heat oven to 350 degrees. grease and flour 2 8 inch square baking pans. prepare cake mix according to package instructions. stir in chocolate chips. pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 35 mins until toothpick comes out clean. cool cake completely
prepare cocoa cream. in a large bowl with mixer on high speed beat cream, cocoa powder and almond extract until stiff peaks form.
Assemble cake. place one layer on serving platter. spread on half the raspberry preserves. carefully spread 1 cup of the cocoa cream over preserves. spread remaining preserves on the underside of the second layer of cake and place on top of first layer. spread two cups of cocoa cream on top and sides of the cake. gently press almonds on the side of cake. pipe or spoon 1 cup cocoa cream in diagonal lines over the top of the cake and arrange berries in between the lines.