|Strawberry Chocolate Cake Bites|
By the way, the amounts below are my best guess. You might end up with too much of one ingredient or another, but each is so yummy on its own, I doubt you'll have trouble finding a reason to eat them.
Strawberry Chocolate Cake Bites
48 one-inch cubes of angel food cake
12 medium to large strawberries, cleaned, hulled, and quartered
4 oz. tasty dark chocolate (I use Dove Dark Chocolate), coarsely chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Place chopped chocolate in a medium sized heat-proof bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring cream and butter to a simmer. Once cream/butter has come to a simmer, pour over the chocolate and let sit for about 10 minutes. Stir chocolate and cream with a rubber/silicone spatula until completely mixed. Set aside to cool to a pudding-like consistency, about an hour and a half to two hours, if room temperature is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once the chocolate ganache (chocolate and cream mixture) is the right consistency, spoon about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon onto each angel food cake cube. Pierce a strawberry quarter with a toothpick so that about half an inch extends beyond the bottom of the piece of strawberry, and then poke into the chocolate-topped cake cube. Pop one in your mouth to see if they taste good. They do.
Makes 4 dozen.