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Strawberry chocolate cake on a cake stand

Strawberry Chocolate Cake

Strawberry Chocolate Cake pairs all the joy of a chocolate covered strawberry with the moistness of your favorite sponge cake. Whether you are celebrating a Special Day or just looking to bake something to "wow" the crowd, this decadent treat never goes out of style.
Course Cake
Cuisine Russian
Keyword chocolate strawberry cake, strawberry cake
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 14 servings
Calories 594kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


Sponge cake

Chocolate Cream



  • Bake two 9- or 11-inch sponge cakes. Carefully slice each sponge cake into two layers.
    sponge cake cut open
  • Generously spread strawberry jam onto the tops of each layer, ensuring your reserve one of the cake bottoms for the smooth top layer of your cake.
    jam on a sponge cake
  • Into the two cups of cold heavy whipping cream, sift in powdered sugar and cocoa powder.
    heavy cream with cacao powder and sugar in a mixing bowl
  • Beat on high-speed, until the cream mixture doubles in volume. Make sure not to over beat, otherwise cream will become runny and difficult to spread.
    chocolate cream in a mixing bowl
  • Apply chocolate cream to each cake layer and then sprinkle with sliced strawberries. Apply remaining cream on the outside of the cake.
    strawberries with cream in between sponge cake layers
  • Place chocolate chips in a bowl. In a sauce pan over medium-heat, bring remaining cream to a simmer (do not let it reach a boil). Pour hot cream over chocolate chips, stirring everything together until the chocolate is smooth and melted.
    heavy cream and chocolate in a measuring cup
  • Place chocolate ganache in a Ziploc or piping bag. Drizzle ganache on the edges of the cake, letting it drip off the sides. Apply the chocolate ganache to the top of the cake and create a smooth layer with a knife or cake spatula. Refrigerate the cake for 15 minutes, or until ganache hardens.
    Strawberry chocolate cake on a cake stand
  • Dip strawberries into the remaining ganache and place them alongside the edge of the cake.
    melted chocolate in a cup
  • Let cake set at least overnight and up to three days before serving.
    Strawberry chocolate cake on a cake stand


Calories: 594kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 4mg