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Strawberries and Cream Chocolate Cake

Brownie-like chocolate cake topped with whipped cream and strawberries
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 369kcal
Author I Heart Eating

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups (150 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (35 g) Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (248 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (56 g) butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (105 g) buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (106 g) warm water not hot
  • 2 cups (454 g) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup (99 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces strawberries sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour an 8-inch round cake pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together the sugar, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Whisk the flour mixture into the sugar mixture along with the buttermilk and warm water.
  • Pour the batter to the prepared pan.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached, about 40 minutes.
  • Transfer to a rack to cool for 20 minutes, then loosen cake and flip out onto the rack to cool completely.
  • To put it all together, beat heavy cream to soft peak stage.
  • Add sugar and vanilla extract, and continue beating to form stiff peaks.
  • Slice cake in half horizontally.
  • Top bottom half of cake with 1/3 whipped cream. 
  • Lay a single layer of strawberries over whipped cream.
  • Replace top layer of cake, and top with remaining whipped cream and strawberries.
  • Cover, and chill any leftovers. 

Notes

*Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Vitamin C: 22.4mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.4mg