Chocolate Loaf Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling

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13Ingredients
105Minutes
610Calories

Ingredients
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  • 12 ounces dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 8 eggs (separated)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/3 cups whole almonds (ground)
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 20 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • breadcrumbs (to line the loaf pan)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small saucepan, melt 8 oz chopped chocolate, butter, and sugar while stirring. Whip egg whites with a pinch of salt in 2 batches (in 2 separate bowls) until stiff. In a large bowl, sift the flour and 3 tbsp cocoa powder. Stir in egg yolks, ground almonds, and chocolate mixture. Fold in the egg whites in 2 batches.
  2. Grease a 12 x 4 inch loaf pan and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Pour batter into pan and bake for 45 minutes. Let loaf cool in the pan on a wire rack for 30-40 minutes. Carefully remove from pan and transfer to a plate. Let cool for at least 4 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, thaw 1 cup frozen strawberries for 30 minutes, then dice finely. In a medium bowl, combine 12 oz of cream cheese, vanilla extract, and 1 tbsp powdered sugar. Gently stir in diced strawberries. Cut cooled loaf cake in half horizontally and spread with strawberry cream cheese. Cover with top layer and chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Melt 4 oz chopped chocolate in a bowl set over simmering water. Let cool for 15 minutes. Sift 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp cocoa powder into a bowl. Add 8 oz cream cheese and whisk until smooth and thick. Stir in melted chocolate. Ice entire surface of loaf cake and chill at least 1 hour.
  5. Meanwhile, thaw 1 cup frozen strawberries and cut each berry in half. Sprinkle chilled loaf cake with 1 tbsp cocoa powder and arrange strawberries on top.
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NutritionView more

610Calories
Sodium12% DV290mg
Fat65% DV42g
Protein22% DV11g
Carbs17% DV52g
Fiber16% DV4g
Calories610Calories from Fat380
% DAILY VALUE
Total Fat42g65%
Saturated Fat21g105%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol190mg63%
Sodium290mg12%
Potassium370mg11%
Protein11g22%
Calories from Fat380
% DAILY VALUE
Total Carbohydrate52g17%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars38g76%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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