Strawberry Cocoa Spongecake {Foodie Friday}

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Strawberry Cocoa Spongecake

 Princess C got a Strawberry Shortcake activity book from her aunts a little before Christmas. Ever since she has been begging to make a Strawberry Shortcake – cake from it. I finally caved and bought the expensive fruit to make this fun dessert with the kids. The recipe in her book didn’t actually have the cake recipe, so I went in search of a shortcake recipe. In the end, I found a really yummy looking spongecake recipe in my Home For Dinner cookbook from BHG.  I tweaked it a bit for a chocolate craving.  
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup vanilla sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 TBS butter
1 TBS Dutch processed Cocoa Powder
1 cup Heavy Cream
1 1/2 TBS powdered sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
Sliced Strawberries
Grease a 9X9 pan. Preheat oven to 350 F
Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
Beat eggs and vanilla until a lemony color. Slowly add in sugar. Beat until the sugar is mostly dissolved.  Gradually add the flour mixture, until combined.
On the stove, heat the buttermilk and butter until the butter is melted. Add the cocoa powder, stirring until completely dissolved.  
Add the cocoa mixture to the egg mixture, stirring until combined.  Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
To make the whipping cream, add all the ingredients into a seal-able jar. Shake shake shake. This is really fun for the kids to help out. After 10 minutes you should have a nice whipped cream topping. 
Spread the cream on the cake, top with sliced Strawberries and enjoy!
and the kids truly did enjoy!


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2 thoughts on “Strawberry Cocoa Spongecake {Foodie Friday}

  1. Those photos are darling, strawberry is so awesome too! Sharing my daughter's favorite treat today.
    Stop by sometime for a visit. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing you!

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