I served my pink cake as part of a teacher appreciation lunch, where no spiked punch was served, although the teachers might have wanted some. While I was very happy to contribute this cake I was a little bummed that I didn't get to try a slice. I was hoping some would be left when I went in for clean-up, but no such luck. I guess it's a good sign when a cake quickly disappears, but I wasn't happy having only cake scraps with a little bit of the icing.
From what I did have it was a rich moist cake with great chocolate flavor. The icing was buttery and sweet with a nice hint of raspberry. A perfect combination and a cake I will make again, but when I know I will be able to have a slice.
I have chosen not to include the recipes from Vintage Cakes, other members of the Cake Slice Bakers have modified and provided the recipe, so be sure to check out the rest of the group.