Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Decadent Chocolate Strawberry Cake For Berneitta!

Last night I had the opportunity to make a cake for some good friends of mine.  They were celebrating their Grandmother's birthday.  When I asked what flavor of cake they wanted, the response that I got was, "Whatever you think would be good".   Hmmmm......Well, I think almost all cakes are good.  I decided that I could NEVER go wrong with chocolate.  And who doesn't like strawberries?  That's when I decided to make this decadent Chocolate Strawberry Cake.  It is a moist 12 inch cake, stacked 3 layers high, and  it is filled with a rich chocolate butter cream frosting.  While I was frosting the cake, and washing and slicing the strawberries,  my cute husband was melting white chocolate to do the lettering on the sides.  We actually wrote the words out, and then formed them to the 12 inch pan so that they would bend with the cake.  I think they turned out great!  I also made a delicious strawberry glaze, which I drizzled on top of the strawberries.  I will have to share the recipe with you, because it really turned out great!  This glaze would also work as a filling for inside the cake.  

Strawberry Cake Filling/ Glaze

1 small box Strawberry flavored gelatin
1/2 cup hot water
1 (20 oz.) jar Strawberry jam  (I used the seedless kind)
1 cup water
1/2 cup cornstarch

Mix the gelatin with 1/2 cup hot water.  Stir until dissolved.  Add the jam.  Stir until well blended.  Combine cornstarch and 1 cup water.  Set aside.  Heat jam mixture to boiling.  Add cornstarch mixture.  Stir over heat until thickened.  Cool and use.

You can use any flavor of gelatin and jam.  (This is what I use for my raspberry cake filling, and it is great!)

This cake turned out great, and the family loved it!  I can't wait to make another one.


Tanja said...

The letters are so beautiful! What a great idea to have them on the sides and not on top. It looks awesome.

Maria Moncur said...

I had the chance to see and eat this masterpiece. It was beautiful and soooo yummy! Wish I knew how to make cake like that.

Rob and Jill said...

Awesome! I can't believe you made those letters out of chocolate. That's amazing!

wjbowden3 said...

My Lord You have Awesome cakes , You must have been doing this for a long time, COngradulations, I have only been doing this for 2 1/2 months and only have 5 cakes i have made, whihch you can see on our blog, next cake for me is going to be fathers day cake, Ill start that tomarrow LOL, Great site, You have lots of followers, as i have only just recently started with the cake deocoraitng hobby its the same as starting our blog, Hope We can get as much followers as you , Youve done a Great Job COngrads

Cathy Pieroz said...

Wow that's impressive! I'm a bit afraid to give this one a go, I doubt it could live up to your masterpiece - Cathy Pieroz at Ray White Alexandra Hills