Sunday, August 5, 2012

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake


I like the classic nature of this delicious cake... you can't go wrong placing this on any table!


Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake












Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon bi-carbonate of soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • ½ cup cultured buttermilk
  • 1/3-1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 2-3 punnets of strawberries
  • 600ml of cream
  • Melted chocolate for decoration


Butter 2 round 23-25cm cake pans.

Sift together the cocoa, flour, bi-carbonate soda, salt, baking powder and sugar into a bowl.  Rub butter into mixture using fingertips.  Sprinkle in the butter milk and milk and form a dough.

Divide the dough in half.  Gently press into the baking pans.  Sprinkle one cake with sugar mixture and dash a few drops of cold water over the sugar.

Bake the cakes for 15mins in a hot oven (200 celsius).

To Assemble:
Reserve 10 strawberries and dip into melted chocolate for decoration.  Chop the remaining berries.

Whip the cream and set aside an amount for piping on top of the cake for decoration.  Fill the cake (the one without sugar coating) with cream and strawberries.  Top with sugared cake and spoon over chopped strawberries and juice.  Pipe cream around the edge of cake.  Decorate the top with fresh strawberries or  chocolate covered strawberries (or both!) and pipe in cream in between piles of berries!

Scrumptious!

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz.
Leticia

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