Thank you HEB for partnering with me on this sweet recipe.
Valentine’s Day is all about matches made in heaven and one flavor pairing that is a match made in heaven is chocolate and raspberries. The rich sweetness of the chocolate is a perfect foil for the tartness of the raspberries. It’s one of my husband’s favorite flavor pairings. I brought the two together to make him a Valentine’s Day treat using HEB’s Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Mix and raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. As much as I love baking from scratch, sometimes I like to keep it simple and HEB’s cake mix makes a moist and flavorful cake. Pretty, right?
Semi Homemade Chocolate Raspberry Sheet Cake
1 Box HEB Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake Mix
2/3 cup of water
1 stick unsalted butter
1 large egg
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup seedless Raspberry Jam
1 small package fresh raspberries garnish
1 bar good quality dark chocolate for garnish
Prepare HEB Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake mix according to instructions.
When all ingredients are combined, microwave the raspberry jam in a small microwave safe bowl for about 10 seconds or until the jam turns to liquid.
Add the raspberry liquid to the cake batter and stir to combine.
Bake in the sheet pan according to instructions.
For the frosting I used this recipe from Ina Garten for Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting which has become my go to frosting recipe. I added two tablespoons of melted raspberry jam to blend into the frosting when it was finished for added color and flavor but that is optional if the raspberry in the chocolate is enough for you.
Once the cake had cooled completely, I frosted it and garnished it with fresh raspberries and dark chocolate shavings.
HEB’s Texas Sheet Cake Mix comes with a delicious frosting but I wanted to add a homemade element to the dessert and Ina’s frosting is simply the best homemade frosting I’ve ever tasted. When you shop for your ingredients, be sure and get the seedless raspberry jam or you will have seeds in your cake and frosting.
What are you making your sweetheart or little sweethearts for Valentine’s Day? Be sure and share a photo of the treat on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #HEBSweets4YourSweet to be randomly selected to win a $100 HEB gift card.
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