Make a Beautiful Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake! #VDaySweets
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Make this beautiful Chocolate covered strawberry cake! The perfect dessert for Valentine's day!
  • Cake:
  • 1 white box cake mix
  • 1 package strawberry gelatin (3 oz)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup strawberry puree
  • Buttercream:
  • 3 sticks of room temperature butter
  • 5 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Puree:
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • Ganache:
  • ½ cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  1. Make the strawberry puree mixture by combining all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat at a medium heat. Bring to a boil for one minute then remove from heat. Pour into a food processor and blend until there are no large chunks. Set aside to cool
  2. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. Make the cake by combining all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer. Add in the wet ingredients and puree and mix until well combined and smooth.
  4. Prepare 3 6” cake pans with nonstick spray and distribute the batter evenly between the three pans.
  5. Bake at 325 for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cakes to cool.
  7. Prepare your buttercream by creaming your butter with a paddle attachment until soft and fluffy. Add in the powdered sufar one cup at a time until combined. Add in the heavy whipping cream and vanilla and mix for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Once cakes are cooled. Level cakes with a serrated knife or cake leveler. (not required but it will give a better appearance)
  9. Place one layer of cake on a cake board or plate and top with a generous amount of buttercream and even.
  10. Continue with the other two layers.
  11. Continue adding the buttercream around the outside of the cake and smooth.
  12. Prepare the ganache by adding the chocolate and whipping cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 second increments until melted. Make sure there are no lumps remaining in the chocolate. Let cool for about 3 or 4 minutes and then drip over the top of the cake using a small spoon.
  13. Dip some fresh strawberries in the chocolate and add on top as a garnish,
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