Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

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Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting🍓😍 Ingredients

Cake Ingredients:
3 C flour
3 C Sugar
1 1/2 C special dark chocolate cocoa powder
1 tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
4 large eggs
1/2 C sour cream
1 C buttermilk
1 C warm water
1/2 cup Kahlua
1/2 tsp espresso powder
1/2 C canola oil
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
Strawberry Buttercream Frosting ingredients:
2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
6 C powdered sugar
4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C finely diced strawberries
5-7 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Strawberries for topping
1 large piping bag fitted with star tip
Large ice cream scooper
Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:
1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C heavy whipping cream
1 large squeeze bottle


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray three 9 in cake pans with pam baking spray
In a small bowl, whisk together the espresso, kahlua and the warm water until combined
Using your standing mixer, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa
powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt until combined
Gradually add in the eggs, sour cream, buttermilk, espresso, oil and
vanilla extract until combined and
Divide the batter between the 3 pans
Place in the oven to bake for 25-35 minutes or until a tooth pick
comes out clean
Allow cakes to cool for 20 minutes
Frosting Directions:
Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, vanilla, powdered
sugar, diced strawberries and heavy whipping cream until combined and
creamy and stiff with peaks
Scoop 1 C of frosting into the piping bag
Directions to build the cake
Place 1 layer of cake onto the cake board
Using the ice cream scooper, scoop out 4-6 scoops of frosting and
smooth evenly on one layer of cake
Place another layer of cake on top and spread more frosting
Place the last layer on top and frost the remaining cake with remaining frosting
Chocolate ganache directions
Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until steaming
While heavy whipping cream is heating up, place chocolate chips into a
heat-proof bowl
Once the heavy whipping cream is heated, pour over the chocolate chips
Allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth
Pour ganache into the squeeze bottle
Pipe dollops of ganache over the edge of the cake
Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake
Place strawberries into the dollops of frosting
Cut and serve and enjoy