2 cup(s) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
1 teaspoon(s) salt
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
1 cup(s) sour cream
1/2 cup(s) canola oil
1 teaspoon(s) white vinegar
1 cup(s) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup(s) raspberry jam, strained and seeds discarded
1 1/2 cup(s) confectioners’ sugar
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 8-inch-round cake pans and line bottoms with parchment paper. Combine flour, cocoa, granulated sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Add eggs, vanilla, sour cream, oil, vinegar (for leavening and a more tender cake), and 1 cup hot water and mix with a wooden spoon until batter is smooth.
- Pour batter into prepared pans and bake until a wooden skewer, inserted into cake center, comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool cakes in pans 20 minutes; release from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
- Beat butter and jam together using an electric mixer set on medium speed until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and beat until smooth. Spread filling between 2 cake layers and frost.