Strawberry Chocolate Port Cake Recipe

strawberry chocolate port cake recipeAfter the first bite of this completed strawberry chocolate port cake recipe, you and Oliver will both find yourself exclaiming, “Please, sir, I want some more.”  And, without the prohibitions and societal implications prevalent in the day of that classic tale, you'll be able to have your cake and eat it too!  Thank goodness for progress in civilization.  Come to think of it, thank goodness for the agricultural advancements that bring fresh strawberries to our grocery store shelves on a weekly basis as well!

Ahhh, strawberries and chocolate.  What can surpass that combination of palate-stimulating deliciousness?  Few things, my friend, few things indeed.  So, enough blathering.  Let's get to the recipe!

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Strawberry Chocolate Port Cake Recipe

This recipe is not very complicated to prepare.  Just follow these super-simple steps:

Strawberry Chocolate Port Cake Ingredients

1 pint container of fresh strawberries (strawberries can be substituted, conversions here. You can also freeze your own)

1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup of whipping cream

1/2 cup of flour

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of port wine

1/3 cup of butter

2 eggs, separated

 

Strawberry Chocolate Port Cake Directions

First, wash and hull the fresh strawberries.  Although you can use frozen strawberries with this recipe, fresh strawberries are more appealing and should be used if possible.  Then, slice the strawberries, and set them aside.  Next, whip and sweeten the whipping cream to your liking.  After the first two steps are completed, continue to the cake.

For the cake, first make a chocolate mixture.  To do so, add 1/3 cup of the port wine, 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips, and the butter together in a saucepan and melt together over low heat, stirring as needed.

Then, use a blender to beat six tablespoons of the sugar with the egg yolks until the appearance is pale and the mixture is thick.  At that point, slowly add the chocolate mixture while blending.  Mix in the rest of the chocolate and the flour.

Use another bowl to beat the egg whites with the rest of the sugar until stiff.  Gradually fold this into the chocolate batter to blend it.  Pour this into a greased and floured round layer cake pan (9-inch), and bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes.  Verify that the center is finished by inserting a toothpick.  When finished, it should come out clean.

After passing the “toothpick test,” remove the cake from the oven, and allow it to cool for 5 minutes in the pan.  Subsequently, loosen the cake and flip the pan over to deposit the cake gently onto a serving tray or plate.  Use a rounded utensil (a spoon works well) to create a shallow indention in the center of the cake by pressing gently.  Toss the strawberry slices with the remaining port wine, then spoon them into your indention.  Finally, spoon the whipped cream around the edge, and you are ready to eat!  This recipe makes six servings.

Additional Notes on this Strawberry Chocolate Port Cake Recipe

This chocolate strawberry port cake recipe is fantastic.  Try it once, and I'm sure you will agree.  It is a fantastic after-dinner treat or holiday addition. Plus, just like most of the other Strawberry Recipes, this one can be easily modified. For varied tastes, try adding blueberries, blackberries, or other exotic fruit alongside the strawberries.  Try white chocolate chips or butterscotch chips. Experiment and find what works well for you and your unique taste sensibilities! For those conscious about the amount of refined table sugar they consume, feel free to try organic evaporated cane juice crystals, turbinado, sucanat, honey crystals, brown sugar, or even stevia to give unique and varied accents to this quick strawberry recipe.

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Enjoy!

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