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."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 375 cals

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  • 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 scone. I think this is a really good recipe, though you're doing it a big disservice if you use frozen whipped topping instead of real whipped cream on top!


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 in quarters first and then slice. And do not add chocolate topping until right before you serve it, otherwise it melts on top of it and looks stupid. I definately recommend this recipe to anyone who loves a strawberry shortcake.

Pam Ziegler Lutz

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