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Chocolate strawberry shortcake recipe

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I decided I needed to find a sweet and simple recipe to make with my 3-year-old as a surprise for my mom! Evan loved the idea of preparing a special treat for his beloved Mamaw, and this chocolate strawberry shortcake recipe is both incredibly easy, and scrumptious!

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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When I say that this chocolate strawberry shortcake recipe is easy, I mean crazy-easy.

You probably have the ingredients for the cake itself in your pantry right now, and it bakes in a mug in your microwave in just 2-3 minutes!

Plus? This recipe chock-full of strawberries. Red, juicy, delicious, fresh strawberries. What could be better than that?

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

I was a bit skeptical about a chocolate cake cooked in the microwave, but let me tell you, it was a snap to prepare, yet it tasted rich, warm, and oh-so-ooey-gooey. It was the perfect simple cake to go with fresh strawberries and a dollop of Cool Whip!

Evan loved helping me assemble the layers of the chocolate strawberry shortcake — he especially loved adding a few fresh strawberries to the top!

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

I need to give credit where credit is due. I grabbed the recipe for the microwave chocolate cake from Jenn Quillen, a contributor for my other blog, Parent Pretty. Be sure to check out Jenn’s recipe.

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

This chocolate strawberry shortcake is a fantastic and easy recipe that your child can help make for his or her favorite Mommy, grandma, or special aunt this Mother’s Day!

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Yield: 1 serving

Chocolate strawberry shortcake

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cake
3 tbsp flour
4 tbsp granulated sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp dark chocolate chips
PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

Topping
1/2 cup cut-up fresh strawberries
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
Cool Whip topping

Directions:

Combine strawberries and sugar in small bowl; set aside.

Spray insides of 2 microwave-safe mugs with cooking spray.

Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl, then mix wet ingredients one at a time. Mix in chocolate chips.

Spray inside of mug with cooking spray and pour batter into mug.

Microwave mug on HIGH for 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes in 1250 watt microwave. Increase to 3 minutes for lower wattage microwave.

Cut the cake into 1-2 inch layers and assemble your strawberry shortcake using a cake, whipped cream, strawberries pattern. Place extra fresh strawberries at the base of your cake.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2-3 mintues

Total Time: 15 minutes

Single serve mug cake recipe via Jenn Quillen for ParentPretty.com

This is a sponsored post on behalf of California Strawberry Commission. All opinions are my own.

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  1. May 7, 2013 @ 8:32 am
    Falisha Langi

    Wow that looks so tasty !! :) I want ! xx :P Love it! xx

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  2. May 7, 2013 @ 8:34 am
    Diana Riggs

    I just love not having to cook and clean the kitchen on mother’s day!!! :D

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  3. May 7, 2013 @ 8:34 am
    Valerie S

    that looks yummy and I would love to win an Amex gift card, the $ would be helpful/

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  4. May 7, 2013 @ 8:34 am
    Audrey Griffis

    my favortie is spenign the day at the beach even though it’s always to cold to swim we love to explore

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  5. May 7, 2013 @ 8:35 am
    nadia

    looks delicious!

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  6. May 7, 2013 @ 8:36 am
    Marlana W.

    My best Mother’s Day memory is that on May 13, 2001 on Mother’s Day is when my hubbie and I started seeing each other. We started talking after a dinner on the grounds at church and have been together ever since. I’m a mother now to two wonderful girls but the day I began my life with their daddy is still my favorite Mother’s Day.

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  7. May 7, 2013 @ 8:36 am
    nadia

    my favorite mother day moment was when my mom received a new wedding ring from my dad after 15 years that she had lost her original one

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  8. May 7, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    My favorite mother’s day memory was last year. My husband sent me on some ridiculous trip to the grocery store. I came home and my kiddos had made me a huge chocolate chip cookie in the shape of a heart and covered in strawberries. Then we all snuggled up and watched Beauty and The Beast.

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  9. May 7, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    My favorite Mother’s Day moment is getting taken out to brunch nearly every year to a Mexican restaurant. I’m not sure how this became a tradition, it just did! We’ll break that tradition this year, but only because my oldest son is making his first communion Mother’s Day weekend and the whole family will be in from out of town.

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  10. May 7, 2013 @ 8:37 am
    Toni Rehder Lampman

    This looks soooooooooooo good.

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  11. May 7, 2013 @ 8:39 am
    Wanda Rountree

    Having mothers day dinner with my mother and my daughter.

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  12. May 7, 2013 @ 8:39 am
    Debbie Patt

    My best mothers day memory was 9 years ago – our only child was born! What an amazing gift! Every year since then we have spent Mothers Day at Thomas the Train since that is the weekend he is in town. Thomas the Train is what made my son the happiest, which makes my heart sing.

    Also, when my son was just a few hours old, he lifted his head as I held him, and I swear he kissed me! How much better can life get?

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  13. May 7, 2013 @ 8:39 am
    Toni Rehder Lampman

    I must say that my favorite Mother’s Day moment was last year. It was the last with my Gram as she passed away in August but we had all of the women of the family together to celebrate her that day since we knew she wouldn’t have much time left.

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  14. May 7, 2013 @ 8:41 am
    Teresa Taylor

    The best Mother’s Day gift I ever gave my now deceased Mother was the day I graduated from college in May of 1975!!

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  15. May 7, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    Every Mother’s Day is very special to me, so I couldn’t name just one. My mom is gone now, so all of the ones I had with her are held so close to my heart, but also the ones I share with my children and my husband now.

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  16. May 7, 2013 @ 8:43 am
    Maureen

    My favorite Mother’s Day moment is simple………simply being a Mom! I had been told that I would never be able to have children due to a medical complication but I was so persistent that my husband and I have three children ages 5, 6 and just turned 8. Mother’s Day for me is a day to reflect on my blessings and enjoy time with my family!

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  17. May 7, 2013 @ 8:43 am
    Amanda Stauffer

    Last year was my fist every Mother’s Day with my baby girl.

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  18. May 7, 2013 @ 8:44 am
    Karen G

    My favorite part of Mother’s Day is simply being a mom!! We dont use make too much of a fuss over Mother’s Day, but one year I was awakened not by the alarm but to giggles and 4 little boys with their homemade cards, and lots of sweet kisses. They had spent the night before while I was at work fixing them up for me. I still have the cards. I have every card but those mean so much more than just a signature on a store bought card.

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  19. May 7, 2013 @ 8:45 am
    Marcie S.

    Love getting a manicure on mother’s day with my daughter (now 10) and my mom. We call it our girl’s day :)

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  20. May 7, 2013 @ 8:45 am
    Lisa

    My favorite Mother’s Day moment was when my sister and I dressed up in “I love mom” t-shirts and surprised our mom at the airport when picking her up for a long mother’s day weekend in LA. She was so excited to see us and the weekend was a blast.

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