So in the spirit of valentines..... Here's a cake I made and the recipe 😉😍😘💋❤️
2 cups sugar
1 cup 2% milk
1 cup strong brewed coffee
1 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
1 package (8oz) cream cheese
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, beat the sugar, milk, coffee, oil, eggs and vanilla until well blended. In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, coffee granules, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended.
Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. baking pans. Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
For filling, in a large bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar. Add jam; beat until blended.
For frosting, melt chocolate and heavy cream in a microwave; stir until smooth. In a large bowl, beat sugar and crwam cheese until fluffy. Slowly add chocolate and beat until smooth.
Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with filling. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread frosting over top and sides of cake. Garnish with raspberries and chocolate curls. Store in the refrigerator.Yield: 16 servings.