Wilton Naked Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Naked Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake

Layers and layers of yum!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time needed neither to cool cake nor the ganache, nor for gelatin to be spreadable.
  • 2
    For whipped cream, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over cold water. Let stand until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Heat in microwave 10-15 seconds; stir until dissolved and liquid; repeat if needed. In large bowl, whip cream and confectioners’ sugar to soft peaks. Add dissolved gelatin and strawberry puree; whip until well combined. Refrigerate 2-3 hours, or until gelatin has set and cream is spreadable.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare pans with cooking spray.
  • 4
    In large bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating until just combined. Divide evenly into prepared pans.
  • 5
    Bake 18-21 minutes, rotating pans half way between baking. Cakes are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes on cooling grid; remove from pans and cool completely.
  • 6
    For ganache, heat cream until steaming. Add chocolate and let sit until softened. Stir until combined. Cool to room temperature.
  • 7
    To assemble, cut the crowns off of each cake layer. Place first layer on cake board or serving plate. Spread a thin layer of ganache to edges of cake. Cover with a thicker layer of strawberry whipped cream. Add a single layer of sliced strawberries, pressing gently into whipped cream. Repeat with remaining cake layers. Garnish top with additional whole strawberries.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Easy Layers Cake Pan Set 104816364
  • 2 teaspoons Unflavored Gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons Cold Water
  • Heavy Whipping Cream (1-1/2 cups for the Cake and 1/3 cup for the Chocolate Ganache)
  • 3 tablespoons Confectioners Sugar
  • Strawberries (1-1/2 cups pureed and strained for the Cake and 1-1/2 cups sliced for the Ganache and Garnish)
  • 1-3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder (sifted)
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 stick Softened Butter
  • 1-1/4 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • Wilton Pure Vanilla Extract 4 oz. 104104984 (1 teaspoon)
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 4 oz. Chopped Milk Chocolate