Ingredients

How to make it

  • For the Cake:
  • Sift the flour, corn starch and cocoa powder together. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, beat the egg yolks with half the sugar and vanilla extract. Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks with the rest of the sugar in another medium bowl.
  • Fold in 1/3 of the egg white mixture into the egg yolks, then carefully fold in the sifted dry ingredients. Add the rest of the beaten egg whites to the batter, folding carefully (this will help the batter to stay light).
  • Transfer the batter to a lightly greased 9-inch spring form pan. Bake in preheated 350F oven for about 1 hour, or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • For the Cream:
  • Whisk the gelatine into 2/4 cup milk in a small pan and cook over low heat until the gelatine has dissolved.
  • Meanwhile, beat the ricotta cheese with the powdered sugar for a few minutes, or until smooth.
  • Beat in the gelatine mixture into the ricotta, then beat in the whipped cream. Taste the cream to make sure it is sweet enough for you. Add more powdered sugar, if needed.
  • Fold the chopped strawberries into the cream.
  • To assemble the cake:
  • Remove the side ring of the spring form pan. Slice the cake into 3-4 layers, however you prefer.
  • Place the bottom layer of the cake back into the spring form pan. Close the ring back around it. This makes it easier to assemble the cake. Layer part of the cream on the bottom cake layer, place another cake layer on top, and repeat with the cream. Continue this way, finishing with the last cake layer on top.
  • Place the cake in the fridge for about 2 hours, to let the cream set.
  • When ready, melt the chocolate with 1/2 tbsp. shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Brush the top of the cake with the glaze. Place the cake back in the fridge for another hour.
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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    this looks so sinful, great post 55555
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    " It was excellent "
    grumpymomma ate it and said...
    Looks good.
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  • krumkake 5 years ago
    My daughter loves fresh fruit fillings in cakes, and it's her birthday this month - this will be the new cake to try this year...delish! I will let you know how I do with it!!
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    " It was excellent "
    noola ate it and said...
    So beautiful recipe and nice pictures..I love it!!
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  • lilliancooks 5 years ago
    How did I miss this one? The cake looks so nice and fluffy! I love all the layers! And I love sweetened ricotta in desserts! Great recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    This looks awesome.....I love chocolate and strawberry and my son will flip over the filling!
    Thanks for posting!
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    " It was excellent "
    bobbyc0117 ate it and said...
    Juels, this looks fantastic. I will be trying this one very soon. of course you get my 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I LOVE this, Julia hon. I am SO jonesing to make this and taste it. Okay....I might share. Heh. High 5 and flags are flying all over. You're making me hungry, GF. Indeed.
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  • juels 5 years ago
    OK, 2/4 cup is 1/4 cup+ 1/4, which makes it 1/2 cup, you are right! LOL, I feel like such a dork! What happened was, I have all my notes with Russian recipes in grams and ml. It was 100 ml. of milk. My conversion chart says 50 ml = 1/3 to 1/4 cup, so I put down 2/4. I'll fix the recipe, thanks for pointing that out!
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  • thegoldminer 5 years ago
    Finally a "Low-Cal" dessert!. Nice job Julia. Ok I too want to know what 2/4 is. I guess 1/2 cup. Best. JJ
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    Just checking Julia. Is the amount of milk supposed to be '2/4' or is that a missprint?
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    Well Julia, you've done it again. What a fantastic looking cake. I drooled over the picture. I'll have my printer going right away cause I have to try this soon. 5 forks & flagged beautiful.
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    oh my... you have a winner in this cake... I wish I could give you more than a 5...I flagged it..
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    " It was excellent "
    lasaf ate it and said...
    This sounds fantastic, and looks good too. Yum.
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    " It was excellent "
    puddlewonderful ate it and said...
    love the ricotta cheese, too....Happy Mothers Day Susie
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wonderful recipe love the add. of Ricotta cheese thanks high5
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    " It was excellent "
    quaziefly ate it and said...
    As always, you have posted another wonderful recipe with a great presentation. Thank you for sharing! High Five!
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    " It was excellent "
    goblue434 ate it and said...
    Perfect Julia! This Cake Has Some Great Flavors Goin' On In There. A Great Dessert To 'WOW' The Friends At Church Get-Togethers.
    Thnx For Sharing,
    Steff
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Beautiful pic and great flavor combination to boot! Wonderful recipe. Thanks for the post.
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  • mommyluvs2cook 5 years ago
    This woulda been perfect for my daughters birthday! I think I'll use it next year...sounds delicious!
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