No Fuss Berry Chocolate Layer Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Baking
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Serves: 12-16 pieces
An easy no fuss recipe for rich chocolate cake with whipped cream cheese topping and fresh berries.
  • For the cake
  • 1½ cups of cake and pastry flour
  • 1⅓ cups of sugar
  • 1¼ tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup of dark cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup of canola oil
  • ⅔ cup of buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • ½ cup of strong , hot coffee
For the icing:
  • 1½ pkg cream cheese (375gr)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1lb strawberries. cut in half
  • 2 tbsp. strawberry jam
  1. Preheat oven to 350° Grease and cocoa two 8″ cake pans or spray with baking spray; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, oil and buttermilk and mix on low speed to combine.
  3. Slowly pour the hot coffee into the bowl while continuing to mix on low speed. Once all of the coffee is in, beat on high for approximately 1 minute.
  4. Pour the batter evenly into prepared pans and bake for about 30 minutes or until cake tester inserted comes out clean (a few moist crumbs is ok too)..
  5. Cool cakes in pan for 5-10 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  6. Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar until very smooth. Scrape down the bowl.
  7. On low speed add 2½ cups of the whipped topping and mix to combine; set aside.
  8. Warm the strawberry jam in the microwave for about 30 seconds to thin down the jam. Let it cool slightly if hot and mix it with the strawberries; set aside.
  9. To assemble the cake, place one cooled cake layer on a serving platter. Smooth half of the cream cheese whip on top.
  10. Place the other cake layer on top of the cream cheese layer. Smooth the remaining cream cheese whip on top. Add the remaining whipped topping on top of that.
  11. Pile the strawberries on the very top of the cake. Leave any that don't fit in a bowl beside the cake for serving.
  12. Store any left overs in the refrigerator.
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