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Easy Strawberry Chocolate Cake

This Strawberry Chocolate Cake is so easy and moist. Nothing better than the combination of chocolate and strawberries.

Simple which means it is perfect on it’s own or fancy it up with a dollop of whipped cream.

strawberry chocolate cake with a slice on a plate with whipped cream

I think I probably made this cake for my daughter and the Italian, their love for strawberries has no bounds.

Especially my daughter, no strawberry is safe in this house, especially Chocolate Cake made with strawberries!

More Strawberry Dessert Recipes you may enjoy!

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I actually found this cake recipe on Martha Stewart’s site, I liked the sound of the Strawberry Cake Recipe. And I thought it would be perfect as a Valentine’s Day Recipe.

Although I did change a few things.

  • I used cake flour instead of all purpose because I like how cake flour adds a softness to cakes.
  • I used salted butter instead of unsalted because I can never find unsalted here in Italy, so I cut back on the added salt.
  • I added cocoa to make it a chocolate cake because as my daughter said “If it’s Valentine’s Day it’s got to be Chocolate and Strawberries”.
  • I used less strawberries although they were enough to fill the top of the cake.
  • I changed the cake pan size to 8 inches because I wanted a higher cake.
  • And of course I topped it off with a little Chantilly Cream.

Strawberry Chocolate Cake

baked chocolate strawberry cake on a red cake stand

If you are like me and not the greatest cake decorator although everyone knows how hard I try! Then this is the cake for you.

I always seem to imagine something a little different then it turns out. For example I cut the strawberries into hearts thinking it was going to look amazing!

a slice of chocolate strawberry cake on a black plate with whipped cream on top

All I can say it, it’s a darn good thing it tastes so amazing.

So if you are looking for a simple, easy and moist Chocolate Cake with Strawberries, then this is it. Add a little Chantilly cream and  make it extra special! Enjoy!

a slice of chocolate strawberry cake on a black plate with whipped cream on top

Easy Strawberry Chocolate Cake

Rosemary Molloy
This Strawberry Chocolate Cake is so easy and moist.  Nothing better than the combination of chocolate and strawberries.  
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 399 kcal



  • cups cake flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (dutch processed)
  • 6 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk (2% or whole milk)


  • ½ pound strawberries (hulled & cut in half)
  • 1-1½ tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5-6 strawberries for garnishing (optional)


  • 1 cup cream heavy/ whole / whipping cream with at least 30% fat content
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sifted icing / powdered sugar


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F (180°C), grease and flour an 8 inch springform pan.


  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa.
  • In a medium bowl beat until light and fluffy the butter and sugar, approximately 5 minutes, reduce speed to medium low and add the egg, milk and vanilla beat to combine.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients and beat to combine.
  • Spoon into prepared cake pan.  Place cut strawberries on top and sprinkle with the sugar. 
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 325°F (160°C) and bake for approximately 5-60 minutes.  If cake starts to brown too much tent the cake with foil and continue baking.
  • Let cool 20 minutes in pan then move to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with Chantilly Cream and fresh strawberries if desired. Enjoy!


  • In a medium bowl beat cream until soft peaks appear, then add the vanilla and sifted sugar, beat until stiff.


Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 16.8mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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  1. Will it make a difference if I choose to use regular flour? Also, I am at 7,500 altitudes, can you suggest any alterations for this cake up here? I want to make it for my special niece and want it to be perfect. thank you

    1. Hi Kim, cake flour just helps to make a cake softer and lighter, although you could use all purpose if you wish. Here is a link that should help with high altitude baking. https://www.kingarthurflour.com/learn/resources/high-altitude-baking Hope it helps.

  2. 5 stars
    Tried this recipe in India – I just maida flour, and out a second egg, and glazed the cake with melted chocolate. It turned out perfect, thank you for the guidelines!!!

  3. This sounds delightful! Perfect for Valentine’s day! Thanks for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things! Look for your feature tomorrow! Angelina @ Petite Haus 🙂

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