Since TJ and I met, we’ve definitely had a bit of influence on each other. For example, I’ve gotten him into football, and he’s gotten me into “tech” stuff like learning basic HTML. I’ve gotten him into TV shows like Arrested Development, and he’s helped me realize how cool helicopters are. I’ve helped him realize how delicious spicy food is, and he’s started to make me see that chocolate (while still less superior to vanilla) can be amazing.
Pre-TJ Ashley never would have gone for this Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake, but current Ashley loves it. It basically tastes like a chocolate covered strawberry in cake form. The cake itself isn’t very sweet, which is a nice balance to the sweet whipped cream and strawberries, but the crispy, sugary top of the cake is a nice touch. All-in-all, this is a perfect summer dessert, and is best served in the backyard after a long day in the sun.
Makes 10 shortcakes
3 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
2/3 cup plus 2 tsp sugar, divided
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 egg white
2 cups whipped topping
chocolate syrup for drizzling
Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine
What’s your favorite summer dessert? What do you think you’d prefer – regular or chocolate strawberry shortcake?