It’s been quite a while since I’ve added anything here. As with most everyone now, I have been able to spend more time baking although I have had to be careful because there is also a lack of eaters. I’ve been used to making huge batches to take to work and even though perfectly willing, husband and I alone shouldn’t try to keep up. I most often see pictures of something that looks really good and can’t resist. Plus . . . chocolate! It was delicious and really pretty. It did take some time so you need to plan ahead, but isn’t difficult.
I basically followed this recipe from King Arthur Flour https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/gesines-chocolate-and-strawberry-cream-puff-cake-recipe but I was a little lazy and skipped the cream puffs. I recommend the recipe as it was pretty easy to follow and I will definitely make it again, maybe with raspberries. I suppose that would make it not a Fraisier but I’ve never been one to follow a recipe exactly.
I was surprised that the cake recipe had no eggs and wasn’t sure what to expect but it came out very moist and chocolaty. I’m going to remember that if I ever run out of eggs and want to make a cake. It made more mousse than would fit in the pan but we were able to overcome that calamity with a couple of spoons.