Monday, March 29, 2010

Chocolate Cake with Fresh Strawberries (Kaylen's Birthday Cake)

Yesterday was my daughter Kaylen's birthday and she requested this cake. It is an easy cake to make because I use a chocolate cake mix, whipping cream and fresh strawberries! Sure to be a hit! xo

1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
1/4 C Cocoa Powder
3 Eggs
1/3 C Oil
1 1/3 C Water

1 Quart Whipping Cream
1 t Vanilla
3/4 C Sugar
2 Lb Fresh Strawberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together cake mix, cocoa powder, eggs, oil, & water. Divide between 2 - 8 inch cake pans that have been sprayed with Pam and lined with parchment. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
Meanwhile wash and dry strawberries. Whip cream with vanilla and sugar until it forms stiff peaks. Refrigerate until use.

Assembly:

Place one layer of cake on your cake plate. Spread 1 C whipped cream on layer, place sliced strawberries on whipped cream covering surface of the layer. Top with 1 C whipped cream. Place second layer on top. Frost entire cake with remaining whipped cream. Garnish with halved strawberries around base and butterflied strawberries on top.

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