Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Love

Here's one from last summer....

There's really nothing fancy about the ingredients, but it's all in the way you put it together. And really, who can resist chocolate, strawberries and whipped cream??!!

Chocolate cake, baked in 2 round pans
Whipped Cream (Redi Whip)

When your cakes have cooled, top one round cake with 3/4 of the ganache and strawberries sliced thinly.
Add second cake
put the remaining 1/4 ganache in the center of the cake. Add fancy cut strawberries and Redi Whip around the edges. If you're already making the ganache with heavy whipping cream, then you could make your own whipped cream and decorate the cake using pastry bags and various decorating tips. It tastes so much better, but I just don't take the time to do so whne Redi Whip As you can see in the picture, I had issues with the strawberries staying in place, but that just goes to show the importance of picking your own berries or buying some locally rather than at the grocery store!
This cake works better with a dense chocolate cake, so I recommend using
this one, or even making it with brownies instead of cake.