Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake



My 2-year-old niece, Kadence, squealed with delight when she saw her mommy's strawberry-topped birthday cake, then pointed at the chocolate drizzles and asked, "Tangles?" This is definitely a chocolate cake worth getting wrapped up in: chocolate buttercream icing is topped with fresh, hulled strawberries. Overnight in the refrigerator, the strawberry juices seep into the cake and make it so moist! And drizzles of dark and white chocolate just take it over the top. I made similar cupcakes for my sister-in-law Shana when Kadence was born, so it seemed fitting to make this cake now with the Birthday Mommy expecting her second baby girl in just a few weeks. Pregnant women and new mommies both deserve a little royal treatment, don't you think? 
 
I hope you enjoyed a blessed holiday weekend!

11 comments:

once in a blue moon said...

oolala i adore food like this 24/7!

Tina Foster said...

YUM! Wouldn't this be grand to set before the family when they return from camp this week? Thanks for the beautiful picture. Have a wonderful week.

Kristen said...

Oh, wow, it's beautiful! I've never made chocolate buttercream, but it sounds like a fabulous idea. =)

mgster said...

whoa...you are really good with that frosting bag! Nice work and I want a piece...right now!!! :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh this cake looks awesome!!

Jennifer Driver said...

It was wonderful! I wish I could have had the whole cake to myself! :)

Hannah said...

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Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

Just a standard chocolate cake? This is absolutely fabulous!!!

Val said...

Gorgeous. :)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

my oh my! A veritable chocolate masterpiece! I am sure it is as delicious as it looks! And "Tangled" is such a cute expression that your niece used to describe the drizzles.

Blessings & Aloha!
...catching up on some blog reading and visiting....last week was busy, so didnt even manage to get my "one post a week" post up last week. ...Happy to be here!

Terri Sue said...

it looks so fantastic. i want a recipe for the entire cake!

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