Chocolate Strawberry Pocky Cake

I made this Chocolate Strawberry Pocky Cake for my friend’s birthday!  It was a perfect flavor combination for a hot summer outdoor party.  I loved making the little Pocky picket fence…

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The Pocky sticks surround three layers of chocolate honey cake with chocolate coffee ganache in between each layer.  I added a pinch of espresso to the cake batter to make the chocolate flavor a bit more refined.  The tweak made it easier to eat more cake!

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Strawberries dipped in milk and white chocolate offered a refreshing balance to the rich chocolate cake.

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I can’t wait to try this design on cupcakes, one berry per cupcake!

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gazing upon the cake

The hardest part about building cakes?  Not sampling the final product… Thank god I was invited to the party!