Layered Chocolate Strawberry Cake

This Layered Chocolate Strawberry Cake is a soft chocolate cake with a creamy filling topped off with toasted coconut shavings, chocolate shavings and strawberries, hmmm so good!

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Strawberry cake topped with strawberries, toasted coconut shavings and chocolate strawberries.

chocolate strawberry cake-

This chocolate strawberry cake is an amazing recipe! This particular recipe I am sharing is just taking the Chocolate and Strawberry Layered Rectangle (9×13) Cake I have posted and I creating a round cake out of it. The rectangle cake is great for when you are going to a large party and need a larger cake. However, I much prefer the way round cakes look. They are easier to assemble and decorate, or so I think. I have gotten several requests about turning that cake into a round one, so here we are.

Layered cake with chocolate cake and strawberries on a cake platter, topped with strawberries and toasted coconut.

This chocolate sponge cake is so easy to bake. I love that it’s not too sweet, yet sweet enough. The strawberry puree both soaks the sponge layers and adds tanginess to the cake. I, personally, think there is just enough cream in this cake with the indicated measurements. However, my dessert-loving hubby says there needs to be more cream. If you like a lot of cream in your cakes, do a portion and a half of the indicated amount.

Chocolate layers with a strawberry puree and toasted almonds with light easy cream. Goes great with a cup of hot tea or coffee in the evening when the children are done for the evening. Treat your Mr. to this cake and enjoy some quiet time together.

how to make strawberry cake-

  • Preheat oven to 365˚F.
  • Prepare two 9×13 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 powder, and cocoa. Set aside.
  • Turn the mixer to lowest speed and slowly add the flour. Once added, turn off the mixer and just finish mixing with a spatula, don’t overbeat or else the mixture will flatten.
  • Pour the mixture between the two pans. Bake 18-20, check center of the cake for readiness with a toothpick.

How to make chocolate sponge cake for this simple strawberry cake recipe.how to toast the almonds-

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

how to make the strawberry puree-

  • Quarter the strawberries. 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 med speed. Turn mixer to low and add the cool whip.

how to assemble layer cake. Chocolate sponge cake with strawberry puree and sweet cream.

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 a 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.
  • Take the almonds, and crush them in a Ziploc back, set aside.
  • Coat side of cake with crushed almonds.
  • Thinly slice remaining strawberries lay around the top of the cake.
  • Add chocolate shavings in the middle of the cake.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Layered chocolate strawberry cake slice with a sweet cream frosting and a strawberry puree layer.

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Layered Chocolate Strawberry Cake

Chocolate Layered Cake with Strawberries
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry cake
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 349kcal
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
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

strawberry puree-

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

cream-

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

décor-

  • chocolate shavings
  • 4 strawberries, from earlier
  • 3/4 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 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 center of cake for readiness with a toothpick.

How to toast the almonds:

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

How to make the strawberry puree:

  • Quarter the strawberries. 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 med speed. Turn mixer to low and add the cool whip.

How to assemble the strawberry 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 the it should be divided evenly between the first 3 layers.)
  • Take a 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.
  • Take the almonds, and crush them in a Ziploc back, set aside.
  • Coat side of cake with crushed almonds.
  • Thinly slice remaining strawberries, lay around top of cake.
  • Add chocolate shavings in the middle of cake.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Layered Chocolate Strawberry Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Potassium 269mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 35g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 24.2%
Calcium 9.9%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Layered Chocolate Cake with Strawberries and Cream

Valentina's Corner

Show 4 Comments
  • Dana 03/07/2017, 6:08 pm Link Reply

    Thanks, Valentina, for this recipe! I’m gonna make it for my daughter’s coming birthday. Do i need baking soda for this recipe? I saw you have baking soda in the same cake but with rectangle shape?

    • admin 03/09/2017, 10:59 am Link Reply

      Hi Dana,
      Awww, Happy birthday to your Princess!.
      We are updating our recipes a bit. Thanks for noticing, baking soda really isn’t necessary (we are updating old recipes). I hope you love the recipe :)..

  • Tzivia 03/05/2017, 11:43 pm Link Reply

    Mmmmm chocolate and strawberries what could be better this cake is a must try on my to bake list thanx lots valentinka for posting can’t wait to try darlin cheers

    • admin 03/08/2017, 1:34 pm Link Reply

      It truly is a great combination, Tzivia. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

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