Chocolate Cake Recipe with Strawberries

This Chocolate Cake Recipe is a simple chocolate sponge cake with layers of strawberry puree, sweet cream, and a toasted almond coating.

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Chocolate cake recipe on a cake platter topped with almonds, chocolate and strawberries.

How about a Chocolate Cake Layered Cake with Strawberries? I think so!. I love how simple it is to make the sponge (biskvit) chocolate layers. They are so soft, yet have so much flavor. The strawberry puree with the cream is such a great addition to take cake. Oh how my hubby loves the toasted almond coating the sides and top. It’s a simple, yet beautiful cake.

how to make chocolate cake recipe with strawberries-

  • prepare the sponge cake– Preheat oven to 365˚F. Prepare two 9″x13″ baking pan by covering pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine eggs with sugar and beat for about 20 minutes on high.
  • Meanwhile, combine flour, baking powder, and cocoa. Set aside.
  • Add in the flour mixture and with a spatula fold in, do not over beat.
  • Divide the batter into the pans and bake for 18-20 minutes.

How to make chocolate cake batter for this simple chocolate cake recipe with strawberries.

  • toast the almonds– Spread sliced almond evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 365˚F for about 5 minutes or until golden. Set aside to cool.
  • prepare strawberry puree– Quarter the strawberries and blend with the heavy whipping cream and sugar until all strawberries are in small pieces but not completely pureed.
  • prepare the cream– Beat cream cheese until creamy. Add in the powdered sugar, condensed milk, and butter. Add in cool whip and combine in low speed.

How to prepare the strawberry puree and sweet cream for this moist chocolate cake recipe.

  • assemble the cake- once the cake layers are cooled, cut in half. Take the first layer and cover with strawberry puree. (You will not add the puree to the top layer)
  • Add cream on top of the strawberry puree.
  • Do this to all four layers. Cover top and sides with cream.

How to assemble the best chocolate cake recipe with almonds and strawberries.

  • Use a little more than half of the almonds and cover the sides of the cake. Take the rest of the almonds put them in a Ziploc bag and gently crush them, set aside.
  • Top with chocolate shavings and leftover strawberries.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

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Chocolate Cake Recipe with Strawberries

Soft chocolate cake layered with a strawberry and cream puree topped off with almonds, chocolate and strawberries. 
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: chocolate cake recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 456
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

cake-

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup cocoa powder

strawberry puree-

  • 16 oz strawberries, minus 4
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream

cream-

  • 1 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 (8 oz) cool whip, thawed

décor:

  • chocolate
  • Strawberries( 4 from pack above)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

How to bake Chocolate Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 365˚F.
  • Prepare two 9x13 size pans. Cover pans with parchment paper, butter pans and dust with flour. Set aside.
  • Combine eggs and sugar and beat for about 20 minutes on high.
  • Meanwhile, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa. Set aside.
  • Turn the mixer to lowest speed and slowly add the flour. Once added, turn of mixer and just finish mixing with spatula, don't over beat or else the mixture will flatten.
  • Pour the mixture between the two pans. Bake 18-20, check the center of the cake for readiness with a toothpick.

How to toast the almonds:

  • Take the sliced almonds, and spread them evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in a 365˚F preheated the oven for about 5 minutes or until golden in color. Set aside to cool.

How to make the Strawberry puree:

  • Quarter the strawberries and blend with the heavy whipping cream and sugar until all strawberries are in small pieces but not completely pureed. Set aside.

How to make the Cream:

  • Beat cream cheese; add powdered sugar, condensed milk and butter, beat until smooth at medium speed. Turn mixer to low and add the cool whip.

How to assemble the cake:

  • Once layers are cooled, cut in half. Take the first layer and set onto your platter. Completely cover the layer with the strawberry puree. (The puree will not be added to the top layer, therefore, it should be divided evenly between the first 3 layers.)
  • Take the second layer and before adding it to the first layer cover it with cream.
  • Gently take the layer and flip it over as you are putting it onto the first layer, the puree will meet with the cream.
  • Do this to all four layers. Cover top and sides with cream.
  • Use a little more than half of the almonds and cover the sides of the cake. Take the rest of the almonds put them in a Ziploc bag and gently crush them, set aside.
  • Take a chunk of chocolate and with a vegetable peeler make shavings.
  • Take the shavings and spread it around the edges of the top of the cake.
  • Take the leftover strawberries and slice them into thin slices. Lay them atop the chocolate and overlapping go around the whole cake.
  • In the middle of the cake, add the crushed almonds.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cake Recipe with Strawberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 456 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 152mg51%
Sodium 163mg7%
Potassium 349mg10%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 22.5mg27%
Calcium 132mg13%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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