This Raspberry Chambord Chocolate Poke Cake is made with a super moist chocolate cake flavored with Chambord liqueur soaked with Chambord chocolate ganache and topped with fresh raspberry whipped cream!
Chocolate Chambord Cake
- 2 cups (260g) all purpose flour
- 2 cups (414g) sugar
- 3/4 cup (70g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
- 1 cup (240ml) Chambord liqueur, divided
- 1 cup (240ml) vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup (240ml) water
- 1 cup (240ml) sweetened condensed milk
- 3/4 cup (127g) semi sweet chocolate chips
Raspberry Whipped Cream
- 9 oz raspberries
- 3 1/2 tsp unflavored powdered gelatin
- 1 3/4 cups (420ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
- 1 cup (115g) powdered sugar
- Fresh raspberries
- Mini chocolate chips
1. Prepare a 9×13 inch cake pan by greasing the sides. Preheat oven to 300°F (148°C).
2. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and combine.
3. Add eggs, milk, vegetable oil, 1/2 cup of Chambord liqueur and vanilla to the dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Slowly pour the water into the batter, mixing well and being careful of splashing.
5. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.
6. Remove the cake from the oven and poke holes all over. I use a knife sharpening rod, but you could also use a straw.
7. While the cake is still warm, add the chocolate chips to a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
8. Add the sweetened condensed milk and remaining 1/2 cup of Chambord liqueur to a microwave safe measuring cup. Heat heat the milk and liqueur until they begin to boil, then pour over the chocolate chips.
9. Whisk the chocolate until smooth, then immediately pour over the cake, spreading it into the holes. Don’t let the mixture sit before pouring it over the cake or it’ll start to thicken and not soak in the holes as well.
10. Set the cake in the fridge to cool and soak.
11. When the cake is cooled, make the whipped cream. Add the raspberries to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth, then strain through a fine mesh sieve to discard seeds. You should end up with about 3/4 cups of puree.
12. Place the puree in a shallow dish, then sprinkle the powdered gelatin evenly over the puree and let stand for 4-5 minutes. It will start to firm up.
13. Heat the puree and gelatin in the microwave in 10-second intervals until warm and smooth. Set the mixture aside to cool to room temperature. Note that the cooler the mixture gets, the firmer it will be. If you want a more cohesive pink color frosting, you won’t want it to firm up too much before adding to the whipped cream in the next steps, but it should be at least room temperature. The firmer the mixture gets, the chunkier your raspberry mixture will be.
14. Whip the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar in a large mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment until stiff peaks form.
15. Add the cooled raspberry gelatin mixture to the whipped cream and gently whip until well combined.
16. Spread the raspberry whipped cream evenly on top the cake and top with fresh raspberries and mini chocolate chips.
17. Refrigerate cake until ready to serve. The cake is best when eaten within 3-4 days.