool and set aside. Once cake is cooled cover each layer of cake with 1 1/2 ounces of Chambord liquor add 1/3 of your raspberry mixture and spread over the top of each layer. Whip 1 pint of Whipping Cream to near peak add 3/4 cup confectioners sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Whip till peaks appear. Place one half of the whip cream mixture over the first two layers and spread evenly. Ganache:. Bring cream to a boil (stirring constantly) add chocolate remove from heat and cover for 5 minutes uncovered and whisk fill smooth, cool for 10-15 minutes. Allow the Ganache to cover the top of the cake and drizzle down the sides. If you are watching your calories this is not the cake for you but if you love chocolate yummy!

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