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Easy Chocolate Raspberry Cake With Ganache Frosting on Yellow Cake Stand

Chocolate Raspberry Cake (With Cake Mix)

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Easy chocolate raspberry cake recipe that starts off with cake mix, homemade with simple ingredients. Filled with fresh raspberry pie filling and loaded with ganache frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword doctored cake mix recipe, summer cake
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Decorating time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 9 Slices
Calories 739
Author Abeer Rizvi



  • 4 Eggs Large, Room temperature
  • 1 cup Whole milk Room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Butter Melted, Unsalted
  • 2 tsp Raspberry extract
  • 1 container Chocolate snack pack pudding 3.25 oz, Not the powder but the prepared pudding
  • 1 box Chocolate cake mix Or Devil's food cake mix


  • In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, milk, butter, raspberry extract and mix until combined.
  • Add chocolate pudding and mix until smooth.
  • Add cake mix and mix until just combined.
  • Pour batter in two greased and floured round cake pans (Dimensions: 8×2).
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let the cakes cool completely.
  • While the cakes and baking and cooling, prepare the raspberry pie filling and ganache frosting and let them cool and thicken. Try not to crush the raspberries too much when making the pie filling.
  • To assemble, trim the domes of the cake (if necessary) to make them flat.
  • Place one cake on cake stand.
  • Use a spatula to spread a thin layer of frosting on top.
  • Then, spread a thin layer of raspberry pie filling.
  • Place the other cake on top of the filling.
  • Spread frosting all over the cake and create a rustic pattern, using the back of a spoon.
  • Top off the cake with more raspberry pie filling. You don't have to use the whole 2 cups. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 739kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 78g | Vitamin A: 467IU | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 4mg