Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake

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Preparation info

  • Serves:

    16 to 20

    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in

Rose's Heavenly Cakes

By Rose Levy Beranbaum

Published 2009

  • About

This cake is a study in contrasts: a soft white cake filled with creamy pale-pink strawberry mousseline buttercream and encased in Miss Irene Thompson’s dark, slightly sticky chocolate frosting.

This unique frosting was inspired by Ariane Batterberry, co-publisher of Food Arts magazine. The recipe was given to her by Miss Thompson on her deathbed with the promise that if it ever was published, it would bear her name. The original recipe contained a huge amount of powdered sug