Chocolate and Strawberry Surprise Cake

Chocolate and Strawberry Surprise Cake

Chocolate and Strawberry Surprise Cake

Based on a basic chocolate cake recipe, this strawberry surprise cake includes a decadent layer of whipped strawberry liquor cream,  together with fresh strawberries and chocolate graffiti… a fresh cake that goes down well in Summer

Cake Ingredients

  • 50 g butter
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 cup  plain baking flour
  • 1 teaspoon  baking powder
  • few drops vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 3/4 cup milk

Strawberry Cream Ingredients

  • 330ml of fresh cream
  • 1 tablespoon of strawberry jam (preferably home made chunky jam)
  • 2 tablespoons of strawberry liquor
  • A few drops of vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon of icing sugar

Other Ingredients

  • Half a block of milk chocolate, melted on a bain marie
  • 1 punnet of fresh strawberries

Method for the Cake

  1. Melt butter and syrup in a small saucepan (or place together in the microwave)
  2. Put melted ingredients into a bowl, add egg and sugar and beat well
  3. Sift cocoa, flour and baking powder together
  4. Fold sifted ingredients and vanilla into egg mixture
  5. Dissolve baking soda in milk
  6. Fold into egg mixture
  7. Pour mixture into two greased and lined 20 cm sponge sandwich tins
  8. Bake at 190°C for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched
  9. Leave in tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack

Method for the Cream and Chocolate Graffiti

  1. Whip the cream with the icing sugar and vanilla
  2. Once whipped, mix in the strawberry jam and liquor with a fork
  3. Drizzle the melted chocolate on baking paper to form a graffiti and place in the fridge


  1. Place the strawberry cream in the middle of the cake 
  2. Slice the second cake layer into 4 wedges, like a pizza
  3. Place the wedges on an angle into the strawberry cream
  4. Place the fresh strawberries on the top, together with chocolate graffiti et voila!




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