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Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream and Berries

This simple chocolate cake is a favorite of Lucinda Scala Quinn's oldest son, Calder. Topped with whipped cream and sliced strawberries, it makes for an easy and delicious dessert.

  • yield: Makes 1 two-layer cake

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Ingredients

  • 2 Busy-Day Chocolate Cake, baked in 2 8-inch round cake pans
  • 2 pints heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, washed, trimmed and thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Bake cakes and cool completely.

  2. Step 2

    Whip the cream to soft peaks, add the sugar and vanilla, and whip again until just stiffened. Do not over mix!

  3. Step 3

    Slice the top off 1 cake round to make a flat surface. Spread bottom cake round with a thick layer of whipped cream. Top with a layer of half the amount of strawberries. Top with the other cake round and spread with another thick layer of whipped cream. Top with remaining strawberries.

  4. Step 4

    Slice and serve with any extra whipped cream and berries on the side.

Source
Mad Hungry, April 2011

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Reviews (2)

  • 31 May, 2013

    This looks wonderful, but I am going to try it using raspberries on top & raspberry jam or preserves in the center...

  • 11 Apr, 2013

    I love Martha cake so wonderful thank you

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