Strawberry Chocolate Cake is like the best chocolate covered strawberries you’ve ever eaten!!! Moist chocolate cake topped with fresh strawberries, rich chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache and chocolate curls on top. This is serious chocolate fix, plus the cake looks pretty darn impressive! But I’ll tell you a secret, this show-off cake is quite simple to make!
Yes, this cake looks really time-consuming, considering the list of instructions in the recipe, but don’t let that intimidate you. It’s long list of steps but every step is really simple.
The cake base is my favorite go-to chocolate cake recipe. It’s one bowl recipe! You can make it a day ahead, wrap and set in the fridge and make the mousse next day.
Chocolate mousse is also very simple, just the combination of butter, white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate melted together and mixed with heavy cream and sugar. I used combo of white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate to make it sweeter and lees chocolatey, considering rich cake base and chocolate ganache on top. I also added a little gelatin just to make sure the filling holds together and cut the slices easily.
You don’t need that much active time for this Strawberry Chocolate Cake but the filling has to be in the fridge for a few hours or overnight to set, so you have to plan this cake a few days before it’s meant to be served. But every effort is totally worth it!!!
This delicious and really serious looking cake is something you have to try while the fresh strawberries are in season. And what would match better with strawberries than chocolate?! These two are meant to be together! You could enjoy in fresh, juicy strawberries and get serious chocolate therapy with just a single slice of this cake.
After all, Strawberry Chocolate Cake tastes really awesome. Sweet strawberries perfectly balanced rich chocolate flavor in the cake base, filling, ganache and curls decoration. Yes it sound like too much chocolate, but if you are a true chocoholic, I’m sure you’ll love it.
This is also one really show-off cake. If you have to make pretty looking dessert for some special occasion, like someone’s birthday (like I did this time)this cake will make a really big impression beyond question.