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Fresh Strawberry And Chocolate Cake Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

A Beautiful fresh strawberry and chocolate cake recipe, Topped with a creamy glaze and chocolate shavings.

Ingredients

Cake
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup hot water

Filling
2 cups strawberries, sliced
2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Glaze
1 cup chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons hot brewed coffee
2 Tablespoons butter, at room temperature

Topping
1 cup strawberries
1/4 cup chocolate shavings

Directions

Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease and flour two nine inch round pans.

In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add the eggs, milk, butter and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed using an electric mixer.

Stir in the hot water just until combined.

Pour evenly into the prepared pans.

Bake 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cake tests done with a toothpick.

Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Glaze

In small bowl over hot water, melt together chocolate chips and coffee. Remove from heat and Stir butter.

To Serve, Place one cake layer on a serving plate, arrange sliced strawberries around cake and sprinkle with sugar. cover with second cake layer and pour warm chocolate glaze over top.

Finish by arranging strawberries on top and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings.

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