This Chocolate Strawberry Ruffle Cake came about when a friend of mine was gathering items to auction off to help someone. She wanted a spectacular, showstopper of a cake cake that would draw a high bid. I was happy to donate the cake. I had made the cake, filled it and frozen it a week earlier. The day came to finish it and the night before she was to pick it up, we lost all power – for 19 hours. I couldn’t open the freezer or fridge until the power came back on. So this Chocolate Strawberry Ruffle Cake never came to fruition for the auction.
This is another example of a cake made from recipes already on the blog. One of the reasons I love baking and pastry is that it is infinitely changeable. The chocolate cake is one of my base cakes that I use over and over in different versions. Continue reading