Line or grease the baking tin and pre heat the oven at 180 degree C for 15 mins.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt together in a mixing bowl and keep aside.
Take 2 tbsp of flour and mix with chopped strawberries and chocolate chips separately in two different bowls and keep aside. This will prevent the fruit and the choco chips from sinking inside the cake.
Cream sugar and butter till sugar is completely dissolved.
Add in the eggs one at a time and blend with an electric blender till light ans fluffy.
Add vanilla extract and give a quick blend again.
Now add half of the flour mix along with half yogurt and fold to make a batter. Again add the other half of both flour mix and yogurt and fold till the batter is smooth.
Mix strawberries and chocolate ships in the batter and pour into the greased tin and tap gently on the counter.
Place the tin inside the pre heated oven and bake for 45-50 mins at 180 degree C or till the tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Transfer the cake on a wire rack till it cool down completely.
For making chocolate ganache :
Collect chopped chocolate pieces in a bowl and add 2 tbsp butter in it.
Heat cream in a wok till bubble appears.
Turn off the heat and immediately pour the cream all over the chocolate pieces covering it completely.
Allow it to rest for 5 mins, then mix the cream and chocolate with a hand whisk till smooth and silky.
Let the ganache cool down completely.
Pour in the chocolate ganache over the cake loaf starting from the center.
Slice few strawberries and garnish the cake.
Cut the cake to make even slices and serve with tea or coffee.
If you like this fruity, chocolaty cake recipe then try making it this Valentine for your special one and share your story with me in comments below.