Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake


I like to serve this chocolate strawberry shortcake on Valentine's Day. It's really good and looks nice on the table. I have had this recipe for over 40 years.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 9-inch layer cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 pints strawberries, sliced

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease two 9-inch layer pans.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, 1/3 cup sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, mixing until just moistened. Spread batter evenly into the prepared layer pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool.

  4. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine strawberries and remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes.

  5. Remove shortcake layers from the pans. Place one layer on a serving plate; cover with 1/2 of the of strawberry mixture and 1/2 of the whipped topping. Place remaining shortcake layer on top, then remaining strawberry mixture and remaining whipped topping. Drizzle chocolate syrup over top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
16g Fat
41g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 381mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 35mg 175%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 204mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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