Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake
with Chocolate Ganache and Fresh Strawberries
2¼ cups cake flour
¼ tsp salt
2½ tsp baking powder
½ cup butter
1½ cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
¾ cup crushed, fresh strawberries
1 cup cream
½ cup milk
Cream Cheese Icing
Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. In separate bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat for 3 minutes. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, alternating with strawberries. Beat for 2 minutes.
Pour into two 8" baking pans and bake for 350° for 25 minutes (or 325° for longer).
Ice with cream cheese icing, stacking as you go, and cover with a thick chocolate ganache. Decorate with a few fresh strawberries.