I have seen this Tuxedo cake in many sites and have always wanted to do it and since its my sweetie's birthday, I thought of making this special cake for him. I used a chocolate cake recipe from Food Network and used whipped cream cheese frosting. The strawberries I just dipped them in white chocolate and use candy melts as the topping.
The only mistake I think I did was pour too much of chocolate on top and that made it overpour on the cake board but the most important thing is that my sweetie loved the cake and I am happy to make his birthday a wonderful day.
The chocolate cake stayed moist the next day in the refrigerator.
Chocolate Cake ( I used half the recipe and used 3 6in round cake pan)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups good cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 8-inch x 2-inch round cake pans. Line with parchment paper, then butter and flour the pans.
Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl and mix with a whisk until combined. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. With the whisk add the wet ingredients to the dry until all combined. Lastly add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
Place 1 layer, flat side up, on a flat plate or cake pedestal. With a knife or offset spatula, spread the top with frosting. Place the second layer on top, rounded side up, and spread the frosting evenly on the top and sides of the cake.
Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz package of cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup of whipping cream
1 tsp Vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
In a cold bowl, whip the whipping cream till stiff peaks form. Set aside.
In another bowl, combine the cream cheese, salt, sugar and vanilla. Beat will soft and fluffy. Slowly add the whipped cream and combine till all is well mixed.
4 oz chocolate chip
1/2 cup whipping cream
Simmer milk till hot and immediately pour onto the chocolate chip. Stir till the chocolate is melted. Set aside for a few minute and then pour onto the top of the frosting.