Strawberry Lemon Cake with Chocolate Ganache & Marshmallows

Oh noooo. It’s that time of the year again when you’re supposed to get all lovey dovey and allow your significant other to spoil you to the core with chocolates and rose petals. Thankfully, I’ve never had to go through this trauma. Valentine’s is just another day for me. I’m not just saying this because I’m happily single af (boys stay away now) but I don’t find a reason to go overboard on one day. If you really love someone, you are going to make them feel special every single day of your life.

With that said, I’m not going to spoil the mood of those who LOVE celebrating this day. Go ahead and do all those nice things. I shall also help you with this killer cake of mine.



Strawberries, lemon, chocolate, marshmallows…. I found it so hard to eat. It was just too pretty for my eyes and the flavours were bang on.

Don’t get intimidated. Trust me, it’s a really simple cake that just takes a little time and patience. You can be even more creative with the presentation but I didnt want to over do it so kept it as basic as I could.



I started it off as a naked cake but then I couldn’t resist that chocolate drip staring at me. So I went ahead and threw some of it on my cake. After all, I love messy cakes and I cannot lie.

This is rich, creamy, indulgent and I can’t think of a more perfect cake to be eaten on this day. The strawberries and lemon balance out the richness of the chocolate so beautifully. Even if you don’t have a Valentine (like me) this year, you will fall in love with this. It will keep you company or even better, your surprise date is going to drool over this cake!!



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Strawberry Lemon, Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate Drip & Marshmallows
I love messy cakes and I cannot lie. Celebrate this Valentine's day by baking your loved ones this decadent strawberry cake that will impress them all. Even if you don't have a date (like me) it's alrighttt. You want to eat it all by yourself!
Course dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
For decoration:
Course dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
For decoration:
  1. Pre- heat the oven to 180 degrees and grease your baking tins with oil. I have used a round tin and a bundt pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest.
  3. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually, beat in eggs one at a time.
  5. Add vanilla and lemon juice. Continue to beat well.
  6. Alternately, beat in flour mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix until combined. Do not overbeat.
  7. Fold in the chopped strawberries.
  8. Divide the batter between both the tins and use a spatula to smoothen the top.
  9. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Transfer to cooling racks.
  11. In the meantime, add the chocolate and butter over a double boiler with flame on medium low and cook until melted.
  12. Gradually add the cream and continue to whisk until smooth. Keep aside to cool.
  13. To make the chocolate drip, keep aside a small portion of the ganache and mix with the milk to get a more or less runny consistency.
  14. To assemble: Keep a completely cooled flat layer of the round tin cake on the serving plate and cover with a generous layer of ganache. Sprinkle with sliced strawberries.
  15. Place the other layer of cake over it and again spread a layer of ganache.
  16. Decorate with strawberries and marshmallows.
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2 Comment

  1. Sinful . Please be my valentine for a day and make this for me. Wishing you loads of love and hugs for the valentines day šŸ™‚

  2. Hahaha sending lots of love from Bangalore. Happy Valentine’s day to you and the missus in advance. Come here soon and I’ll bake this and more:)

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