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Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Things You'll Need

  • 6 cups fresh strawberries
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup (1/2 pt.)cold whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

How to Make

  • 1. Reserve 6 strawberries. Slice remaining berries; in bowl, gently stir together sliced berries and 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Heat oven to 450°F. Grease 8-inch round baking pan.
  • 2. Stir together flour, cocoa, remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir together milk and egg; add all at once to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Spread dough in prepared pan, building up edges slightly.
  • 3. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean; cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; place on serving plate. Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff. Arrange some sliced berries over cake; top with whipped cream. Garnish with reserved whole strawberries; serve with remaining sliced berries. Makes 12 servings.
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