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This is a dessert that my wife loves.  I make it for her birthday, Valentines Day, and anytime I mess up.  There are a few steps but very easy.  While this makes a layer cake I have modified this to make cupcakes and that worked great to.  The last step is how to make this into cupcakes.  I am submitting this to the Valentine's Day Challenge.  Please vote if you like this also please leave a comment if you make this. 

Warning- when my wife takes some of this into work her co-workers get very jealous and what her to bring them some.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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This is what you need:
Cookie sheet
Parchment paper
Mixer- hand or stand
Chocolate mixer - electric fondue pot or double boiler
Sauce brush - I use a silicone BBQ sauce brush

14oz chocolate- I recommend Toblerone
2/3 cup Half and half
3 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
8oz strawberries - more or less depending on taste

Step 2: Make the meringue base layers

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This recipe is based off of "Chocolate Meringue Cookies" 

-Preheat oven to 300 degrees
-Spray the cookie sheet with Pam and place parchment paper to cover cookie sheet- Pam helps parchment paper stick to sheet
-Mix sugar and coco powder
-Combine egg whites, cream of tartar, and vanilla.
-Beat until the whites form soft peaks.
-Then slowly add sugar mixture while continuing mixing until stiff peaks.  (I have only ever had it get to stiff peaks once, so get it close it still turn out just as good.
-Make three strips of meringue - see picture below
-Bake 25 to 30 minutes. 
-Let cool- it should look like the last picture

Step 3: Make the Chocolate

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In whatever you decide on melting your chocolate in, add 2/3 cup half and half and your chocolate.
Slowly melt chocolate and try not to eat it
The half and half allows the chocolate to be liquid at a lower temperature and keeps the chocolate from becoming rock hard when it cools.
artvic3 years ago
It is cool recipe!!! Thank you. Welcome to my blog in russian
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Chocolate + Strawberry anything = win in my book!