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Divine Chocolate Raspberry Sour Cream Cake

Rating: 4.3 4 Comments

It's the ultimate combination of sweet surprises! This Divine Chocolate Raspberry Sour Cream Cake combines creamy sour cream, Duncan Hines Devil's Food Cake, cream cheese frosting and raspberry jam to create 2 heavenly layers of rich, chocolate surprising bliss.


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 8-inch round pans.
  2. Blend cake mix, water, oil, eggs and 1 cup sour cream in large bowl. Beat at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into pans. Bake and cool cake according to package directions.
  3. To assemble, place 1 cake layer on serving platter. Spread ¾ cup cream cheese frosting on top of layer. Spread jam on top of cream cheese frosting. Top with remaining layer. Frost top and sides of cake with chocolate frosting.
  4. To prepare sauce, blend remaining cream cheese frosting and 1 cup sour cream in small bowl until smooth and creamy. Garnish top of frosted cake with 2-3 tbsp. of sauce in center and fresh raspberries. Place 2 tbsp. sauce on center of each serving plate, and top with a slice of cake. Garnish with fresh raspberries if desired.


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gogogadget on Feb 3, 2018 9:44 a.m.

Hi Cynthia, I think perhaps you did not read the instructions? One cup of sour cream in the mix and one cup to make the sauce.

cynthia_crawford on Jun 30, 2015 7:26 p.m.

What a failure. Had it all planned to make this cake today to celebrate Canada Day tomorrow -- it was just what I was looking for. Sadly, it didn't turn out at all. Felt that the 2 cups of sour cream made the entire recipe soft and the cake was not cooked in the middle. Very disappointed.

elanes1 on Aug 11, 2012 12:09 a.m.

i must of got my recipe from my nanna because the one I make is like this only you slice the 2 cakes into 4 and and add the Cool whip

love2bake on Jan 9, 2010 5:14 p.m.

This cake is amazing! Made it for my husband's birthday a couple years ago. Guests had two pieces each! I've made it a couple more times since. It's easy and always delicious!