Strawberry Chocolate Cake

The strawberry season is almost over. At least here in the north of Germany. For that reason I wanted to make use of all the strawberries I could find. And baked this strawberry chocolate cake. It is so good. It has a chocolate cake as base, with a generous cream cheese and whipping cream filling with chunks of chocolate mixed in, lots of fresh strawberries and some more cocoa thrown in, just for good measure. If you are into chocolate (who isn’t?) and if you like fresh berries the same way I do, this one is for you.

I actually don’t have that much to add other than inviting you to watch out for the latest strawberries and get your mixer going!

Credit: Knusperstübchen (in German)

Strawberry Chocolate Cake

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Serves: One 26 cm ∅ springform Cooking Time: 45min preparation + 35min baking time

Ingredients

  • Chocolate cake
  • 120 grams of butter (Butter)
  • 50 grams of semi-sweet chocolate (Zartbitterschokolade)
  • 100 milliliters of buttermilk (Buttermilch)
  • 40 grams of unsweetened cocoa (Backkakao)
  • 120 grams of icing sugar (Puderzucker)
  • 2 eggs (Eier)
  • 120 grams of heavy cream (Schlagsahne)
  • 200 grams of all-purpose flour (Mehl, Type 405)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda (Natron)
  • pinch of salt (Prise Salz)

  • Filling
  • 500 grams of fresh strawberries (frische Erdbeeren)
  • 1 package strawberry jello (roter Tortenguss)
  • 200 grams of cream cheese (Frischkäse)
  • 250 grams of heavy cream (Schlagsahne)
  • 30 grams of unsweetened cocoa (Backkakao)
  • 50 grams of icing sugar (Puderzucker)
  • 100 grams of chocolate chunks (Schokoraspeln)
  • Fresh strawberries and mint leaves for garnish (Erdbeeren und Mintblätter)

Instructions

1

To make the chocolate cake, preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and butter a springform.

2

Then melt the butter in a medium-size pot on the stove. Turn off stove.

3

Add the chocolate in small chunks and stir until chocolate is melted.

4

Add the buttermilk, cocoa and icing sugar. Set aside.

5

In a large bowl cream the eggs for a few minutes. Add heavy cream and chocolate mix.

6

Add flour, baking soda and pinch of salt and cream until incorperated.

7

Pour into a buttered springform and bake for about 35 minutes.

8

Meanwhile start preparing the filling by slicing the strawberries in half for the filling and take off the green part.

9

Then cream the cream cheese in a small bowl.

10

Beat the whipping cream with the cocoa and icing sugar. Slowly add the cream cheese and cream both for a little.

11

Pour in the chocolate chunks, stir on low speed for a little and keep in fridge until ready for use.

12

Once the cake is cooled off, slice in half and put springform around the first layer again. Place the sliced strawberries around the rim facing outwards. Put the rest to cover the center, sliced side facing downwards.

13

Heat up jello and pour over mix. Let cool in freezer or fridge for a little before pouring the whipping cream mix on top.

14

Put the second layer on top and put in the fridge for at least one hour or over night.

15

Shortly before serving take springform off gently and garnish with some more fresh strawberries and mint leaves.

Notes

This cake keeps for a few days if covered tightly in the fridge.

So how are you going to use the last strawberries of the season?

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Lathiya
    30/06/2017 at 9:32 PM

    Cake looks amazing

    • Reply
      Jenny
      30/06/2017 at 9:59 PM

      Thanks!

  • Reply
    Ann
    30/06/2017 at 9:33 PM

    Yum! Yum! What’s not to like about chocolate and strawberries? Plus, you have that nice filling in there! Gotta love it! #FiestaFriday

    • Reply
      Jenny
      30/06/2017 at 10:01 PM

      I agree 😊

  • Reply
    Emily
    01/07/2017 at 2:46 AM

    Looks amazing!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      01/07/2017 at 7:54 AM

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook
    02/07/2017 at 8:08 AM

    I love the amount of filling in this cake! 😀 I am sure this tastes fab! Thanks for sharing, Jenny!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      02/07/2017 at 8:11 AM

      I do admit, I love cakes with a lot of filling 🙂

  • Reply
    Ai @Ai made it for you
    04/07/2017 at 1:28 PM

    Yum! Chocolate cake is my favorite and yours looks delicious! Happy Fiesta Friday!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      04/07/2017 at 4:27 PM

      Thanks, it was delicious!

  • Reply
    Ana
    04/07/2017 at 8:16 PM

    This looks delicious!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      04/07/2017 at 8:23 PM

      Thanks, it was!

  • Reply
    kimberly
    04/07/2017 at 8:32 PM

    Wow this looks amazing! I’ll definitely be trying out this recipe! Thanks for sharing <3

    Kimberly
    http://www.brunchandgloss.com

    • Reply
      Jenny
      04/07/2017 at 8:41 PM

      Let me know if you do!

  • Reply
    Gina Marie | The Professional Woman Blog
    04/07/2017 at 9:54 PM

    Strawberry and chocolate. Can’t go wrong. This looks yummy 😋

    • Reply
      Jenny
      04/07/2017 at 10:24 PM

      I agree!

  • Reply
    Brenda Mueller
    04/07/2017 at 11:46 PM

    Ah, chocolate and strawberry the perfect combination. Your cake is beautiful and I love your cake stand.

    • Reply
      Jenny
      05/07/2017 at 6:55 AM

      Thanks!

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