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Strawberries and Chocolate Shortcake

Strawberry and chocolate shortcake
Strawberries with Chocolate Shortcake

This is an easy elegant dessert to serve to family and friends. It calls for bittersweet chocolate, which can be found at your local grocery store. You could also use chocolate chips and chop them finely.

Ingredients for strawberry Chocolate Shortcake
Chocolate, butter, sugar, flour ingredients in shortcake


Serves 8

2 pounds strawberries, hulled and sliced
3 tablespoons white sugar

For the shortcake:

2 cups flour
1/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into tiny pieces
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup buttermilk

Whipping cream, freshly whipped

Directions:

Place berries in a bowl and sprinkle sugar on top. Stir and set aside.

For the shortcake:

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

Add butter and rub in with fingertips until it resembles coarse meal. Add chocolate and buttermilk. With a fork, stir until a dough forms.

Transfer dough to the cake pan and bake until golden on top, about 30 minutes.

When cooked, cut shortcake into eight wedges.

Slice each wedge in half. Place half a wedge on a plate, cover with strawberries and whipping cream. Then, add top wedge and cover with more strawberries. Add a large dollop of whipping cream on top and serve.

Strawberries with chocolate shortcake
Chocolate shortcake with strawberries

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