CHOCOLATE KAHLUA CAKE WITH STRAWBERRY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

This cake is just too perfect! You will surely love this one! Add this recipe to your top recipes for cake. It deserves to be there. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Cake Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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!

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