It has fresh fruit. Therefore, it is not bad for you.
Okay. Maybe not. Still. It’s really fun for a special celebration. We enjoyed it as a Valentine’s treat. It takes a little more time to make, but it’s not hard and the results are so pretty!
The recipe starts with a boxed cake mix, but you definitely could make your own from scratch cake for the layers instead. This chocolate frosting is so good. Not too sweet and it tastes like French silk pie!! :)
1 chocolate cake mix
1 package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
Dump it all in a bowl and mix on low for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl and beat for 2 additional minutes. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9” cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees 28-32 minutes or until cakes test done with a toothpick. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
5 to 5-1/3 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup half and half, cream or milk
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Sift the sugar and cocoa together to remove any lumps. Cream butter. Blend in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with the cream. Beat well; until desired texture is achieved.
1 pound fresh strawberries
Wash, hull and core. Place with points up onto paper towels and allow to air dry.
2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate or 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Melt until smooth.
Frost the cooled cake layers with chocolate buttercream.