For my husband’s birthday this year, he once again requested a chocolate cake with white frosting. If you know me, then you know if I have made this cake in the past, I need to mix things up a little so we came up with this best chocolate cake with Strawberry Filling.
I have never made a filling for a cake, outside of a frosting like this German Chocolate cake. We created a rich dark chocolate cake filled it with a homemade Strawberry filling. To achieve his wish for White Frosting, well buttercream of course.
(Disclaimer, I did try to make a cooked frosting and it did not work). Despite the mishap with the frosting, by far this was one of my favorite cakes yet. By far this was the best strawberry filling for a chocolate cake I have tried.
Dark Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Filling
I just love making a dark chocolate cake with a little coffee in the batter. Coffee really brings out the chocolate flavor and creates a dense batter. The steps are pretty simple to make this cake, just be sure to add parchment paper to your pans and spray the sides well.
While you are baking the cakes, make the strawberry filling.
How to make strawberry filling for a chocolate cake
Heck, you can make this strawberry cake filling a few days in advance. You want the strawberry filling to sit in the fridge to set up perfectly.
The recipe I used made enough strawberry filling for two 8 inch cakes, so we used the extra on some waffles. Not sure which way I enjoyed it more.
I had fresh strawberries but you can use frozen strawberries as well, just not the ones with sugar syrup. I am sure this recipe would work for raspberries or mixed berries if that suited your tastes.
Assemble the cakes by adding a nice layer of strawberry filling. Use a small layer of frosting on the bottom cake layer, just to prevent any soggy cake layers.
My husband thought I put too much as I had some challenges getting the frosting not to mix with the strawberry filling. OH well, this is what makes it homemade.
Since we did not use any frosting for the filling, this cake had a great thick layer of white buttercream frosting.
Of course, he wanted to have chocolate sprinkles, so that was the extent of the decorations for this dark chocolate cake with strawberry filling.
Slice into this decadent yet delicious dark chocolate cake for your next special occasion. Trust me this might be a keeper for your birthday too.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 768 Saturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 105mg Sodium: 364mg Carbohydrates: 114g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 93g Protein: 5g
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