Oct 4, 2008

Chocolate Cake and Strawberry Sauce

This recipe is all Emma. Some of you may remember her restaurant menu, which was all chocolate. She was in charge of treats for our weekly Family Home Evening. What did she choose? Chocolate. With chocolate sauce. With strawberry sauce. That's my girl!

Since she was going to be making it with me, and since we were going to be making 3 different things, I wanted to simplify it by using a box cake mix. So, I won't be listing that recipe. I used a Devils Food Betty Crocker mix and added a small box of instand vanilla pudding mix. Other than that addition, I did everything else according to the directions and cooked it in a bundt pan("It's a bunt..." - name that movie!).

For the strawberry sauce I boiled 4 cups of strawberries and mashed them with a potato masher while they cooked. I then added 1/4 cup of sugar and pureed it in the blender.

For the chocolate sauce I used a ganache recipe from my trusty Betty Crocker cookbook, but it was much too thin. I would suggest using a chocolate glaze recipe, or letting the cake cool longer in between coats. I put a cooling rack on top of a large mixing bowl. Then I placed the completely cooled cake on top of the cooling rack and poured the chocolate ganache over it. The bowl caught the drippings and I reused them 7 times to drip over the top of the cake, each time letting it cool a bit.

My husband raved about this cake - and he doesn't do that often. We all loved it and it was gone in two days!! (One of those days I had more pieces than I'd like to admit...). Sorry that this isn't a traditional recipe, but it was really simple and Emma was ecstatic!

1 comment:

Arian said...

Ooh, that strawberry sauce looks so yummy! I want it on ice cream too. And is it sad that I totally thought about "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" before you even asked what the "bunt" quote was from?? Love the recipes. Keep 'em coming!

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