Strawberry Truffle Cake

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Strawberry Truffle Cake is a delectable dessert that combines the richness of truffle chocolate with the freshness of ripe strawberries. It is the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day.

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Strawberry Chocolate Truffle Cake perfect Valentine's Day dessert

Why Strawberry Truffle Cake

  • Simple Ingredients: You probably already have most of the ingredients for this cake on hand! Which makes it an easy go-to recipe.
  • Visual Appeal: The cake’s layers of chocolate and strawberry, topped with a glossy chocolate glaze and garnished with fresh strawberries or chocolate shavings, make it a visually stunning dessert that’s perfect for special occasions.
  • Seasonal Delight: You can make the most of strawberry season by incorporating fresh, ripe strawberries into your cake, enhancing its flavor and freshness. It’s also perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Perfect Valentines Dessert Recipe Strawberry and Chocolate


  • Start by baking a boxed devils food cake according to the package directions. 
  • Let it cool completely. 
  • Make a simple ganache by heating cream and butter and pouring it over chopped chocolate until it is nice and melted. 
  • Once the ganache is ready, you will combine the cake, ganache, and chopped strawberries to create a rich chocolate strawberry truffle cake mixture. 
  • Freeze in a springform pan for about 45 minutes. 
  • Garnish it with strawberries and melted white chocolate drizzle!
Strawberry Chocolate truffle Cake Valentine dessert recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen strawberries for a strawberry truffle cake?

While fresh strawberries are ideal, you can use frozen strawberries in a pinch. Just make sure to thaw and drain them before incorporating them into the cake to avoid excess moisture.

What type of chocolate is best for the truffle filling?

High-quality semi-sweet or dark chocolate is commonly used for the truffle filling. It provides a rich and indulgent flavor that pairs well with the strawberries.

How do I prevent my chocolate ganache from becoming too thick or too runny?

Achieving the right consistency for ganache is essential. To thicken it, add more chocolate. To thin it, add more cream. Adjust the proportions gradually until you achieve the desired thickness.

What are some creative garnish ideas for a strawberry truffle cake?

In addition to fresh strawberries and chocolate shavings, you can garnish the cake with edible flowers, mint leaves, or even drizzle white chocolate over the top for an artistic touch.


Make sure to check out more of my fun Valentine’s Day ideas:

Candy Covered Heart Shaped Brownies

Printable Valentine’s Jokes

Valentine’s Coupon Book

Valentine’s Photo Booth Props


Strawberry Truffle Cake Recipe

Strawberry Truffle Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
45 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Strawberry Truffle Cake is the most decadent and delicious recipe.  If you love chocolate covered strawberries, you MUST make this cake!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, strawberry truffle cake
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Kristen Duke
  • 1 box Devil's food cake mix
  • vegetable oil see boxed cake mix for quantity
  • eggs see boxed cake mix for quantity
  • water see boxed cake mix for quantity
  • 16 oz semisweet baking chocolate 8 oz each (or 2 full bags semi sweet chips), finely chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter do not use margarine
  • 2 cups cut-up fresh strawberries
  • 6 strawberries cut in half lengthwise through stem
  • 1/4 cup white vanilla baking chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  1. Make box cake mix in a 9x13 pan according to package directions, then let cool completely.

  2. Once the cake has cooled, chop the bakers chocolate and set it aside in a large bowl.

  3. In 2-quart saucepan, stir whipping cream and butter over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture comes to a boil. Then pour cream mixture over chopped chocolate and stir until smooth.

  4. Line bottom of 9-inch springform pan with waxed paper round. 

  5. Cut cake into 1-inch cubes. In large bowl, beat half of the cake cubes on low speed until cake is crumbly.  Then add the remaining cake and 1 3/4 cups of the ganache (reserve remaining ganache for topping). Beat on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed until well combined (mixture will look like fudge).

  6. Fold in 2 cups of cut-up strawberries. 

  7. Spoon mixture into springform pan; smooth top. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm enough to unmold. (about 45 minutes)

  8. Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake. Place serving plate upside down on pan; turn pan and plate over.

  9. Frost side and top of cake with the remaining ganache. Arrange strawberry halves on top of cake.

  10. In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips and 1/2 teaspoon oil uncovered on High 45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted. Place in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; cut off tiny corner of bag. Drizzle over top of cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

  11. Cake is best served the same day.

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