Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

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"I like to serve this shortcake on Valentine's Day. It's really good and looks nice on the table. I have had this recipe for over 40 years."


servings 375 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 375 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 19 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.1g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 477 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease two 9 inch layer pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, 1/3 cup sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter or margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, mixing until just moistened. Spread batter evenly into two prepared layer pans.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool.
  4. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar. Let the mixture stand 10 minutes.
  5. Cover the bottom shortcake layer with half of strawberry mixture and half of the whipped topping. Top with second shortcake layer, remaining strawberry mixture and whipped topping. Drizzle with chocolate topping.
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  1. 52 Ratings


I think some of the people who were not happy with this recipe might be confused about what "shortcake" is. Maybe they were expecting "cake". Shortcake is supposed to be more like a biscuit or s...

Looks beautiful, tastes delicious. I had a hard time cutting it. It was falling all over the place. I had large strawberries, so the slices were huge. I would probably cut the strawberries i...

Easy and very simple to make. I added a teaspoon of almond extract to the batter and it was very good.

A nearly identical recipe has been in my family for years. It is a wonderful recipe, but you do have to understand that the cake is a shortcake, not a typical American butter cake. It is not v...

I made this for a family Easter dinner yesterday & assembled it where we were having dinner,everyone was oohing & aahing over as it looked amazing & delicious.However,the cake itself was boring ...

There was nothing special about this dessert. The cake layers were okay. I probably won't make again.

Even before I poured the batter in the pan, I could tell that this was not going to work for me. I followed the recipe and am an experienced baker, but still the cake came out very dry and tast...

This yummy treat not only looked great, but tasted delicious. Best of all, it was super low-maintenance to make!

Used this for 4th of July with both strawberries and blueberries. Added sparklers on top. Travelled very well..took cakes in their disposable tins and berries in a bag. Used ReddiWhip instead...