How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Lightly grease 20 cm cake pan and line the base. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together and fold into the mixture along with the ground almonds. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until springy to the touch. Leave to cool completely. Wash and dry the pan and return the cooled cake to the pan.
  • Topping:
  • Heat the chocolate, butter and cream in a heavy based pan and stir until smooth. Cool, and then chill for 30 minutes. Beat well with a wooden spoon and chill for a further 30 minutes. Beat the mixture again, and then add the cake crumbs and the hazelnuts, beating until well combined. Spoon over the sponge base.
  • Dip each strawberry till half in white chocolate and arrange in a decorative way over
  • the top.
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    " It was excellent "
    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    OH WOW, I FOUND THE END TO THE COMMENTS. BEAUTIFUL CAKE. ^5....CHERYL
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    wow Ahmed where do you get all the great ideas from ? you are truly blessed with great creativity.your recipes just seem to getting better and better or should i say greater and greater l.o.l
    have a great day
    Mumtaz
    p.s. your baby is looking soooo cute and he is growing so quickly you and your wife must be so proud
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    " It was excellent "
    iffyo ate it and said...
    Loveeeee the truffle topping,yummm!and the strawberries look s000 pretty,very creative!Kudos!
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  • ambauer 6 years ago
    Absolutely gorgeous, as always. You always do such a great job with your pictures and everything sounds so delicious as well!
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    Beautiful as always...The chocolate dipped strawberries looks extra YUMMY!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Love strawberries on a cake... makes the cake so pretty... you are doing such a good job with these recipes....Keep up the good work....Always look forward to what you are going to make next!!!!!
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  • luvthewho 6 years ago
    This looks and sounds delightful. Great post as always.
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    " It was excellent "
    vivian ate it and said...
    Strawberries and chocolate! You can't go wrong!
    Your photos are amazing (and you say I am professional with my cake decorating! You are much better! )
    I would love to be in your kitchen, I bet it smells divine with all the baking and melting chocolate and strawberries....... Yummmmmm
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    " It was excellent "
    hooch ate it and said...
    Ahmed...you rock, love your recipes so much, I'm glad we connected in here,your demo pics are great too...Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    WoW! Now that is art. Thanks so much for creating it...such talent.
    Joymarie
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    Love this one Ahmed...you better be careful you may have a bunch of people wanting to be your Valentine lol!! This sounds delightful!! I love the dipped strawberries!! Thank you!!
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  • lunasea 6 years ago
    How delightful and beautiful. Wow. Now I am torn between making this beauty and your Caramel Banana Cheesecake that I have been lusting for since I laid eyes on it. LOL....either way, we're all going come out winners at my home. Thanks - this is going to be fun... =)
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  • chefmal 6 years ago
    This looks awesome, as always. Can't try it though, truffles and hazelnuts are too damn expensive. But if you didn't live on the other side of the world, I'd buy one of these off you if I came into some money, because mine wouldn't come out looking half as good. Bravo, my friend.
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  • greekgirrrl 6 years ago
    Will you marry me? LOL I am definitely making this for my guy this weekend and one to take to a party for Valentine's day. Thank you so much!!
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Strawberries on Chocolate cake... Mmmmmm, wonderful recipe, love the cake crumbs over the cake, and I think that would be super with "dulce de leche as filling " .... Thanks.
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  • laneysmom 6 years ago
    This looks super yummy!! Personally, I am not a huge fan of chocolate, but I love baking with it. I am excited about the strawberries! They are my fav, can't wait to try this!
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    " It was excellent "
    invisiblechef ate it and said...
    It is very hard to tell, is the frosting very light? thin? I love your combinations of chocolate and ground almonds this is perfect to me. I've got a cake planned already for Valentines, but have this saved for future use. Thanks much for sharing another recipe with your adoring fans. :)

    Have a Great Weekend.

    Marie
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    " It was excellent "
    chriesi ate it and said...
    Oh how pretty.
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  • pat2me 6 years ago
    Looks divine, Ahmed! I'll definitely be trying this.....thank you!
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