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Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake

March 4, 2017 (Last Updated: June 16, 2019)

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Fresh strawberries and chunks of chocolate make this Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake irresistible!

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Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake is made with fresh strawberries and chunks of chocolate!

I know it is almost spring! Never mind waking up everyday this week to find another two inches of newly fallen snow or the two feet of snow that still covers the ground. Nope, I can tell spring is almost here by all the fresh strawberries in the grocery store!

Biscuit dough filled with chunks of chocolate and topped with fresh cream.

They are a sure sign that there is warmer weather somewhere! We have been buying these strawberries in droves. I just can’t resist them every time I walk through the produce section. And the kids are eating them up faster than I can buy them.

Strawberry Shortcake biscuits arranged on a white plate with fresh cut strawberries in the background.

I decided it was time to make strawberry shortcake, but I decided it was time to mix up the good ol’ classic strawberry shortcake and made strawberry chocolate shortcake!

I think anytime you take something good and want to make it great you just add chocolate!

Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

When making shortcake you want to handle the dough as little as possible. I mixed the dough in a bowl with a spoon, kneaded once or twice by hand to incorporate all the flour and then pressed it out into a thick circle.

Having a perfect biscuit cutter makes everything easier. I baked the biscuits on a silicone baking sheet. There was no stick and no mess!

A bowlful of fresh whipped cream and biscuits and strawberries in the background.

These strawberry shortcakes were a hit and made springtime seem a little closer! These blueberry shortcakes would also be a delicious treat anytime of the year!

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5 from 4 votes
Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake is made with fresh strawberries and chunks of chocolate!
Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
42 mins

Strawberry shortcake with chunks of chocolate baked in the shortcake.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate shortcake, shortcake recipes, strawberry recipes, strawberry shortcake
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 544 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 pints strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped milk chocolate
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
Other Ingredients
  • 2 cups whipped cream lightly sweetened
  • 1 Tablespoon shaved milk chocolate
  1. Wash, hull and slice strawberries. Add sugar and lightly mix. Set aside for at least 20 minutes until the juice begins to flow.

  1. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. 

  2. Stir in the chocolate

  3. Mix in the heavy cream, stirring just until the dough begins to come together.

  4. Use your hands to form dough into a ball. Press dough against the sides to incorporate any remaining flour.  

  5. Lightly knead the dough two to three times, just to further mix the ingredients together.

  6. Place on a very lightly floured surface and pat out into a circle. Keep dough approximately one inch high.

  7. Use a three inch biscuit cutter and cut out biscuits. Place on a  baking tray covered with a silicone baking liner or on a lightly greased baking tray.

  8. Rework any scraps together to make additional shortcakes. 

  9. Brush the surfaces of shortcakes lightly with additional heavy cream. 

  10. Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden.

  11. Cool on a baking rack. 

Assembling the Shortcakes
  1. Use a fork to split the shortcakes.

  2. Place the bottom half of a shortcake on a plate.  Place a dollop of whipped cream, a spoonful of strawberries and then the top of the shortcake. Add another dollop of whipped cream on top and garnish with a sliced strawberry and chocolate shavings.

  3. Serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

Strawberries and shortcakes can be prepared ahead of time.Ā 


Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 544 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 131mg6%
Potassium 527mg15%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 920IU18%
Vitamin C 93.1mg113%
Calcium 174mg17%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  • Reply
    Katie Crenshaw
    April 4, 2017 at 6:44 am

    5 stars
    Kathy, these look irresistible!! I am a huge fan of strawberry shortcake. I have never had it with chocolate, but it sounds brilliant.

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    March 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

    The one thing that makes strawberry shortcake better is chocolate, that’s for sure! You’ve got quite the dessert here! Love the combo of chocolate and strawberries and this looks SO good! We still have snow here too, but on the odd day you can kind of smell spring in the air. Bring it, I say šŸ™‚

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    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 10, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I am eagerly waiting for the Spring, but it is -5Ā°C and a lot of snow here so I am not sure when will the spring arrive here. But I so want this adorable and delicious chocolate shortcake in my life today itself. šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    March 10, 2017 at 7:13 am

    A million times yes to this incredible post! I’m even more excited for berry season now that you’ve shared this recipe. I HAVE to try it šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    March 8, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Everything is better with a little chocolate in it :). These strawberry shortcakes look delicious!

  • Reply
    March 8, 2017 at 5:47 am

    such a great dessert for spring! love it!

    • Reply
      March 10, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Luckily strawberry season is nice and long! Lots of strawberry chocolate shortcake!

  • Reply
    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    March 7, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    It was 75 and I was grilling two weekends ago and just this past weekend it was -2 with the wind chill. I’m so ready for Spring and Summer! I’m also ready for a big plate of some strawberry chocolate shortcakes. Way to make a classic way better Kathy! Honesty I don’t know why I’ve never thought of of adding chocolate to the biscuits but glad you did šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      March 10, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Such crazy, fickle weather! Spring is coming!

  • Reply
    March 6, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Oh my! I love how you added chocolate to the mix! These strawberry chocolate shortcakes have to be the prettiest I’ve ever seen!

    • Reply
      March 7, 2017 at 5:25 am

      These were gobbled up lickity split in my house!

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    March 6, 2017 at 10:02 am

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely delicious, Kathy! I LOVE strawberry shortcake, because YUMMM, but chocolate strawberry shortcake?! GENIUS! This looks fabulous, my friend! Cheers!

    • Reply
      March 7, 2017 at 5:24 am

      Thanks, Cheyanne! Strawberries are so yummy right now and I am using them in just about everything!

  • Reply
    March 6, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Beautiful! And way more fun than plain old shortcake!

    • Reply
      March 7, 2017 at 5:24 am

      Thanks šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    March 6, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Yes! I have totally noticed the influx of fresh strawberries in the store…and I love it. Like you, we are still bitterly cold here, but we’ve started getting some warmer days sneaking in now and then. I love this idea of chocolate shortcakes! I haven’t make a good shortcake in quite a while now, and I’m thinking this needs to happen on a Saturday morning in the near future. šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      March 7, 2017 at 5:24 am

      Warmer days are coming!

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    March 5, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I agree, adding chocolate takes everything to the next level! I love these strawberry chocolate shortcakes! They look incredibly good and I’d really want one! Hurray for soon to come spring!

    • Reply
      March 7, 2017 at 5:22 am

      I love strawberry shortcake and the chocolate really does add a lot!

  • Reply
    London || Gluten Free with L.B.
    March 5, 2017 at 9:39 am

    5 stars
    These look so yummy and perfect for Spring!! Lovely pictures, too šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      March 7, 2017 at 5:21 am

      Thanks! I keep waiting for the weather to become more spring-like!

  • Reply
    March 5, 2017 at 6:01 am

    These. Look. Amazing. Chocolate has obviously been the missing ingredient!

    • Reply
      March 7, 2017 at 5:20 am

      Just wait till you give them a try! Delicious!

  • Reply
    March 4, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    That looks great. 2 of my favorite flavors – chocolate and strawberries. I bought my first fresh strawberries of the year about 3 weeks ago and they were nice and juicy. And on sale! I guess I’ll have to buy some more to make this recipe. Yum!

    • Reply
      March 7, 2017 at 5:20 am

      You just can’t go wrong with chocolate and strawberries!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    March 4, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Bring on the spring and warm weather! I cannot imagine two inches of snow on top of two feet of snow. Yikes! Thank goodness for strawberry shortcake and chocolate!

    • Reply
      March 7, 2017 at 5:20 am

      And the snow still continues! This week it is forecasted everyday! I’m going to need more strawberry shortcake to make it through this winter!

  • Reply
    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    March 4, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    5 stars
    Spring is definitely here – glad to see you are getting a taste of it so early, Kathy. What is it about strawberry shortcakes that makes them so appealing- the name is so cute and they are so yummy! Your photos look great!

    • Reply
      March 7, 2017 at 5:19 am

      I know I can’t resist them! šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    March 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Very rustic looking shortcake, Kathy! I’m used to seeing the store-bought ‘yellow-cake’ variety. Yours certainly looks like it has more flavor. Yippee- it’s almost Spring time!

    • Reply
      March 4, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      These are rustic looking and nothing at all like what you buy in the store. These shortcakes are more biscuit like than cake like.

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