Chocolate cake with strawberry cream

2014-07-08
  • Servings : 14 slices
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 50m
  • Ready In : 1:20 h
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Going to have a party and want to prepare a fresh cake with an excellent presentation? We suggest this chocolate cake with strawberry cream, everyone will love this delicious mixture of flavors…

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Ingredients

  • For the cake:
  • 200 grams / (7 ounces) dark chocolate
  • 100 grams / (3 1/2 ounces) margarine
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon liquid caramel
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) sugar
  • 100 ml / (6 3/4 tablespoons) milk
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • For the cream:
  • 200 grams / (7 ounces) strawberries
  • 200 ml / (3/4 cup and 1 1/2 tablespoons) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Directions

    Step 1


    1. For the cake:
    2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a round cake pan (22 x 10 centimeters / (8 2/3 x 4 inches)) with margarine and dust with some flour.

    Step 2


    1. Put the chocolate broken into pieces and the margarine in a bowl. Melt in the microwave. Remove from microwave and stir with a fork until a creamy mixture.

    Step 3


    1. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the eggs, the sugar and the lemon zest until obtain a homogeneous mixture. Add the chocolate, milk, the liquid caramel and mix for 3 to 4 minutes until it’s nicely incorporated. Reduce the mixer speed to low and beat the flour mixed with the baking powder until a homogeneous and creamy mixture.Chocolate cake with strawberry cream | Food From Portugal

    Step 4


    1. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes (the time depends on the oven).

    Step 5


    1. Remove the cake from oven, unmold onto a plate and let cool to room temperature.

    Step 6


    1. For the cream:
    2. Remove the stem from the strawberries and wash them. Put the strawberries cut into pieces in a blender and blend on high until smooth.

    Step 7


    1. In a bowl, whip the cream with the powdered sugar and the vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.Chocolate cake with strawberry cream | Food From Portugal Pour the strawberry creamChocolate cake with strawberry cream | Food From Portugal and fold gently with a spatula.Chocolate cake with strawberry cream | Food From Portugal

    Step 8


    1. Slice the cake in half with a knife and fill with half of the cream.Chocolate cake with strawberry cream | Food From Portugal Cover with the top slice of the cake, spread the top of the cake with the remaining cream and garnish with strawberries.

    Step 9


    1. Refrigerate the cake for approximately 1 hour and serve.
    2. Note: The cake should be consumed on the same day or in two days at the most.

Chocolate cake with strawberry cream | Food From Portugal

Nutrition facts per serving (14 slices):

Calories: 296
 
Total Fat: 17.5 g(27%)

 
Saturated Fat: 8 g(40%)
 
Cholesterol: 94 mg(31%)
 
Sodium: 115 mg(5%)
 
Total Carbohydrate: 30 g(10%)
 
Protein: 5.5 g
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