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Strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberries topped with whipped cream.
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5 from 5 votes

Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake with chunks of chocolate baked in the shortcake.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 544kcal
Author: Kathy

Ingredients

Strawberries

  • 2 pints strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar

Shortcakes

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup chopped milk chocolate
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream

Other Ingredients

  • 2 cups whipped cream lightly sweetened
  • 1 Tablespoon shaved milk chocolate

Instructions

Strawberries

  • Wash, hull and slice strawberries. Add sugar and lightly mix. Set aside for at least 20 minutes until the juice begins to flow.

Shortcakes

  • In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. 
  • Stir in the chocolate
  • Mix in the heavy cream, stirring just until the dough begins to come together.
  • Use your hands to form dough into a ball. Press dough against the sides to incorporate any remaining flour.  
  • Lightly knead the dough two to three times, just to further mix the ingredients together.
  • Place on a very lightly floured surface and pat out into a circle. Keep dough approximately one inch high.
  • 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.
  • Rework any scraps together to make additional shortcakes. 
  • Brush the surfaces of shortcakes lightly with additional heavy cream. 
  • Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden.
  • Cool on a baking rack. 

Assembling the Shortcakes

  • Use a fork to split the shortcakes.
  • 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.
  • Serve immediately. 

Notes

Strawberries and shortcakes can be prepared ahead of time. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 920IU | Vitamin C: 93.1mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 3mg