Monday, April 7, 2008

Strawberry Chocolate Cake

Posted by Quinn at Monday, April 07, 2008

Anything goes well with chocolates really. After banana, strawberry is the next closest thing that goes well with gooeey chocolate. I obviously did not do a good job in making the chocolate sponge cake because it definitely does not look spongy and fluffy. Also, my stupid fridge somehow freeze it a little. It's now chewy and fudge-like but nevertheless, it still taste good! Anything chocolate is good! Note that this recipe calls for a large amount of chocolate so be prepared to stock it up. I happened to have abundance of it you see.

Recipe Ingredients:

For the chocolate cake:

Portion A
4 large eggs at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar

Portion B
1 cup + 1 tbsp plain flour
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
Pinch of salt

For the filling:

Portion C
150g strawberry dark chocolate (normal chocolates will be sufficient but i happened to have strawberry flavoured one, :) )
150ml heavy cream

300g fresh strawberries, diced

For the topping:

Portion D
250g chocolates(I used half milk and half dark chocolates)
250ml heavy cream (to me, any cream is the same, just don't use those lactose-free or low-fat cream)

For the chocolate cake:

1) Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease well and line the bottom of an 8'' round pan.
2) Whisk Portion A until mixture becomes thick. Fold in Portion B in 3 parts.
3) Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes.
4) Cool 10mins in pan before inverting out to cool on wire rack.
5) When cooled, slice the cake into 2 slices.

For the filling:

6) Melt Portion C ala Bain-Marie.
7) Spread it on one layer of the cake and distribute the diced strawberries on it.
8) Top up with the other layer of cake. Use any excess Portion C to seal in the cake crumbs.
9) Refrigerate for 30mins.

For the Topping:

10) Melt Portion D ala Bain-Marie and pour it all over the cake making sure it covers all.
11) Chill well before serving.

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