Nothing makes me happier than baking things for my friends and family. It brings me more joy than anything else. This cake recipe does take some time, but it is definitely worth it. The end result is delicious and definitely a crowd pleaser. This cake is a labor of love, but you will love it. Making the strawberry jam from scratch is totally worth it. The flavor is amazing and it takes the cake to a whole new level. The chocolate cake is super chocolately and moist and pairs well with the strawberries.
First you have to make the strawberry jam because it has to chill for about an hour.If you don't have that much time you can also put it into the freezer to get it chilled faster.
3/4 pound of fresh strawberries
1/3 cup of sugar
half of a granny smith apple
juice of half of a lemon
First, cut the strawberries into quarters and heat them in a sauce pan on medium high heat with the sugar. Stir it around let the strawberries break up.
Then, add the apple and the lemon juice and heat and stir for about 10 minutes.
Then, let it chill for an hour in the fridge.
While the jam is chilling you move on to the cake.
3 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups of sugar
2 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of salt
2 cups of brewed coffee
2 tbs of white vinegar
4 tsp of vanilla extract
12 tbs of olive oil
First preheat your oven to 350 and spray an 8 inch round cake pan with vegetable spray. Then, in a bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Make sure you get out all of the clumps.
On the bottom half of the cake, spread the jam all over the top. Then place the top layer of the cake on top of the jam.
2 sticks of butter
3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
2 tbs of milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 tsp of salt
First, mix the butter, powdered sugar, and salt until creamy.