Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake-A moist crumbed cake, layered with fresh whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate ganache!
I’m so glad January is over! I’m a warm weather girl and it has been so cold. Seriously. It’s still cold but I know spring is just around the corner. Just another month or two.
And everyone wanted to diet in January. Eat “healthier.” I’m about moderation not special diets. I want to have my cake and eat it too. Just a smaller slice…maybe.
It’s almost Valentines Day. So I had to make a cake. Keeping in mind about the “dieting” going on, and the fact that we’ll all be wanting to put swim suits and shorts on in a few months, I decided to go with a decadent Strawberry Shortcake.
Having fruit on a cake automatically makes this “health food.” Strawberries are healthy. Research suggest eating just 1 cup of strawberries a day may improve heart health, lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of some cancers and support brain function.
Red Velvet is my middle child’s favorite cake. My oldest and youngest fight over strawberries. Everyone loves fresh whipped cream. And the chocolate ganache-that’s for me.
The recipe for the Red Velvet is actually from a friend of mine. She generously shared her Grammy’s recipe with me a few years ago. You know when it’s handed down from Grammy, it’s gonna be a winner. The cake is moist, with a good crumb and a great taste. It pairs perfectly with the strawberries and chocolate ganache.
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*Red food coloring-I use 1 teaspoon of Americolor Super Red food gel. If using liquid food coloring, you may use anywhere from 1-2 ounces (1-2 small bottles) to get the desired color you want. To slice cake, slide knife in under the top strawberries instead of trying to cut through them.
for the cake
for the whipped cream
for the ganache
for the cake
when ready to assemble
Make whipped cream
To make the ganache
*Red food coloring-I use 1 teaspoon of Americolor Super Red food gel. If using liquid food coloring, you may use anywhere from 1-2 ounces (1-2 small bottles) to get the desired color you want.
To slice cake, slide knife in under the top strawberries instead of trying to cut through them.
I love that California Strawberries have a 12 month growing season and are available year round at my local grocery store.
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