Jun 15, 2012

Chocolate Strawberry Cake


This was a surprise cake prepared for my bro-in-law's wedding anniversary :) I was confused with many options but finally ended up in preparing the strawberry cake, as I always wanted to try out & ofcourse strawberries makes the occasion more romantic!!! This is a vegan recipe but beware of the chocolate frosting, chocolate strawberries and the cookies used for decoration, it is not vegan ;) Cake was a bit too sweet with all the frosting but it turned out to be delicious. Hope you will also love it. Give it a try!!

Ingredients for the cake
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 lb organic Strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Egg re-placer for 4 eggs
 Directions:
  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
  2. Puree and strain the strawberries. Keep aside.
  3. Take the flour and sugar in a bowl. Add vegetable oil and mix well.
  4. Mix the pureed strawberries & combine thoroughly.
  5. Add egg re-placer and vanilla essence. Mix everything well and pour in 2 cake pans.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 min. Insert a toothpick/skewer and check whether it comes out clean else you have to bake for some more time. 
  7. Allow it to cool, prepare the frosting & start decorating!
Ingredients for the frosting and decoration
  • 3 cups powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance buttery spread
  • 1/4 cup Soy milk 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 12 oz Semi-sweet chocolate baking chips
  • Chocolate sprinkler
  • Cookies
Directions:
  1. Whisk butter and powdered sugar. Then add Soy-milk and vanilla extract.
  2. Whisk until the frosting is smooth and fluffy. Spread in-between the 2 cakes.
  3. Use melted semi-sweet chocolate baking chips for  frosting  the sides.
  4. Decorate with chocolate strawberries, chocolate sprinkler and cookies!




35 comments:

Recipe world said...

Wow, perfect cake for the celebration! Wonderful presentation dear..

Cheers!
Vani

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simple baking said...

Beautiful presentation. Love he chocolate dipped strawberries on the top. Very inviting :D.

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Looks yum
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simran said...

where had you dissapeared?good to see you back!....nice cake..the chocolate dipped strawberries are literally the icing on the cake!

Vimitha Anand said...

Thats a very perfect cake for celebration. Looks gorgeous...

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Wow! What a lovely cake & love how you've presented it! So tempting with those chocolate dipped strawberries! Awesome! Have a wonderful weekend, Teena Mary! :)

PT said...

excellent pictures.. love at first sight cake :)

radha said...

It just looks great. I think one could overlook the extra sweetness for something that looks so delicious. And I am sure the b-i-l you made it for, would have appreciated the effort.

Spice up the Curry said...

beautiful presentation. looks very good

Reshmi said...

a lovely treat Teena... it looks awesome

Giancarlo said...

Un felice fine settimana a Te...ciao

Suja Manoj said...

Great treat,looks gorgeous.

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Wow Teena, this looks absolutely fantastic - super liking the decoration & am sure its heavenly delicious!!
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Priya said...

Looks marvellous,irresistible and yummy..

Roshni said...

wow teena. it looks like it is professionally made

Gayathri NG said...

Looks so proefessional bake cake, beautifully decorates simply irresisitble cake...

ramya anand said...

Looks decadent..

Katerina said...

This looks such a perfectly made cake for the occasion!

Julie said...

Adipoli surprise,The cake might have made their day..absolutely delicious & perfectly baked,Teena!!
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Ez Cookbook said...

beautiful awesome cake and following you...

Sadaf Afshan said...

Lovely cake

Hema said...

Beautiful cake and vegan too..

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Gorgeous cake, strawberries r perfect for occassion. Well baked n arranged Teena :)

Ash said...

oh wow! oh wow :P drool

Nanspai said...

wow...tThat looks fab! :)

Heidi said...

It looks so yummy. Great pic and thanks for the recipe!

Kavi said...

Wow Teena!! This is such a beautiful creation! I could just bite the computer screen off! :D

Sobha Shyam said...

I guess u are not blogging these days rt...anyways, cake looks awesome and beautiful clicks :) Thanks a lot for all the sweet comments at my space Teena :)

Lizzy said...

Just a gorgeous cake!! I'm sure your brother in law was thrilled.

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said...

Yummy looking cake Teena, nice work with the decorations.

Guru Uru said...

This is such a beautiful looking cake :D
I love the decor and flavours!

Cheers
CCU

Catherine said...

Dear Teena Mary, What a beautiful cake to celebrate with. It looks like a work of art. I am sure that your brother-in-law was very happy with it.
Thank you for your visit.
You have a lovely blog and I am now following it. Blessings, Catherine

Leena JD said...

Hi Teena....Chocolate Strawberry cake looks superb. Thanks for visiting my space and following too! Glad to follow you too :)

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