My neighbor has requested a strawberry cake with chocolate frosting. I suggested a white chocolate frosting but I believe she has in mind the traditional chocolate frosting. Has anyone tried this combo? Does anyone have a recipe that you would share? Please help... the cake is due on Friday. Thanks so much!!
I think it would taste well. Kinda like chocolate covered strawberries.
HI I HAVE DONE THIS COMBO IN THE PAST. I HAVE USED A STRAWBERRY CAKE (CAN PUT FILLING IN IT,IF THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT) AND I COVERED IT WITH CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM, AND THEN DRIZZLED CHOCOLATE GENACHE ON TOP AND THEN PUT SOME CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES ON THE TOP. IT WAS YUMMY, AND SEEMED TO BE LIKE A CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY. HOPE THIS HELPS..BY THE WAY I PUT THE GENACHE IN THE MIDDLE OF MINE.
You could ice it with strawberry buttercream and then cover that with chocolate ganache. That way the chocolate isn't overpowering.
Apetrice's version sounds yummy to me!
Did you need a recipe for the chocolate frosting or the strawberry cake? I use the one that's in the recipe section, I think it's called strawberry cake from scratch...anyway, I LOVE it! For chocolate buttercream, I use the wilton 50/50 butter shortening recipe...it's never let me down. Good luck!
The strawberry -chocolate combination sounds delicious.
I bet it will be very pretty when they cut it. Pink and brown always look so nice together.
Thanks y'all! I've never made ganache... is it easy? Does anyone have a good recipe? I have a recipe for strawberry cake and buttercream already. I appreciate the help.
Ganache is the BOMB. It's easy and so elegant.
Heat 3/4 c heavy cream to boiling. Pour over 8 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate (chopped fine). Stir until smooth. Cool 10 minutes to use as a glaze, longer to use as an icing (it thickens as it cools). You may have to experiment a little to get the consistency right. I had intended to use it as a drippy look over a cake, but it was so thick that I just iced the whole thing (worked out great).