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Strawberry Chocolate Cake

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

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Bake two sponge 11 inch cakes per instructions in the link above. Slice each sponge cake into two layers.
    Cake layers laid out in a row
  • Apply strawberry jam to the layers of the sponge cake.
    jam being applied to the cake layers
  • Into the whipping cream, sift in powdered sugar and cocoa powder. 
    Ingredients on table including; whipping cream in a mixing bowl, powdered sugar in a measuring cup and cocoa in a measuring cup
  • Beat on high speed, until it doubles in volume. Make sure not to over beat, otherwise cream becomes runny.
    Whipping cream, powdered sugar and cocoa being whipped together in a KitchenAid mixer
  • Apply cream to the cake, lay out strawberries in between each layer. Apply remaining cream on the outside of the cake.
    Strawberry pieces placed on top of the cream
  • Place chocolate chips in a bowl. Pour hot whipped cream over chocolate chips. Continue stirring everything together until the chocolate is smooth and melted.
    Whipping cream being poured over chocolate chips
  • Place chocolate ganache in a ziplock or a piping bag. Drizzle chocolate on the edges of the cake, letting the chocolate drip off the sides.
    Chocolate ganache being placed around the top trim of the cake
  • Apply the remaining chocolate ganache to the top of the cake.
    Chocolate ganache spread around the top of the cake to form a flat and even coat
  • Melt chocolate chips in a microwave, stirring it every few seconds. Add shortening into the melted chocolate, to make the chocolate a bit runny. 
    Melted chocolate chips in a bowl and shortening next to the bowl
  •  Dip strawberries into the chocolate, place them on the edge of cake.
    Strawberries being dipped into the chocolate and shortening mixture
  • Let the cake sit overnight in a refrigerator.
    Strawberry Chocolate Cake on a serving tray

Nutrition

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