Got this idea from watching Food Networks "Best Thing I Ever Ate" Brunch. Alex Guarnaschelli's favorite Sunday Brunch item, Chocolate French Toast with fresh strawberries, coconut, whipped cream and chocolate cinnamon syrup Mmmmmmmmmm GoooooD !!!!
1The day before you serve this delicious dish prepare your chocolate cake mix per package instructions and pour into a well greased & floured bread pan(large size)bake at 325* for 40 minutes, allow to cool and remove from pan. Wrap loaf for the next days use.
2In a shallow casserole dish combine your 6 eggs, vanilla extract, brown sugar and milk together and whisk well. slice your strawberries and set aside, with a long serrated knife make nice uniform slices of your "chocolate bread" In a small saucepan combine your chocolate chips, maple syrup, cinnamon and butter and slowly melt over low heat (stirring often)
3pre-heat your skillet over med/high heat dip your "bread" slices in the egg mixture coating both sides and place in your pan, cook 2 minutes flip and cook 1-2 more minutes. Place bread on plate layer with strawberries, coconut, top with another slice of bread layer with strawberries, coconut, drizzle completely with cinnamon chocolate syrup, top with whipped cream a fresh strawberry slice and sprinkle with confectioners sugar....WOW!!!!!