Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Cake

 

Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Cake - The cake is rich, moist and chocolatey, with a strawberry chocolate ganache slathered on between layers, sliced strawberries, and a white chocolate cream cheese frosting.

Recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Cake

Summary: The cake is rich, moist and chocolatey, with a strawberry chocolate ganache slathered on between layers, sliced strawberries, and a white chocolate cream cheese frosting. Oh, did I forget to mention the obvious? Chocolate dipped strawberries are the garnish and also get to be served on the side. A pretty special birthday cake…wouldn’t you say?

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c. plus 2 T. Dutch Process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c. boiling water
  • 1/2 c. canola oil
  • 4 Eggs, separated, at room temperature
  • 2 additional egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 3/4 c. cake flour
  • 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c. superfine sugar
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 2 c. sliced strawberries
  • 2 T. Framboise (strawberry liqueur)
  • Whole strawberries dipped in melted chocolate and refrigerated for garnish
  • 8 oz chocolate chips, melted
  • Chocolate Strawberry Ganache
  • From Bon Appetit June 1996
  • 1 c. whipping cream
  • 1/4 + 1/8 c. good strawberry jam
  • 8 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (good quality!), chopped
  • White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting-
  • from Southern Cakes by Nancie McDermott
  • IMPORTANT!!! Make 1.5 times this recipe if you want to frost the sides of the cake as well! Some people like the layers to show since they are so pretty but mine weren’t so pretty and more frosting would have been GRAND!
  • 6 oz white chocolate finely chopped
  • 12 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3 T. unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 t. vanilla extract
  • 3 c. confectioners sugar

Instructions

  1. To Make the Cake: Grease the bottoms of two 9×2 inch round cake pans (leave the sides uncoated and line with parchment paper for nice, flat cakes…I did NOT do that and that is why makes layers look rounded and the whole cake looks a little topsy turvy). Heat oven to 350 degrees with a rack in the bottom third of the oven.

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 10

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Recipe and Photo: Sweet and Crumby / CC BY-NC-SA

 

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