Strawberries & Cream Chocolate Cake

Hi everyone– Happy to say the strawberry stands around here have opened up for the season!  I don’t know about you, but when the strawberries appear, it seems like spring is here.  So we’re putting them to good use with this creamy strawberry filled triple fudgy  chocolate cake.

STRAWBERRIES & CREAM CHOCOLATE CAKE

Cake:
1 chocolate cake mix*
water
canola oil
3 eggs
1 cup mini chocolate chips**
1 cup hot fudge sauce

Topping:
2 cups strawberries, cut to small bits
1 pint heavy whipping cream (2 cups)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
1 big pretty strawberry for garnish

Using an electric mixer, make the cake according to the directions on the box.  (Mine used 1  1/4 cups water, 1/2 oil and 3 eggs.)  Stir in the cup of mini chocolate chips.  (Save the hot fudge for later)

Spoon the batter into a 9″x 13″ baking dish*** that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  And bake the cake about 25 minutes until it is firm to the touch on top.

Poke holes into the top of the warm cake and drizzle in the cup of hot fudge to fill the holes and coat the top of the cake.  (You may need to warm the fudge sauce 30 seconds in the microwave to make it pourable).

Let the cake cool completely before adding the topping!!

Remove the leaves and cut the strawberries to small bits and set aside.  With an electric mixer beat the cream, pudding mix and powdered sugar until it is thick and set (the whisk attachment works best for this).  Stir in the strawberry bits and spoon the cream onto the top of the cooled cake.  Garnish with a single pretty sliced strawberry.

You can serve it right away, but if it sits in the fridge for an hour or two the topping will set up more firmly. Enjoy!!

*I like Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate cake mix
**Mini chocolate chips are best because they don’t sink to the bottom, like the regular size ones.
***In place of a 9″x 13″ baking dish, I used an 11″ springform pan.  If you don’t have one of those on hand and want round cakes– put the batter in two 9″ cake pans.

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33 thoughts on “Strawberries & Cream Chocolate Cake

  1. Strawberry time already? I am so jealous there are months to go until the first English strawberries are ready here in the UK and peak time isn’t until Wimbledon in late June. So I am looking enviously at your cake and will pin the recipe so I can try it later in the year! Thank you for such a lovely looking recipe – it’s a lovely reminder of warmer weather to come. You are such a brilliant baker Rhonda

    • Hi Lisa! Don’t you love it when the strawberries show up?? Do you plant any in your garden?? When can you start getting it all started? Do you do flowers or veggies or fruit?? Hope you blog about it! xox

  2. Wow, you could compile an awesome cookbook with all these great recipes! I hope you and Larry had a nice weekend with family! Did you stay warm? I’m finally feeling better…went to the drs finally and I had a sinus infection. It took 4 days on meds to feel back to myself. It’s been a rough six weeks but I’m through it! Blessings to you, friend😉🙏💜

  3. Oh my God. Rhonda, this looks delicious! Thank you for this fun and tasty recipe (and photo 🙂 ). Hope you are doing well and enjoy it. Thanks also for all your caring to me. I really appreciate it and YOU! Hugs to you Rhonda and best blessings to your family. Debbie

    • Hi Marcia– Wonder what comes in first in your spring produce?? I’m in Wisconsin with our kids and saw some tulips just peeking up from the soil today– spring coming!! (but still so cold for a wimpy California girl). take care Marcia. xox

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