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Monday, June 9, 2014

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake #StrawShortcake

I was provided coupons by Driscoll's to purchase my berries. All opinions and text are 100% my own. 

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake - with a simple made from scratch chocolate biscuit, homemade sweetened whipped cream and juicy strawberries - this a dessert perfect for Summer! #strawberries #chocolate #desserts #Driscollsberry #Driscolls  #StrawShortcake @Driscollsberry

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake - with a simple made from scratch chocolate biscuit, homemade sweetened whipped cream and juicy strawberries - this a dessert perfect for Summer! #strawberries #chocolate #desserts

I know the Fourth of July is still a few weeks away - but it's kind of a special day for me. It's my birthday!! One of my favorite summer desserts - especially Fourth of July desserts - is Strawberry Shortcake! Yes, I do consider it birthday food! :) 

I grew up eating the traditional little round yellow cakes you buy at the grocery store .... there's nothing wrong with them and I actually kind of like them. But sometimes, I like to do things my own way (ok - technically most of the time I like to do things my own way, but who's keeping track?!) .... Doing things my way in cooking and/or baking, often means from scratch so I can control what goes into the recipe and the quality of ingredients. 
Speaking of quality ingredients - I love to use Driscoll's berries for my Strawberry Shortcakes (and for other recipes!) because I know that I am receiving the best quality product!

I have a few Strawberry Shortcake variations that I make - but one of my absolute favorites is this Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake! What's not to love about a chocolate biscuit topped with fresh Summer strawberries and a cloud of homemade sweetened whipped cream?! Exactly. 

Just a side note - these biscuits are great for breakfast too!! Spread on some whipped honey cinnamon butter (which reminds me of another recipe I want to share!!) or your favorite jam for a slightly indulgent treat! :)

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake - with a simple made from scratch chocolate biscuit, homemade sweetened whipped cream and juicy strawberries - this a dessert perfect for Summer! #strawberries #chocolate #desserts



Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
Printable recipe
Yield: 6 servings (plus extra chocolate biscuits)

For the strawberries:
1 quart Driscoll's strawberries, sliced
½ cup sugar

For the chocolate biscuits:
2½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup cocoa powder
½ cup cups packed brown sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
¾ cup (1½ sticks) cold butter, cut into small cubes
 cups buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Extra ingredients:
Sweetened Whipped Cream or Cool Whip


Method:
Mix the strawberries with the ½ cup of sugar. Let stand for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla just until combined - DO NOT OVERMIX.

Drop batter by ⅓-cupfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 14-17 minutes, or until the biscuits are slightly golden brown on the edges and set. 

To serve: Split biscuits in half, top with sweetened whipped cream and strawberries. Replace the top part of the biscuit. Serve immediately. 


Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake - with a simple made from scratch chocolate biscuit, homemade sweetened whipped cream and juicy strawberries - this a dessert perfect for Summer! #strawberries #chocolate #desserts

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12 comments:

  1. Easy and simple, but looks killing delicious! I will give it a try. Pinned!
    Chelsea post tenancy cleaning

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  2. I LOVE strawberry shortcake! Annoyance is my first reaction to someone messing with it, but this looks too good not to try!
    Pinning this! Over The Apple Tree

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  3. This looks SOOOOOO good! I repinned it. And...I have strawberries that need to be used, so I think I might try this recipe this week.
    Thanks!

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  4. My mother used to make chocolate biscuits! Good Memory;))

    Hugs

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  5. Hi Jamie - love the idea of chocolate biscuits for strawberry shortcake - and having them for breakfast is a pretty awesome idea, too! :) Thanks for sharing and pinning! Hope you have a happy Tuesday! xo

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  6. Another winner Jamie! I have never thought to use chocolate cake for strawberry shortcake...lovely twist on a summer classic!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  7. This is brilliant! Why have I never thought of making chocolate strawberry shortcakes? Can't wait to try this one. :)

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  8. This is brilliant! Why have I never thought of making chocolate strawberry shortcakes? Can't wait to try this one. :)

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  9. Oh my! Three of my absolute faves rolled into one ... oh and I forgot the cream, so that makes four :-) Alice @ Mums Make Lists

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  10. This looks delicious! I just started a linkup for garden harvest recipes called Eating Inside the Box! It would be awesome if you would share this with us! Please add any other recipes to any fruit/veggie category you'd like! Enjoy the harvest!
    www.cultivatenourishing.com/strawberries/

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  11. Mmm ... what a great recipe! I will look for any excuse to eat chocolate, especially if it's with delicious strawberries. Thanks for sharing:)

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