Of all valentine’s desserts i believe a decadent chocolate and strawberry cake shouts it better! Nothing says i love you more than a homemade dessert, it holds so much care.
This special cake is not just looking beautiful but it is delicious too. It is love at first bite!
Whether you celebrate valentines day or you don’t, you can bake this cake any day you wish to spread love and joy at home.
You will be surprised from this foolproof cake, how easy and doesn’t require baking skills at all. You will be encouraged to do it more often if you are not really a big fan of baking.
You will need:
- 1 1/2 cup flour sifted
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder sifted(of a good quality)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/2 cup chopped strawberry
Mix all dry ingredients together then add vanilla, vinegar, oil and water. Combine well before folding in the strawberries.
Grease a 9″ heart pan and bake on 180°C for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Keep aside until completely cool and meanwhile prepare the ganache to wrap it up.
- 200g chopped chocolate
- 1 cup heavy cream
Heat the cream until about to boil and dump in the chocolate. Let it rest for 5 minutes before mixing well. The silky ganache will appear gradually while mixing.
Let it rest 15 minutes in the fridge to hold itself before pouring it over the cake.
I told you it’s so easy and could be done in no time! Garnish with strawberries for the festive look. Isn’t it so beautiful?! Wait until you taste it too.
The moist texture is heavenly. It stays up to 3 days outside the fridge, and if you wish to serve it cold, keep it for up to one week in the fridge. This cake doesn’t feature eggs, milk or butter so the life duration is longer. Don’t hesitate to try it and give me your suggestions.
I wish you love 366 days a year. Isn’t 2016 a leap year? An additional day to love and be loved ;)