Made this recipe for the family one night. Everybody loved it. It's really good. I think the coffee really brings out the taste of the chocolate.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch round cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss strawberry halves and 2 tablespoons white sugar in a bowl and refrigerate while preparing remaining ingredients.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

  • Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Beat 2 cups white sugar, butter, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until creamy. Mix flour mixture into butter mixture until just combined. Stir in milk and coffee until batter is well blended; pour batter into prepared baking pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Beat heavy whipping cream until foamy in a large bowl. Gradually add 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and remaining 2 tablespoons white sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the cream should form a sharp peak that holds its shape.

  • Spread half the whipped cream over one completely cooled cake. Layer half the strawberries on top and place the second cake on top. Spread the remaining whipped cream over the entire cake and decorate with the remaining strawberries.

Cook's Note:

Cake should be kept in fridge to keep whipped cream from melting.

Nutrition Facts

755 calories; protein 7.4g; carbohydrates 67.2g; fat 53g; cholesterol 182.8mg; sodium 407.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
Soooo Yummy! Can't wait to make this again It was a huge hit at dinner tonight! Thanks for sharing:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2012
Soooo Yummy! Can't wait to make this again It was a huge hit at dinner tonight! Thanks for sharing:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2019
Delicious cake. It was definitely more like cake than a traditional shortcake. Great flavor easy to make. I cut it in half which worked perfectly. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2020
Simple but takes time. Final product was tasty and beautiful! Will add this to my Coronacation cookbook! Read More
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