Strawberry cake with chocolate frosting

Do you like strawberries and chocolate? Combine these two ingredients in this delicious strawberry cake with chocolate frosting. It's a simple cake with excellent presentation. Bon appetit!!!

Strawberry cake with chocolate frosting on a plate

Strawberry cake with chocolate frosting on a plate

INGREDIENTS FOR STRAWBERRY CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE FROSTING

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

  • Strawberries - The main ingredient of this recipe.
  • Eggs - Makes the cake more soft and fluffy.
  • All-purpose flour - Gives consistency and is the base of the dough.
  • Granulated sugar - Sweetness and flavor.
  • Butter - Makes the cake soft and tastier.
  • Vanilla extract - Adds aroma and flavor.
  • Milk - Makes the cake soft and fluffy.
  • Baking powder - Rising agent.
  • Chocolate - Dark chocolate.
  • Powdered sugar - For garnish.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

Slice of strawberry cake with chocolate frosting on a plate

HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE FROSTING

Step 1:
For the cake: Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a round cake pan with margarine and dust with some flour.

Step 2: Wash the strawberries and remove the stem. Cut the strawberries into quarters and set aside.

Step 3: Beat the sugar, eggs and the butter until obtain a homogeneous and creamy mixture. Add the milk, vanilla extract and mix for 2 to 3 minutes until it’s nicely incorporated. Add the flour and the baking powder and beat until a creamy mixture. Finally, fold with a spatula the strawberries in the dough. Dough of strawberry cake on a large bowl

Step 4: Pour the dough into the prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes. Dough of strawberry cake on a round cake pan Strawberry cake on a round cake pan

Step 5: When the cake is cooked, turn it out onto a plate and let cool to room temperature.

Step 6:
For the frosting: In a large bowl, place the dark chocolate broken into small pieces and the hot milk. Let the chocolate soften for 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk until obtain a creamy mixture.

Step 7: Pour the chocolate cream over the cake and spread it with a spatula. Garnish with sliced strawberries, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

Strawberry cake with chocolate frosting on a plate

RECIPE TIPS

Use these two techniques to know when a cake is done:
Toothpick test: Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean with no batter sticking to it, the cake is done. If there are still some wet crumbs or batter stuck to the toothpick, leave the cake in the oven for a few more minutes.
Finger test: Gently press the center of the cake with your finger. If it springs back and doesn't leave an indentation, the cake is done. If you notice that your finger leaves indents when you press down, put the cake back in the oven for a few more minutes and check again.

Some tips to prevent the cake from sinking:
If the cake is taken out of the oven before it is fully cooked in the center, it can collapse as it cools. Use a toothpick to test whether the cake is cooked, it should come out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.
Do not open the oven door while the cake is cooking, sudden temperature changes can also affect the cake’s structure, leading to the cake sinking.
Always make sure to preheat the oven before placing the cake in the oven.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where to store this cake?

We recommend to store the cake in the fridge. If you store the cake in a serving dish, cover it with plastic wrap or with aluminium foil.
You can also cut the cake into slices and store it in a airtight cake container.

How to get cake out of pan?

Remove the cake from the oven and allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 25 to 30 minutes.
Gently run a flexible knife around the edges of the cake. Ensure you reach all sides of the pan.
Place a wire rack or a serving dish on top of the cake pan. Hold the rack and the pan firmly together and carefully invert them.
Gently tap the bottom of the pan or give it a few shakes to release the cake. Allow the cake to cool completely and serve.

RECIPE VIDEO:
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Strawberry cake with chocolate frosting

Strawberry cake with chocolate frosting on a plate

Do you like strawberries and chocolate? Combine these two ingredients in this delicious strawberry cake with chocolate frosting. It's a simple cake with excellent presentation. Bon appetit!!!

4.75 from 4 reviews


    Category:Breakfast, Cakes, Chocolate, Desserts, Recipes, Videos
    Cuisine:
    Difficulty:
    Servings: 12 slices
    Prep Time:35 m
    Cook Time:45 m
    Total Time:1:20 h

    Ingredients

      For the cake:

    • 250 grams (8 3/4 ounces) strawberries
    • 4 large eggs
    • 200 grams (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
    • 150 grams (2/3 cup) granulated sugar
    • 100 grams (1/2 cup) butter to room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 50 ml (1/4 cup) milk
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • For the frosting:

    • 200 grams (7 ounces) dark chocolate
    • 125 ml (1/2 cup) hot milk
    • 100 grams (3 1/2 ounces) sliced strawberries
    • Powdered sugar for garnish

    Directions

    1. For the cake:
      Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a round cake pan (20 x 7 centimeters (8 x 2 3/4 inches)) with margarine and dust with some flour.
    2. Wash the strawberries and remove the stem. Cut the strawberries into quarters and set aside.
    3. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the sugar, eggs and the butter until obtain a homogeneous and creamy mixture. Add the milk, vanilla extract and mix for 2 to 3 minutes until it’s nicely incorporated. Add the flour and the baking powder and beat until a creamy mixture. Finally, fold with a spatula the strawberries in the dough.
    4. Pour the dough into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes (the time depends on the oven).
    5. When the cake is cooked, turn it out onto a plate and let cool to room temperature.
    6. For the frosting:
      In a large bowl, place the dark chocolate broken into small pieces and the hot milk. Let the chocolate soften for 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk until obtain a creamy mixture.
    7. Pour the chocolate cream over the cake and spread it with a spatula. Garnish with sliced strawberries, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
    Strawberry cake with chocolate frosting
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 12 slices
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 299
    Total Fat 14 g(18%)
    Saturated Fat 8.5 g(42%)
    Cholesterol 85 mg(28%)
    Sodium 93 mg(4%)
    Total Carbohydrate 38.5 g(14%)
    Protein 6 g
     

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