Friday, April 24, 2009

Chocolate Friday - Chocolate cake with fresh Strawberries

Ya'll. I've been waiting for this day. Seriously. This past Sunday for dessert we had chocolate cake with fresh strawberries in it. I'd had this a few years ago when we visited my mil and while we were there she bought my hubby a cake for his birthday. It was way better than my feeble attempts, but maybe one of ya'll can make a delicious chocolate cake with fresh strawberries in it.

Here's my version:

Something has happened to my round cake pans, so I had to use a 9X13. It works better if you have 2 round cakes and can put the layer of fresh strawberries in between the layers. But I digress. I gently dumped the cake onto my cutting oard and carefully cut the top half off of the cake. Then I layered on the strawberries that my 9 year old had sliced for me.

My cake top that a couple of the kids got their greedy little paws into before I could get to it. :) (Not that I blame them. Hey, I was tempted, too). Good thing it was just family over for dinner. After I cut it, I had lifted the top off with a couple of paper plates. It was the only thing I could think of so it wouldn't fall apart.

This is the cake top back on and the frosting on top. Keep in mind my husband picked up the cake mix and frosting. I asked for something really chocolate-y. He got a Devil's Food cake mix and Triple Chocolate Fudge Chip frosting. That's why it looks like the frosting is lumpy. It was really good. Really, really good. Here's one more pic from the side.

Ok, ok. One more pic. And that's all. I promise.

Ooh-ooh. I just had a thought. Next time I make this, I'm going to DIP the strawberries in Chocolate and put THEM on top. Great idea, huh?!

Ok, now wipe the drool off your chin and go visit Lisa at Stop and Smell the Chocolates. She has loads more chocolate recipes for ya'll to drool over. (You might want to find a napkin for your drool. Just sayin'). Then find your own favorite chocolate recipe and link up!

Until next time...