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Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

 Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes
Shortcake is one of the greatest desserts, especially when using fresh strawberries. These chocolate strawberry shortcakes are a great treat to serve to guests. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar
  • 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 10 fresh strawberries or grated chocolate, optional
  • Grated chocolate, optional

Directions

  • Combine strawberries and 1/3 cup sugar; refrigerate if desired. In a
  • large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder,
  • salt and remaining sugar. Cut in butter and 2/3 cup chips until

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Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • crumbly. Add half-and-half and stir until just moistened.
  • Divide dough into 8 patties, about 3/4-in. thick. Place on parchment
  • paper-lined baking sheets. Brush with egg white; sprinkle with
  • coarse sugar and remaining chips.
  • Bake at 450° for 13 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat
  • whipping cream and confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form.
  • Refrigerate.
  • To assemble, split shortcakes in half. Place cake bottoms on dessert
  • plates. Top with about two-thirds of the strawberries, whipped cream
  • and fudge topping. Replace shortcake tops; top with remaining
  • berries, cream and topping. Garnish with chocolate if desired.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 633 calories, 32 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 438 mg sodium, 81 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 8 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.