Chocolate-Strawberry Shortcake

77 12 servings, 1 piece (92 g) each
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12 servings, 1 piece (92 g) each

Love strawberry shortcake? The fresh berries, creamy filling and moist chocolate cake layers…wait, chocolate cake layers? Yes, our Chocolate-Strawberry Shortcake recipe has a twist!

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  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Mix first 4 ingredients in large bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add next 3 ingredients; mix well. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round pans. Mix remaining granulated sugar and the brown sugar; sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake 12 min. or until toothpick inserted in centres comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Melt semi-sweet chocolate as directed on package. Place 1 cake layer on plate; top with half each of Cool Whip and berries. Cover with second cake layer. Top with remaining Cool Whip and berries; drizzle with semi-sweet chocolate.


If you don't have buttermilk, use this easy substitution. Add 1-1/2 tsp. Heinz Distilled White Vinegar or lemon juice to measuring cup. Add enough milk to measure 1/2 cup. Let stand 5 min.


Prepare using Cool Whip Light Whipped Topping.


  • 12 servings, 1 piece (92 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 1 piece (92 g) each
Calories 250
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 35g
Dietary fibre 2g
Sugars 18g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 40 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • kluedtke |

    This cake was delicious but I would heat the milk with the chocolate because when melted chocolate was added it to cold milk it hardened and didn't mix nicely into the batter. I used a variety of berries and only made it as a single layer. Will make second layer for dessert tomorrow.