Everyone needs a go-to cake recipe and this one is one of our favourites.

If you like chocolate cake, this Chocolate Cake with Strawberries is for you. It has everything you could want in a chocolate cake. Plus there’s the addition of strawberries. OK so, it doesn’t make this recipe into the health food category, but still.

Making this Chocolate Cake with Strawberries is a breeze, and you can top it any way you like. We chose strawberries but you could make it any way you like too. Use blueberry or even put more chocolate on it. It’s totally up to you.

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Made from ingredients found in your cupboard

If you have well stocked cupboards of course! Theres just a little over a dozen ingredients which include the usual favourites.

Here’s the list for the general recipe:

  • 500 g butter chopped
  • 400 g dark chocolate chopped
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup plain flour sifted
  • 1 cup self-raising flour sifted
  • ¼ cup cocoa sifted
  • 1 ½ cups strawberries chopped
  • 50 g chocolate grated

Buttercream:

  • 500 g butter softened
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa sifted
  • 1 tbsp milk

Ganache:

  • 200 ml thin cream
  • 200 g dark chocolate

You’ll need a few tools:

The cake tin is quite important. Beside to use the right sized one otherwise the cake will not cook correctly. If the cake tin is too small, the cake will not cook fully in the centre before the outside is cooked. If the cake tin is too large, the cake will be too thin and cook more quickly. You experiment with different sizes, but this recipe gives a guide for 22cm.

  • 22cm springform cake tin
  • spatula
  • mixing bowl
  • wooden spoon
Someone is sizing this one up!
Chocolate Cake with Strawberries – cooking at home is fun

Thinking of Making it Yourself?

Don’t let the amount of ingredients intimidate you. First, print out the recipe and tick off all the things you already have. Then you will have a small and convenient list to take to the store. Preparation saves time. It’s difficult to resist marching ahead quickly, but getting all your ducks in order helps a lot. Even if it’s chicken you’re cooking.

Make it Now With This Simple Cooking At Home Is Fun Recipe:



Recipe Card

Chocolate Cake with Strawberries

A classic and Simple to make Chocolate Cake with Strawberries that anyone can make.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time2 hours 5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: classic, Modern
Keyword: Cake, chocolate, strawberries, strawberry
Servings: 8
Calories: 0.8kcal
Author: cooking at home is fun
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • 22cm springform cake tin
  • spatula
  • mixing bowl
  • wooden spoon

Ingredients

  • 500 g butter chopped
  • 400 g dark chocolate chopped
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup plain flour sifted
  • 1 cup self-raising flour sifted
  • ¼ cup cocoa sifted
  • 1 ½ cups strawberries chopped
  • 50 g chocolate grated

Buttercream:

  • 500 g butter softened
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa sifted
  • 1 tbsp milk

Ganache:

  • 200 ml thin cream
  • 200 g dark chocolate

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. In a saucepan, melt butter, then add chocolate, sugar and water, stirring for 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool for 10 minutes. Once cool, add eggs, sifted flours and cocoa, stir. Pour into two lined 22cm cake tins.
  • Bake for 90 minutes. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then set on a rack.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter for 5 minutes until pale and fluffy. Add icing sugar and cocoa, 1 tbsp at a time, until it’s dissolved. At the end, add the milk, beat thoroughly. Using a flat implement, cover the cake in the chocolate buttercream. It can be smooth or rustic.
  • Place cream in a small saucepan on medium heat. Once the cream is hot (just under boiling), pour it over chocolate in a bowl. Stir the chocolate until it is melted and smooth. Allow the ganache to cool for 10 minutes, then pour over the cake. Decorate the cake with strawberries and grated chocolate.
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