Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes
Why give a box of chocolates when you can give a box of chocolates CAKE instead? This beautiful dessert is two treats in one—a chocolate cake filled with strawberry buttercream and fresh strawberries, plus gourmet chocolates on top! Even the candy wrappers are made of chocolate! It’s a gorgeous treat perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occasion.
This recipe calls for pasteurized egg whites. It is safe to consume egg whites without cooking them, as long as you make sure that the whites you buy are pasteurized. To save time, I buy them in a carton--look for 100% egg whites, not liquid egg substitute. If you cannot find them in a carton, you can buy pasteurized eggs and separate them yourself.