Chocolate and Raspberry Cake by Kate Mew

By Mecca Ibrahim •

We love seeing photos of your cookery and baking at Great British Chefs.  Each weekend we ask you to upload photos into our Flickr group and we feature our favourites on our Facebook page. Last week Kate Mew's picture of a yummy chocolate and raspberry cake, she made for a charity bake was really popular. So many people asked for the recipe that Kate kindly shared it for our blog.  See her recipe here ....

Photography & recipe by Kate Mew

I like my cakes to be big so I use two lots of the mixture below and fill a 9 inch sandwich tin with each quantity of mix.

I mixed each half separately and fill a sandwich tin and then quickly mix the other half and fill the other tin. Both tins then go in the oven together.

Chocolate Cake
200g Caster Sugar
200g Butter
3 eggs – lightly beaten
200g Self raising flour – sifted 
1 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp Cocoa Powder & 4 tbsp hot boiling water

Mix the cocoa powder and water together to form a paste – leaving to cool slightly

Cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy

Add the eggs, cocoa paste and sifted flour and baking powder and mix in well

Pour the mix into a lined 9 inch sandwich tin.

Repeat for the second tin

When both tins are ready place in a preheated oven at approx 180C for around 20 -25 minutes or until springy to touch and a skewer comes out clean


I use either Chocolate Butter Cream or Fresh Whipped Double Cream (this one has cream in)

When the cakes are cool, sandwich together with filling.

Chocolate Sauce Topping

100g Butter
100g Icing sugar
100g Dark chocolate
3 tbsp milk

Place all the ingredients in a bowl, on a pan of simmering water and melt together.
Once all the ingredients are melted together stir to give a thick glossy shine and allow to cool before you pour over the cake.

Chocolate Dessert Cake
Chocolate and Raspberry Cake

While the topping is still setting I add milk chocolate Cigarello’s all around the edge of the cake and layer raspberries on top. The centre is flaked milk chocolate.

Thanks so much Kate for sharing her chocolate and raspberry cake recipe with us at Great British Chefs.  

Chocolate mousse cake with raspberries

If Kate's cake has got you in the mood for something similar check out William Drabble's recipe for Chocolate mousse cake with raspberries. Plus there's a collection of recipes to satisfy the needs of most Chocoholics on our site.  

What are some of your favourite chocolate desserts?  We're discussing this over on Great British Chefs Facebook page


Mecca Ibrahim

Mecca is Head of Marketing and Social Media at Great British Chefs and has spent the last 10 years at some of the biggest and most innovative internet businesses out there (Yahoo, Just Giving, E-How, Moo.com and Joost). She was winning awards for her blog when most people didn't know what a blog was. Mecca hosts an annual food blogging competition called NomNomNom and runs the multi-award winning London Underground Tube Diary.

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