Is there any combination more decadent than strawberries and chocolate? I think not. We’re still on a major strawberry kick around here, and my latest creation is this insanely moist, rich chocolate buttermilk cake with whipped coconut cream and strawberries. I came across The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook somewhere along the way in my travels. I absolutely love cookbooks that also tell a story, which this book does in the form of snippets of life on a small Vermont dairy farm. I love baking with buttermilk, often adding it to my pancakes to make them lighter and fluffier. With this cake, the buttermilk adds moisture, helping to lighten the incredible chocolatey richness.
I topped the cake with whipped coconut cream (be sure to use full fat coconut milk and pour off the water!) and heaps of fresh strawberries. We ate this cake on the first official day of summer, which felt appropriate!