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. 


Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 544 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 131mg 5%
Potassium 527mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 28g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 18.4%
Vitamin C 112.8%
Calcium 17.4%
Iron 16.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.