Neapolitan Cake (Chocolate, Vanilla & Strawberry)

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June 18, 2015 / 41 Comments

If you love chocolate, this Neapolitan Cake is definitely for you!  The cake is dark, moist, rich and tender, the strawberry and vanilla frostings goes perfectly with the cocoa flavor. Surprisingly, my boyfriend fell love in this cake, although I thought that he prefers fruity flavors. Despite the fact that I don’t like to bake same the things twice, I can make an exception for this wonderful cake.

 

Ingredients:

chocolate cake:

  • 10 oz (290 g) flour,
  • 5.3 oz (150 g) butter,
  • 4 eggs,
  • 8.8 oz (250 g) sugar,
  • 1/2 pt (365 ml) heavy cream,
  • 7.6 fl oz (225 ml) hot coffee,
  • 2.1 oz (60 g) cocoa powder,
  • 2 tsp baking powder,
  • 2 tbs vanilla extract,
  • pinch of salt

vanilla frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar,
  • 1 tbs butter, softened,
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract,
  • 1 tbs milk

strawberry frosting:

  • 1/2 cup strawberry puree,
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter,
  • 2 1/2- 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar,
  • few drops of red coloring (optional)

chocolate frosting:

  • 4 oz  (113) semi-sweet chocolate, chopped,
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream,
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter

Recipe:

chocolate cake:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Butter one 8-inch round cake pan.

2. In a large bowl combine sugar and butter. Add eggs, heavy cream, coffee and vanilla extract. Stir to mix.

3. In a separate bowl, combine sieved flour, pinch of salt, baking powder and cocoa.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until evenly distributed.

5. Pour the batter into prepared cake pan.

6. Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.

7. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

vanilla frosting:

1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, butter, milk and vanilla.

2. Beat on medium speed until smooth and fluffy. 

strawberry frosting:

1. Pour strawberry puree to a small saucepan. Heat mixture over medium heat, and simmer for about 10 – 14 minutes

2. Pour reduced puree into a small bowl, then freeze until cool.

3. In the medium bowl whip the butter until fluffy.

4. Add cooled strawberry puree, powdered sugar red food coloring.

5. Mix until combined. Add more powdered sugar if needed to reach desired consistency.

chocolate frosting:

1. Heat butter and the cream until it starts to boil. Set aside.

2. Add melted and cooled chocolate, beating until combined and scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

assemble:

1. Cut a cake into three layers.

2. Put your first cake layer on the plate, and spread the vanilla evenly across layer.

3. Put the second cake layer on top and repeat with strawberry frosting.

4. Put the final cake layer on the top.

5. Frost entire outside of cake with a chocolate frosting.

6. Chill until the frosting begins to firm-up, about 30 minutes.

Bon Appétit!

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41 Comments

  1. Amber says:

    Wow!
    Cudo po prostu…

  2. Thats an incredibly beautiful and delicious cake. I love all of that dark chocolate and the contrasting pink icing is so pretty.

  3. Marzena says:

    Wspaniale wygląda ale chciałabym także przepis 🙂 po polsku 🙂

  4. I did not knew that this kind of torts called Napolitan!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

    • marcela says:

      They are not 😉 Neapolitan refers to a block of ice cream composed of layers of different flavors, usually chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. That’s why I called my cake like this;)

  5. chef mimi says:

    That is a beautiful cake! Too complicated for me, but I don’t really bake!

  6. Gąska says:

    za słodko jak dla mnie 😉

  7. Beth says:

    When a food blogger makes the same thing more than once, it has to be good! Your cake definitely looks like it fits the bill.

  8. Regina says:

    It looks so pretty Marcela, and it might be so delicious. Nothing can go wrong when we mix these 3 ingredients.

    ps.: I have used the beautiful cake shape form I won, but didi not had a chance to make a post of it yet, but hopefully soon I will :))

  9. What a gorgeous cake! Strawberry + chocolate + vanilla really is the perfect flavor combination, I’m sure it is great in this dessert 🙂

  10. Natalie says:

    Szczęka mi opadła! Ono jest cudowne!

  11. Magda C. says:

    Fantastycznie wygląda!

  12. the pink frosting looks so amazing next to the chocolate 🙂

  13. iza says:

    przepięknie wygląda!!!

  14. Olka says:

    Obłędne to ciacho! Aż ślinka cieknie 🙂 pozdrawiam !

  15. Angie says:

    Ale to ciacho musi być pyszne>3

  16. Piękny ,delikatna dekoracja ,mmmm…

  17. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    3 different kinds of frosting! The cake must have tasted amazing!

  18. Natalia says:

    Jak zwykle wypieki wyglądają super. ^^

  19. candypandas1 says:

    Wygląda fajnie na taki zbity i ciężki 🙂 Cudny 🙂

  20. Ależ Ty robisz znakomitości ;).

  21. Liz Berg says:

    What a gorgeous cake! Perfect for my chocolate loving family—but I love that you’ve broken it up with some vanilla and strawberry frostings!

  22. I would definetely bake these cake twice! It is amazing!! 😉

  23. OH hubba hubba! I need this cake in my life!

  24. grace says:

    this sounds delicious! and so rich! i love the pink accent and pretty much everything about what you’ve created here–bravo.

  25. Właśnie piję kawę i nie pogardziłabym taką porcją do kawki. Pychota!

  26. Mniam mniam pycha!! 🙂

  27. marcelina says:

    Marcela wygląda bajecznie! Kusisz z rana, aż mam ochotę spróbować taki mały kawałeczek 😉

  28. INNA MAMA says:

    No to czas będzie wymienić garderobę:) ciasto-cudo!

  29. zmun2 says:

    The cake looks very pretty with the ring of pink frosting. I like the combination of chocolate and strawberry. I did not know that you do not like to bake the same thing twice. Why not if they are tasty and you want to eat them again.

  30. gosiajakacka says:

    Bossski 🙂 Ja tam czekoladę kocham i zjem w każdej ilości, więc nie pogardziłabym takim 🙂

  31. mysza75 says:

    Piękny torcik do tego czekoladowy mocno mniam

  32. What a delicious-looking cake, sweetie! Sounds so good! Kisses

  33. Dorota says:

    Kocham te Twoje desery, są estetycznie i piękne! 🙂

  34. iza says:

    przepiękny!!!!

  35. Obłędnie pysznie tu Marcelo 🙂 Dawno mnie nie było i widzę, że mega zmiany u Ciebie. Bardzo mnie to cieszy:)

    Pozdrawiam ciepło 🙂 Di.

  36. Jasmin says:

    Yes, it’s perfect for us chocolate addicts 🙂
    Maybe I’ll just change the color of frosting 😉

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