Chocolate Strawberry Cake

Updated: Mar 3

Let's be honest, there are not many people in this world who don't like strawberries but do you know anyone who doesn't like chocolate covered strawberries? I can not think of anyone. They are the best treat if made with a good quality chocolate and nice red and juicy strawberries. This chocolate cake is filled with fresh strawberries and the best strawberry frosting. The best of all: It is topped with the delicious chocolate covered strawberries.

Chocolate + Strawberry = LOVE Wouldn't you agree?

Read here why this chocolate cake recipe is the best in my opinion!

How to make chocolate covered strawberries?

Read here all my tips on how to make chocolate covered strawberries that taste delicious and keep fresh for days!

Strawberry buttercream - flavorful?

Is it not amazing how much flavor and color freeze dried strawberries add to a frosting without changing its constancy? If you are like me and you cannot have too much flavor feel free to add strawberry extract to your frosting or make a cream cheese frosting with adding 8 oz of cream cheese to your buttercream. If you feel fancy you can spread some quality strawberry jam on the cake layers before adding the frosting (just the cake layers that are getting filled, not the top one).

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake

Ingredients for 4 6-inch cake layers

Chocolate cake:

2 1/4 cups (450 g) sugar

3 cups, 2 tbsp (330 g) flour

1 cup 2 tbsp (110 g) cocoa powder

2 tsp baking powder

2 1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp salt

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups (375 ml) butter milk

3/4 cup (185 ml) vegetable oil

3 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 cup (375 ml) coffee, hot

Strawberry buttercream:

9 large egg whites

2 1/4 cups (450 g) sugar

2 cups (454 g) butter, softened

3 tsp vanilla extract

6 cups (60 g) freeze dried strawberries, powdered

For the drip:

1/4 cup (75 ml) heavy cream

3 oz (100 g) dark chocolate

Chocolate covered strawberries:

10 medium sized strawberries

5 oz (150 g) quality milk chocolate

2 oz (60 g) dark chocolate or white chocolate (for the drizzle)