"I don't have a sweet tooth, never really did, so it's strange that this cake is so comforting to me," says Aaron Turner. "When we had sweet things, it was all made by Mum: biscuits, cakes, rolls – you name it, Mum baked it. If I was ever asked what I'd like at Christmas or for birthdays it was always this chocolate ripple cake. I'd pick the strawberries from the top before anyone else could, which always ended with my sister throwing a tantrum and chasing me around the house."
Begin this recipe eight hours ahead to set the cake.