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Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

A strawberry shortcake recipe made with chocolate? It doesn't get any better than this.

Strawberry Quote: "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." (Dr. William Butler, 17th Century English Writer)

Tip: Fudges are better when you use good quality chocolate.

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Ingredients

2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powderv 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cup whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg; beaten
16 oz ricotta cheese
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 pt fresh strawberries; sliced

Method

In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter until mixture resembles cornmeal. In another bowl, combine cream, vanilla and beaten egg. Add all at once to flour mixture, stirring until just moistened. (Mixture will be stiff.) Spread mixture in two greased 8 or 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 425F for 10-12 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately turn out layers onto wire racks to cool.

Stir together ricotta cheese, sugar, vanilla and chocolate chips. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread half the ricotta filling over. Top with remaining cake layer and remaining filling. Top with sliced strawberries.

Enjoy your chocolate strawberry shortcake recipe. It's especially good with fresh strawberies but you could use frozen ones also.


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