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Death by Chocolate by bloookkkerschtufin Death by Chocolate by bloookkkerschtufin
The birthday cake I made for my best friend, Jessica!

This is a three layered cake, with whipped dark chocolate ganache in the centre layered with sliced strawberries. On top, I poured over dark chocolate ganache, piped some whipped chocolate ganache to hold the ganache dipped strawberries... and I diced up a few strawberries to throw around the base and the centre :D

!!Update!!

I've been getting a few requests for recipes, so here goes some pretty basic instruction on how to do it...

Bake your favourite chocolate cake, enough to make 3 layers in a 9 inch, round cake pan. You can make it 2 layers if you like :)
Slice up a lot of strawberries... I don't know exactly how many I used because it was such a long time ago, but too many strawberries is never a problem, since they're very nice for snacking!
The outer layer of chocolate is simply ganache. Ganache is melted chocolate mixed with whipping cream. The inner layer of the cake is also made of the ganache, but I divided my recipe of ganache into two bowls. I whipped one of the portions, and used that to pipe around the cake as well as layer the strawberries on inside the layers.
Assemble! You can see from the bottom right picture what I've done. Cake, whipped ganache, strawberries, repeat!
I filled in the sides that were exposed strawberry with some more whipped ganache so that the ganache can pour over and spread evenly (or helped along with a spatula!) any left over regular ganache was used to dip the strawberries in. Note that the chocolate won't fully set up and harden, since it is not tempered chocolate. I piped some whipped ganache as a border along the bottom of the cake and diced some strawberries to garnish.

and that's the general gist of what I did... you can find pretty good chocolate cake recipes in books, online, etc... and a recipe for ganache can be easily found online. But if you want to whip the ganache, you're going to have to suck it up and use whipping cream! NO CUTTING CALORIES ON THIS ONE!!! haha
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Ayoka1214 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Sweet baby jesus.... *mouth waters*
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VeronicaPrower Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
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ETHorrorGamer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
*mouth drolls* Strawberry Chocolate! MY TWO MOST FAVORITE THINGS IN THE UNIVERSE!
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Foxxtrel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
oh my god, where do i buy me this cake?
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Florosco99 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
SWEET LORD OF CHOCOLATE
Please let me have this cake
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SuperSweetSugar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
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VenturasGirl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my lord, this looks amazing... I love to bake and would love to make this. It's incredible. What is the recipe/ratio for the ganache, if it's not a family secret? ;) My gosh that is cool.
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SugarBit Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Strawberries and chocolate, my two favourite things :)
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shadowclaw02 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
can i us ur cake idea for my bday
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shadowclaw02 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
thats awesome
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