Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes


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Shortcakes is one of the greatest desserts, especially when using fresh strawberries.  These chocolate strawberry shortcakes are a great treat to serve to guests.

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Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes Recipe


Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced

2/3 cup sugar, divided

2 cups flour

¼ cup baking cocoa

½ tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. salt

½ cup cold unsalted butter

2/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

¾ cup half-and-half cream

1 egg white, lightly beaten

1 Tbsp. coarse sugar

½ pint heavy whipping cream

3 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar

¾ cup hot fudge ice cream topping

10 fresh strawberries or grated chocolate, optional

Grated chocolate, optional


Combine strawberries and 1/3 cup sugar; refrigerate if desired.  In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar.  Cut in butter and 2/3 cup chips until crumbly.  Add half-and-half and stir until just moistened.

Divide dough into 8 patties, about ¾ inch thick.  Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.  Brush with egg whites; sprinkle with coarse sugar and remaining chips.

Bake at 450 F. for 13 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool.  Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat whipping cream and confectioners’ sugar until stiff peaks form.  Refrigerate.

To assemble, split shortcake in half.  Place cake bottoms on dessert plates.  Top with about two-thirds of strawberries, whipped cream and fudge topping.  Replace shortcakes tops; top with remaining berries. Cream and topping.  Garnish with chocolate if desired.            8 servings


(Recipe for Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes was on, 2014)


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