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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Upside-Down Cake

Incredible dark chocolate raspberry upside-down cake made with yogurt to keep it super moist. Packed with raspberries and dusted with powdered sugar. You’re going to love this special chocolate cake!

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins

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Don’t waste your time asking yourself what you’re going to get your sweetie for this Hallmark holiday. Just embark on a mission to make something out of this world delicious that comes from the heart.

dark chocolate raspberry upside-down cakes

I’m talking about this cake people.

This delicious, moist, beautiful dark chocolate raspberry upside-down cake.

how to make dark chocolate raspberry upside-down cakeThis cake will most likely blow your mind. If it isn’t the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert, I don’t know what is. And frankly, if you’re going to go parading around your love for someone, you might as well do it right.

Fancy restaurants are not on the itinerary. Don’t worry champagne still is!

chicken and veggies with champagne and cake on a table

Let’s save the best for last. Start with a home-cooked meal. Men are fans of large dinners. Men love food. Men will eat until they can’t eat anymore. Then they will eat two pieces of cake…how do they do it? It’s manpower that I can’t understand.

Just know that if you can cook good food they will adore you. Simple!

Add a little rosemary, extra garlic, & lemony love to some chicken. Lots of fingerling potatoes plus a dash of salt & pepper too! Pop in the oven to roast, and look cute while doing it.

dark chocolate raspberry upside-down cake

Serve cake next. Sprinkle with pretty powdered sugar. Pour a glass of champagne. Or two.

slice of dark chocolate raspberry upside-down cake

Congratulations, you’re now a keeper. (I knew you already were though)

But seriously, don’t go throwing these dishes around unless you’re sure you want someone to fall for you. These are matters of the heart after all.

dark chocolate raspberry upside-down cake with powdered sugar on a plate

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love, Monique

Dark chocolate raspberry upside-down cake

5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword raspberry upside-down cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Serves 12

Incredible dark chocolate raspberry upside-down cake made with yogurt to keep it super moist. Packed with raspberries and dusted with powdered sugar. You're going to love this special chocolate cake!


  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup hot water or hot coffee
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • tablespoons brown sugar
  • tablespoons of butter for greasing pans


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Generously butter two 9-inch cake pans and sprinkle 2 tbsp brown sugar in each. Next, add a generous 1 cup of raspberries to each cake pan.

  2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixer bowl. Add eggs, yogurt, butter, and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer for 2 minutes. Mix in water or coffee. Pour batter over the raspberries into prepared pans evenly.

  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack, then place a plate on top of the pan and use both hands to flip it over. You may need to use a knife to run along the edges first. Place it upside-down on a sturdy surface and knock the bottom a few times until you feel the cake release onto the plate. Replace any raspberries that were dislodged. Do the same with the next pan, except place the cake directly on top of the other so they are stacked.

  4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or top with whip cream. Whatever your heart desires.

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