Company Name - AUTHOR
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner


Recent Posts

ROCK ANGEL to be published in 2017!!
French Country Re-finish
JUST LOOK
CAMPFIRE BIRTHDAY CAKE!
HOPE IN A BOOK---Gracen Ripperger, The Book Angel!

Most Popular Posts

SHAMELESS PROMOTION OF GUITAR HOUSE OF TULSA~
BOB HEIL MICROPHONES~
DUCK DYNASTY AND BEARDS
TROPICAL LEAVES AND CHRISTMAS TREES IN OKLAHOMA
BEAUTIFUL-BLESSED EASTER

Categories

"ROCK ANGEL" y/a novel by Jody French
1 P-36 Deletion Sundrome
BREAST CANCER
DIY HOME PROJECTS
forrest french music
painted furniture
Pumpkin town
Red Dirt Rocker--Jody French Author
ROCKIN-N-ROLL-N-RECIPES---MUSIC-N-MEALS
Sky Tan Coweta, OK

Archives

June 2016
April 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
May 2015
February 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013

powered by

My Blog

THE BROTHER'S JOHNSON AND STRAWBERRY CAKE!

This week music and meals features a song by, The Brother's Johnson.  "Strawberry Letter 23."  The first few bell notes, sure brings back memories of  summer days in the 70's.  Just makes me sigh~

My recipe is for a cake that I made yesterday for my daughter's 26th, (oh Lordie, I feel old) birthday.  I call it my strawberry mousse, chocolate fortress cake. 

It's a rockin', three layer, chocolate fudge cake, filled and covered in delightful strawberry mouse, surrounded by an abstract tower of chocolate, and topped with chocolate covered strawberries. 

 We just walked in from church, and dinner's not until 5:00 so, I've got my work cut out for me trying to keep my husband and son out of it---lots of hand slapping going on.

"Strawberry Letter 23" and a big slice of strawberry chocolate heaven.


The finished product---I love how the fortress of chocolate is protecting the pillow-y strawberry mousse.  I cannot wait to cut into the three layer wonder and let the wall fall where it may...hopefully, mostly on my plate~












List of ingredients:

2 chocolate fudge cake mixes--prepared as directed.  You'll have three layers and enough left over for a batch of cupcakes :)

Strawberry Mousse for filling--
41/2 cups of whipping cream
1/2 cup of icing sugar (powder sugar)
2 tblsp of strawberry preserves or jam
2 cups pureed fresh strawberries

20 oz of semi-sweet baking chocolate
parchment paper

chocolate shavings for topping as well as 4 chocolate covered strawberries






I started with two boxed cake mixes.  I used chocolate fudge.  It'll make your three layers, plus a batch of cupcakes!









See, there they are (the extra cupcakes) photo bombing the strawberry preserves used for the mousse.






You'll need to whip up 41/2 cups of whipping cream with 1/2 powdered sugar.  Then fold in gently, 2 cups pureed strawberries---I used an old fashioned potato masher to puree strawberries, and 2 heaping tbls strawberry preserves.






For the chocolate fortress around the cake, melt 20 oz of semi sweet baking chocolate over a double boiler until smooth.







As the chocolate is melting, ice the three layers in between and on top with the strawberry mousse.  Then lick the bowl---I have no self control--

You're getting close!









Now the tricky part.  Fold two rectangles of parchment paper the length of a cookie sheet.  Pour half of the melted chocolate onto each rectangle, spreading it out with a spoon so each one will wrap half way around your cake and connect at the seams.  Place the cookie sheets of chocolate in the refrigerator until the chocolate is set.  Then flash melt the chocolate rectangles for approximately 30 seconds.  Carefully lift the parchment paper and place around outside of cake, pressing gently until adhered.  Leave on the parchment paper and place back in the refrigerator until chocolate is set again.  Remove cake and gently peel off the parchment paper.   Repeat process for the second chocolate sheet, gently pressing the seams of the chocolate coating where they meet at sides to construct one solid wall of rich, decadent chocolate around your luscious strawberry mouse, fudge cake.

I hope you get a chance to listen to "Strawberry Letter 23" and eat something delightfully strawberry.  The song truly evokes carefree memories of the fabulous 70's.  I was 11 years old, and roller skated, or skateboarded everywhere---on an old wooden skateboard with metal wheels non-the-less.  

Here's to bell bottoms, and amazing music with a funky groove~~~


You need Flash Player in order to view this.
Brohers Johnson Strawberry Letter # 23
for more soul and dance classic's , look on Funkerman's Hard To Find Beats BlogspotAsk now for an invite [email protected]


























2 Comments to THE BROTHER'S JOHNSON AND STRAWBERRY CAKE!:

Comments RSS
pay per click publisher on Monday, December 01, 2014 2:56 AM
the same subject that your site deals in. If you sell car parts write press releases and articles about cars and car parts. Attach your sites description and services at the end of the article as well as the link.6
Reply to comment


rolex sea dweller on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 6:26 AM
The subsequent time I read a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a lot as this one. I imply, I do know it was my option to read, however I really thought youd have one thing attention-grabbing to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about one thing that you would repair in case you werent too busy looking for attention.
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint