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Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

These Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes are the perfect portion of dessert. Every bite is filled with scrumptious chocolate biscuits, fluffy whipped cream and sweet juicy strawberries.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Dessert, Pastries
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 shortcakes
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Trang


Chocolate shortcakes

  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 oz cold butter
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Turbinado sugar for sprinkling the top of shortcakes

Macerated strawberries

  • 1 lbs strawberry
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar

Whipped cream


Prepare the strawberries

  • Hull and dice the strawberries into bite size pieces and toss with sugar. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Make the shortcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Add flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt to a medium bowl and whisk to combine all the dry ingredients.
  • Cube the cold butter and add to the flour mixture, toss to coat all the butter pieces with flour and rub the butter into the flour until coarse crumbs form, working quickly so the butter doesn’t melt.
  • Mix the egg, sour cream, milk and vanilla in a small bowl and beat to combine.
  • Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and add the liquid to it. Mix with a spatula until a wet dough is formed.
  • Use a 2 oz ice cream scoop to portion the dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. This will give you 8 shortcakes.
  • Sprinkle the top with plenty of turbinado sugar.
  • Bake at 400°F for 17 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer shortcakes onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Make whipped cream

  • Chill a mixing bowl and the whisk attachment in the refrigerator for about 15 - 30 minutes before making whipped cream.
  • Add the heaving whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract to the chill mixing bowl and mix on medium high speed until stiff peak.
  • To assemble the shortcakes, cut the shortcakes in half like a burger bun with a serrated knife, add a generous spoon of whipped cream, spoon strawberries along with some juice over the cream, replace the top portion. Enjoy right away.


Serving: 163g | Calories: 374kcal