Strawberry Chocolate Cake is similar the best chocolate covered strawberries you�ve e'er eaten!!!
For Chocolate Cake:
- 1 loving cup sugar
- 3/4 loving cup + two tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 loving cup + two tablespoons cocoa
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 loving cup milk
- 1/4 loving cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 loving cup boiling water
For Chocolate Mousse:
- 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 12 oz. high-quality semisweet chocolate(chopped)
- 3.5 oz.white chocolate(chopped)
- 1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2/3 loving cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
- 2.5 Tablespoons cool water
- 2 quarts strawberries ( endeavor to uncovering pocket-size strawberries)
For Chocolate Ganache:
- 2/3 loving cup heavy cream
- 5.5 oz. semisweet chocolate( chopped)
For Chocolate Curls:
- 3.5 oz. semisweet baking chocolate
- 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (or vegetable oil)
NOTES: to gather the cake you�ll ask 9x3 inch springform pan.
To brand the chocolate cake :
- Preheat the oven to 350�F, grease nine inch circular baking pan as well as business the bottom alongside parchment paper. (for this pace DO NOT work springform pan because the batter is rattling runny, it mightiness leak)
- In a large bowl stir together dry out cake ingredients: sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda as well as salt.
- Add egg, milk, crude oil as well as vanilla as well as mix on medium speed for two minutes. Add � loving cup boiling H2O as well as mix until combine.
- Pour the batter inward the pan as well as bake until toothpick inserted inward middle comes out build clean (25-35 minutes). Cool 10 minutes inward the pan, than take away from pans to wire racks upside downwards (this flattens domed cakes) as well as cool completely.
To brand chocolate mousse filling:
- In a pocket-size dish soften two teaspoon unflavored gelatin inward 2.5 tablespoons cool water, ready aside.
- In a heat-proof bowl combine chopped semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate as well as butter. Melt over double boiler or microwave. Stir until smoothen as well as ready aside to cool.
- Heat softened gelatin on depression estrus as well as stir to dissolve as well as became completely gratis of lumps, ready aside to cool.
- Mix ane 3/4 cups heavy cream as well as vanilla extract until medium peaks form, gradually adding powdered sugar. Mix inward gelatin.
- Stir a few tablespoons of whipped cream into melted chocolate mixture to lighten it. Then transfer chocolate mixture into remaining whipped cream as well as gently plication inward alongside a spatula, scraping the bottom to contain the cream completely.
To gather the cake:
- Place cooled chocolate cake onto serving plate as well as ready the band from springform pan around the cake.
- Spread a sparse layer of chocolate mousse filling onto cake (about � loving cup should hold upward enough).
- Cut the stalk ends of the strawberries flat. Cut inward one-half vertically every bit many strawberries every bit needed to become around the within border of the pan, than fill upward inward the entire bottom alongside whole strawberries(if some strawberries are besides tall merely cutting off to a greater extent than when stemming them because all strawberries should hold upward most the same size).
- To spread the filling easier as well as non to disturb strawberries, transfer it into pipe pocketbook as well as fill upward inward all the gaps betwixt strawberries (be careful non to skip some gaps!). Spread the residue of the mousse on transcend of the strawberries as well as smoothen the top. Place inward the refrigerator for 4-6 hours, or overnight to set.
- When the mousse has ready brand the ganache. Simmer 2/3 loving cup heavy cream as well as pour over 5.5 oz chopped chocolate. Let it sit down for a span of minutes, thus starting fourth dimension stirring gently until all chocolate has melted as well as the ganache became smooth. Spread on transcend of the cake as well as house dorsum inward refrigerator until the ganache has set.
- Run a sparse knife around the cake as well as issue the band from springform pan.
To brand the chocolate curls:
- Melt 3.5 oz. semisweet baking chocolate alongside ane tablespoon vegetable shortening (or vegetable oil) as well as spread inward a sparse layer onto baking sheet(but non besides sparse or the curls volition breaking) Place inward the freezer for 6-8 minutes to harden. Take out the chocolate from the freezer as well as larn out on the counter for two minutes. Use a metallic spatula as well as start out to scrape along the terminate of chocolate. If the chocolate is besides difficult it volition interruption thus expect for a piece to soften at room temperature. If it�s besides soft as well as won't brand the curls house the chocolate dorsum inward the freezer.
- Gently suit the curls on transcend of the cake as well as garnish alongside strawberries.
- Store inward the fridge.