Roast on Bone

May 18, 2009

Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Cream Filling

Filed under: Cakes — by roastonbone @ 2:51 am
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My birthday cake is always chocolate. That’s just how I roll. When I was a kid, I almost always had a chocolate sheet cake with strawberry cream filling from someplace like Costco. Delicious, but of course I make my own now.

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This cake was not easy to make, but very worth it. The chocolate cake is simply Cook’s Illustrated’s Classic Chocolate Layer Cake, which won the chocolate cake taste test I did a year ago. Sometimes I wish another cake had won, as the protocol for this is quite fussy and requires several bowls. It bakes up moist and fluffy though, which I prefer over denser chocolate cakes. The frosting is also from CI, their Foolproof Chocolate Frosting that is sweet and glossy. The cream filling came from Annie’s Eats (which I love) and it was very tasty. It’s basically a white chocolate-sweetened whipped cream. I would not recommend leaving this cake at room temperature for long though; the cream has a tendency to soften. After spreading a generous amount of the cream filling on one cake round, I sliced some strawberries and laid them on top. I left the cake in the refrigerator overnight and this morning (yes, I had cake for breakfast. Don’t judge me) the strawberry flavor had penetrated deeper in the cake. My birthday’s not for a couple of days yet, so I will be thoroughly enjoying this cake until then.

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