Today I’m sharing a recipe for a chocolate raspberry cake with raspberry whipped cream filling and chocolate frosting that is actually a guest post for Lynn of Order in the Kitchen for her Torte Tuesday series, I’m still on vacation, but will be back soon!
A little bit of a back story – Lynn and I met at a blogging conference last year and have been super close ever since. I can’t even tell you the amount of time we spend talking, texting, and social media-ing. It was so much in fact, that I had to change my phone plan for more minutes and more data. Stop talking to Lynn? That was clearly not an acceptable alternative! My husband calls my phone my ‘Lynn communication device’ … I think you’re starting to see the magnitude of our friendship and communication level.
When Lynn started doing Torte Tuesdays I squealed with excitement. I LOVE series! I have a series called Five Ingredient Fridays (every Friday I post a recipe with 5 ingredients or less) and one of the things I love most about Order in the Kitchen is all the fun legal-themed series.
Fee Simple Fridays? Sign me up!
Present Sense Impressions? I’m game!
So as Lynn and I were talking about a torte she was making for the series, I told her all about how I loooooved tortes and how “aren’t fancy cakes the best?” She just kind of said “umhmm” and we kept talking about tortes.
One would have thought that as I food blogger I would have known the difference between a cake and a torte, but let me tell you, I did not.
I was under the impression that a torte was another way of describing fancy cakes, the kind that one can only get at Parisian bakeries or have fancy layers and/or toppings. Ooooops. Luckily, I have Lynn in my life, Lynn the lawyer who so graciously explained what tortes are to me, otherwise until this day I would probably have been embarrassing myself telling people about ‘tortes’ when I was really talking about ‘cakes’
As Lynn points out in her description of Torte Tuesdays a “Torte, with an “e” is “a rich cake, especially one containing little or no flour.”
Well, that is a far cry from what I thought, and to this day we still laugh at how I did not know that.
Today, for Torte Tuesday (in a nod to our inside joke of me learning what a torte was) I’m sharing the recipe for a super-rich and ultra-decadent chocolate and raspberry cake with raspberry whipped cream filling and a chocolaty frosting. It is one of my all-time favorite cakes. It is super fancy, and has smooth chocolate flavors that are complimented perfectly by the gentle tartness of the raspberries. THIS is the cake that my family requests I make for holidays and parties (they say ‘can you make the chocolate raspberry torte’ when requesting it…so I blame my not knowing on them, thanks mom – lol!)
As this post goes live, I actually have the pleasure of being on a trip with Lynn! I’m sure we’re both posting up a storm on social media, so be sure to follow us! Lynn on Instagram, Phi on Instagram, and if you haven’t already seen, Lynn guest posted a delicious 5 ingredient carbonara pasta on my blog last week that is definitely worth checking out!