Chocolate Nutella Strawberry Shortcake

Friday, June 1, 2012

Chocolate Nutella Strawberry Shortcake

I always buy a three pack of strawberries at the farmer's market. It's always a deal, and I can eat a whole pint in one sitting!

I was heading over to my friend Racheal's house and her 2 1/2 year old son, Caden can sniff out sweets a mile away. His very first sugar was a bite of my chocolate cinnamon bundt cake!

I cobbled together a chocolate shortcake's more like a chocolate scone/biscuit. They are not very sweet on their own...they are waiting for the whipped cream, nutella and a bit of sanding sugar on top!

2 1/2 year old Caden gave me the best compliment...after eating his banana shortcake, he asked, "Where do you live?" (The left photo is Caden's teenage look!!)

My friends Racheal and Lee and their ultra cute family!

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes
Chocolate Nutella Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries + Sugar (if you wish) or Bananas
Whipped Cream (Whisk together 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream with 3 T sugar)

2 cup flour (280 grams)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (I used 20 grams of Hershey's Cocoa)
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar (65 grams)

1 stick butter, cold
3/4 - 1 cup buttermilk
Sanding sugar

Prep: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
2. Cut butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter, your fingers or two knives.
3. Pour in 3/4 cup of the buttermilk and combine together. I use a fork to lightly mix. If it's too dry, add a little bit more buttermilk.
4. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a slab. Cut out circles.
5. Place on parchment paper. Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
6. Bake, depending on your oven and the size of your cakes, about 15 minutes.

1. If you want, combine sliced strawberries with a few teaspoons of sugar (depending on the sweetness of your strawberries). Set aside for 30 minutes. (I didn't want to wait and just used fresh strawberries and fresh bananas!)
2. Cut shortcake in half with a serrated knife.
3. Spread Nutella one side...or both! :)
4. Place strawberries on cake, then top with whipped cream.
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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE that you did one with banana. Nutella and banana is my favorite combo!

Luscious Home said... [Reply to comment]

yummalicious! :)

Kat said... [Reply to comment]

Good god, those look good!

Kathy said... [Reply to comment]

These look incredibly delicious! So glad it’s shortcake season again!

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