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Something for your Valentine...Chocolate Cake

Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between the loved ones in  memory of St. Valentine. There have been various stories about St. Valentine and how this tradition of valentine's day started. But we all know, Valentine's Day is a day to express your love, and to celebrate the spirit of love.  So let us savor this festival of love and romance with something scrumptious.

No need to go to a fancy restaurant. With this simple recipe, you can make a very elegant  Valentine's Day special dessert.  And I am sure you and your sweetheart are going to love this.

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Ingredients for the cake:


  • 1 box Ducan Hines Moist Deluxe Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix

  • 2 Cups Hunts Chocolate Pudding ( pack of 4 cups, use 2 of them)

  • ½ Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

  • ½ Chopped Strawberries


For Decoration:


  • ½ cup Strawberry Puree (can be made of fresh/frozen strawberries)

  • Thinly sliced Strawberries

  • Powdered Sugar

  • Kahlua Coffee Liqueur /  Baileys Irish Cream (Irish whiskey)


How to Make:

Prepare the cake as per the instructions on the box. Add two cups of Chocolate Pudding in the cake  mix. Sprinkle some All purpose Flour on chocolate chips and on Strawberries. Mix them in the cake mix. Bake the cake. Let it cool.

Place a piece of cake on a plate. Take Kahlua Coffee Liqueur /  Baileys Irish Cream in a bowl. Apply that on a cake with the help of Pastry brush. If you are in mood for a good kick, apply it generously. Dust the cake with powdered sugar. Decorate it with Strawberries, mint leaves, strawberry puree. You can also add  a dollop of whipped cream.

Enjoy this delectable cake with a nice cup of coffee.

Tips:

Not fond of dark chocolate, use other variety of chocolate cake mix and semi sweet chocolate chips.