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CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE FILLING AND DARK CHOCOLATE GANACHE
~ recipe for chocolate cake found HERE
grease and flour 2 8 inch pans and one 6 inch pan, bake cake for approx 20-30 min, do not overbake
~ recipe for ganache found HERE (omit pineapple oil)
pour over cake after filled with strawberry cream cheese
~Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling :
* 16oz softened cream cheese
* 1 stick butter
* 1tsp vanilla extract
*2 tsp strawberry extract
* 16oz powdered sugar
*1/4 cup froz strawberries or fresh
Cream all for several minutes until smooth.
Fill between 2 8in layers with strawberry cream cheese and cut 6in layer in half and frost with cream cheese. Place 6in on top of 8in and insert dowel or straw down middle to keep layers from sliding. Place tin foil squares under cake all around bottom to protect plate from ganache as it pours down and remove when ganache sets a bit.
Decorate with frosting roses and chocolate dipped strawberries.
Foil underneath to catch ganace~
Refrigerate in between frostings to set
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