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Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake
    Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake


    Servings: 10
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Bake Time: 15-18 minutes
    Cool Time: not specified
    Start to Finish: 38 minutes + cooling time
    Times are approximate


    3-1/2 cups baking mix
    2/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
    1/2 cup baking cocoa
    1 cup milk
    1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
    1 egg white
    2-1/2 pints fresh strawberries
    2 cups whipping cream
    3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
    1 cup chocolate syrup

    Suggested Items:
    mixing bowl
    baking sheets
    basting brush
    wire rack
    electric mixer


    In a bowl, combine baking mix, 2/3 cup sugar and cocoa. Stir in milk And butter; mix well.

    Drop by 1/3 cupfuls at least 2 inches apart onto a greased baking sheet.

    Beat egg white until foamy; brush over shortcakes. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.

    Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

    Set aside 10 whole strawberries; slice remaining strawberries.

    In a mixing bowl, beat cream and confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form. Just before serving, split shortcakes horizontally. Spoon half of the whipped cream and all of the sliced berries between cake layers. Spoon remaining whipped cream on top. Drizzle with chocolate syrup; top with a whole berry.

    Yield: 10 servings.


    Remember, cooking times may vary depending on ovens, so test doneness before stated cooking times.

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