When I follow a recipe I usually try to follow everything. Here is my exception to the rule. As I started to make this cake I realised that something was wrong. The cake calls for 3/4 lb of butter I must of quickly glanced and thought it called for 3/4 cup of butter. We had already been to Albertson's, Sam's Club and Costco today and I was not making another trip out in the rain. Fortunately I had enough butter, but when it came to the eggs someone had borrowed a few" yea me". The recipe calls for four eggs and I used the three I had. Other than that the recipe called for raspberry jam and I used strawberry. Where they used almonds I used coconut. I found this recipe in the April & May Taste of Home magazine. The cake was moist and really chewy. If I make this again, I will use a spring form pan instead of a regular cake pan. It came out of the pan fine the top edge was not as pretty as I would of liked it to be. The jam mixed with the chocolate and coconut was a yummy surprise in the middle. Chewy Chocolate Raspberry Cake
3 cups sugar 3/4 lb. melted butter 4 eggs (I used 3) 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon almond extract 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup Nestle cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup raspberry jam(I used Strawberry) 1 cup Nestle Toll House mini morsels 3/4 cup sliced almonds(I used coconut)
Preheat your over to 300F.
Mix the sugar and butter in a mixing bowl on low. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add the extracts. Sift together dry ingredients, and add to the batter, mixing until smooth. Pour into greased and papered 9- in cake pan, reserving about 1/3 of the batter. Carefully smooth out a thin layer of the raspberry jam. Top with Chocolate chips and half the sliced almonds. Carefully cover with the remaining batter. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the remaining sliced almonds. ( I put the coconut on when the cake was just out of the oven.) Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours.
My name is Lynette and this is my blog. Each day I will offer a different cooking experience. My husband and I are empty nesters and we have found that eating at home is enjoyable, healthier and saves money. My blog will offer many different types of food items not seen on other blogs. Stay tuned for more great recipes ideas.