Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Adding Country Crock® and chocolate to the classic shortcake recipe makes for deliciously tender and moist chocolate...
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
Country Crock

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Adding Country Crock® and chocolate to the classic shortcake recipe makes for deliciously tender and moist chocolate shortcake. It’s perfect for that showstopper dessert!

Ingredients

  • 3 squares (1 ounce each) semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 Cup Country Crock Spreadable Butter With Canola Oil
  • 3/4 sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 Cups water
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced (about 2 cups), tossed with 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Cups sweetened whipped cream

Directions

Microwave chocolate with Country Crock® Spreadable Butter With Canola Oil in large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1-1/2 minutes or until chocolate is melted; stir until smooth. Beat in 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed. Beat in eggs, then 1/4 cup flour, baking soda and salt. Alternately beat in remaining 1 cup flour and water until blended. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack; remove from pan and cool completely.

Meanwhile, combine strawberries with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in medium bowl. To serve, slice cake in half, horizontally. Arrange bottom half of cake on serving platter. Evenly top with strawberries, then 1-1/2 cups sweetened whipped cream. Top with remaining half of cake and remaining whipped cream. Garnish, if desired, with additional strawberries.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.