Chocolate Strawberry Cake is the easiest layered chocolate cake I’ve ever made. A very simple chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries are used for the mid layer and the topping. The best combination of chocolate and strawberries ever!
I used my ultimate chocolate cake recipe here which is really simple and turned it into a wonderful chocolate strawberry cake. What I love about that recipe is everything for the cake is in one bowl.
CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY CAKE
The EASIEST Strawberry Chocolate Cake ever! You just need to add a simple chocolate ganache and strawberries to your favorite chocolate cake recipe.
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Yield: 6 Category: Dessert Method: Baking Cuisine: American INGREDIENTS
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
1 and ½ cup plain yogurt
2 and ¼ cups all purpose flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
160ml heavy cream
160g chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
filling and topping
1 and ½ cups fresh strawberries
Fresh mint leaves INSTRUCTIONS
Lightly oil two 6” round spring form cake pans, line their bottoms with parchment paper and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
Beat eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until creamy.
Add in oil and yogurt. Mix well.
Gradually sift the flour directly into the mixing bowl and mix just until combined.
Add in cocoa powder, baking powder and vanilla powder. Stir well. Don’t overmix the batter, just until everything combines.
Share the batter into two pans and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove them from oven and let them cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then remove them from pans carefully. Allow them to cool completely on a cooling rack.
Meanwhile prepare the chocolate ganache.(See the video above).
Put chocolate chips in a bowl.
Heat the heavy cream just until it boils and pour it over the chocolate chips. Wait for 2 minutes and stir until smooth.
Let it reach to room temperature.
Spread ¼ of your chocolate ganache on the first cake. Wait for about 10 minutes so that the ganache sets a bit.
Slice ½ cup of strawberries lengthwise and place them on the chocolate ganache you spread on the first cake.
Carefully place the second cake on the strawberries, gently press on it just to help it set.
Pour the rest of the ganache over it. Wait about 10 minutes and then place the rest of the strawberries as they are on the top.
Place a sprig of fresh mint on the very top.