Chocolate-Strawberry Shortcakes


Chocolate biscuits bring an additional flavor dimension to this classic springtime dessert.

chocolate-strawberry shortcake on plate with fork
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 4 cup sliced strawberries

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter or margarine

  • 1 beaten egg

  • cup milk

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • Chocolate ice-cream topping (optional)

  • Whole strawberries (optional)

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Combine sliced strawberries and the 1/4 cup sugar. Set aside.

  2. For shortcakes, in a medium mixing bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, the 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter or margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine egg and milk; add all at once to flour mixture and stir just until moistened. Drop dough into 6 portions on prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool slightly on a wire rack.

  4. To serve, split warm shortcakes in half crosswise. In a chilled small mixing bowl beat whipping cream, the 2 tablespoons sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Spoon a little whipped cream on shortcake bottoms. Top with sliced strawberries. Add shortcake tops and top with remaining whipped cream. Drizzle with chocolate ice-cream topping and garnish with whole strawberries, if desired. Makes 6 servings.


Prepare and bake shortcakes; cool completely on wire rack. Place in freezer container or plastic freezer bag; seal, label, and freeze up to 2 weeks. To serve: wrap frozen shortcakes in foil. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes or until warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

546 Calories
33g Fat
58g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 546
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 466mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 55.5mg 278%
Calcium 252.4mg 19%
Iron 3.4mg 19%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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