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Chocolate Lover's Strawberry Truffle Cake

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12
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Indulge in a decadent chocolate cake dessert that’s filled with a rich ganache and bursting with fresh strawberries.
Created Aug 7, 2009
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  • 1 pkg (510 g) Betty Crocker* SuperMoist Devil's Food or Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • water, vegetable oil, eggs, called for on cake mix box
  • 2 pkgs (each 225g) semi-sweet baking chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups (325 mL) whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) butter (do not use margarine)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) cut-up fresh strawberries
  • 6 fresh strawberries, cut in half lengthwise, through stem
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vegetable oil


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (180°C) for shiny or glass pan or 325°F (160°C) for dark or nonstick pan.
  • 2
    Grease or spray bottom only of 9x13-inch (23x33 cm) rectangular baking pan with shortening or non-stick cooking spray. Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs.
  • 3
    Bake as directed on box for 9x13-inch (23x33 cm) pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, place chopped chocolate; set aside. In 2-quart (2 L) saucepan, heat whipping cream and butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted and mixture comes to a boil. Pour cream mixture over chocolate; stir until smooth.
  • 5
    Line bottom of 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan with waxed paper round. Cut cake into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes.
  • 6
    In large bowl, beat half of the cake cubes on low speed until cake is crumbly. Add remaining cake cubes and 1 3/4 cups (425 mL) of the ganache (reserve remaining ganache for topping).
  • 7
    Beat on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed until well combined (mixture will look like fudge).
  • 8
    Fold in 2 cups (500 mL) cut-up strawberries. Spoon mixture into springform pan; smooth top.
  • 9
    Cover with plastic wrap; freeze 45 minutes or until firm enough to unmold.
  • 10
    Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake mixture. Place serving plate upside down on pan; turn pan and plate over.
  • 11
    Frost side and top of cake with reserved ganache. Arrange strawberry halves on top of cake.
  • 12
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) oil uncovered on High 45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted.
  • 13
    Place in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; cut off tiny corner of bag. Drizzle over top of cake.
  • 14
    Refrigerate until ready to serve. Cake is best served the same day.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: You can bake the cake ahead. Store the completely cooled and tightly covered cake for up to two months in the freezer.

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