Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dark Chocolate Cake w/Whipped Cream & Berries

This was soooooo yummy, looked so FANCY, and was pretty simple.

1 box mix cake (dark chocolate)& egg, oil & water per instructions
chocolate chips
whipping cream (I used two of the small cartons, but had some leftover)
powdered sugar
strawberries (stems removed and sliced)
chocolate syrup

Prepare batter as directed. Add a handful of chocolate chips to batter. Bake in two 8 or 9 inch rounds as directed. (I sprinkled a few more chips on top before baking)
*tip: for BEAUTIFUL, non-sticking bottoms, trace your pans on parchment/wax paper and line your pans. When you invert/cool, the paper will just peel right off leaving you with such a nice surface to frost.

Let cool completely.

I suggest waiting until the last minute possible to frost with whipping cream so that your cream is fresh/fluffy. Prepare whipping cream, adding powdered sugar to sweeten. (*tip: put metal bowl/beaters in freezer prior to beating. The chilled beaters/bowl make for wonderful whipped cream)

Spread a layer of whipping cream on your first cake top, add strawberries. Top with second cake. Spread whipping cream on top layer. Add strawberries. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and drizzle with syrup. So delicious. Everyone had seconds (and some had thirds...) I think I would LOVE this cake with raspberries.

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