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3 C flour
3 C Sugar
1 1/2 C special dark chocolate cocoa powder
1 tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
4 large eggs
1/2 C sour cream
1 C buttermilk
1 C warm water
1/2 cup Kahlua
1/2 tsp espresso powder
1/2 C canola oil
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
Strawberry Buttercream Frosting ingredients:
2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
6 C powdered sugar
4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C finely diced strawberries
5-7 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Strawberries for topping
1 large piping bag fitted with a star tip
Large ice cream scoop
Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C heavy whipping cream
1 large squeeze bottle
Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Apply cooking spray in three 9-inch cake pans.
Step 3: In a small mixing bowl, add the Kahlua, espresso, and warm water. Whisk until well mixed.
Step 4: In another mixing bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Use a standing mixer to beat until well mixed.
Step 5: Add eggs one at a time and beat every addition.
Step 6: Add buttermilk, sour cream, oil, vanilla extract, and espresso. Beat until well combined.
Step 7: Split the batter into the 3 prepared pans.
Step 8: Place the pans inside the oven and bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting it in the middle of the batter.
Step 9: Remove from the oven and let it sit at room temperature to cool for at least 20 minutes.
To Make the Frosting:
Step 1: Beat the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, heavy whipped cream, and strawberries until well mixed.
Step 2: Spoon about 1 cup of the frosting into a piping bag.
To Prepare the Cake:
Step 1: Place a layer of the cake on a cake board.
Step 2: Add 5 scoops of the frosting on top of the cake and spread it evenly.
Step 3: Top with another layer of the cake and spread the rest of the frosting on top.
To Make the Chocolate Ganache:
Step 1: Place a small pot on the stove and heavy cream and turn the heat to medium.
Step 2: Melt the chocolate chips and add them to the pot. Whisk until well combined.
Step 3: Transfer the Ganache into a squeeze bottle and drop dollops of it on top of the cake.
Step 4: Place strawberries on top of the Ganache.
Step 5: Slice, serve, and enjoy!