Felt like having chocolate cake and noticed that my strawberries are not looking fresh anymore. So, I decided to make strawberries chocolate cake. I am sure everyone does crave for chocolate at times. It’s not a sin to eat chocolate but in moderations.
Today, I am learning to make frosting. I never really like frosting cake. I prefer fruits cake, just plain cake with yoghurt, Thickened and sour cream or double cream and add berries in. Got to be courage to try frosting after all I am making chocolate and got to have chocolate frosting.
I know it’s not presentable but it’s sure is delicious, moist and indeed satisfied my craving for chocolate. Let bake!!!!!
12 strawberries, washed and dried, to decorate with chocolate sauce
2 c castor sugar (300 g)
1 3/4 c plain flour
3/4 c cocoa powder
2 Tsp bicarb soda
1 Tsp salt
300 g sour cream
1 c strong black coffee
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 Tsp vanilla essence
1 Tsp baking powder
250 ml thickened cream
250 g dark chocolate (70%), broken into pieces
In a bowl combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt on low until thoroughly combined. Add eggs, butter milk, coffee, oil and vanilla essence. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, batter will be thin. Pour batter evenly onto prepared tin. Bake at 180 degree C for 60 -80 minutes until skewer comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes before removing from tin. Let cool completely on wire rack, then frosting as desired.
Heat cream in saucepan until almost come to the boil. Take off heat and add chocolate. Stir until completely melted, cool until spreadable. Spread on to the cake. Then dip the strawberries into the frosting sauce and decorate the cake. Set in fridge to harden the frosting for 20 – 30 minutes. Serve with ice cream or on its own.
Note: I use a bit less sugar about 300. You can make chocolate ganache.