Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

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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Chocolate strawberry shortcake


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


1/2 cup cut-up fresh strawberries

2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Cool Whip topping


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.

Single serve mug cake recipe via Jenn Quillen for

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