Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

You decide. Is this luscious chocolate dessert a shortcake or a trifle? To make it, layer chocolate cake with chocolate pudding and strawberries in a bowl and top with whipped cream.

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
Servings: 16 Prep 30 mins Chill 3 hrs


  • 1 prepared 13 x 9-inch chocolate cake (from mix or your recipe)
  • 2 boxes (3-1/8 ounces each) chocolate pudding and pie filling (type that requires cooking)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 pints strawberries, hulled, sliced

Make It

1. Cut cake into 1-1/2-inch squares.

2. Prepare pudding according to instructions. Cool completely with plastic wrap directly on surface.

3. Beat cream in bowl. When frothy, beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and vanilla until soft peaks form.


4. On bottom of 15-cup glass bowl, arrange layer of cake squares, cut side down. Cover with third of pudding. Layer a third of sliced strawberries in decorative fashion. Top with third of whipped cream. Repeat layering two more times. Keep cream on final layer, 1-1/2 inches from edge of bowl so layer of berries underneath is visible.

5. Chill, covered, at least 3 hours, or overnight. Can be made up to 2 days ahead.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 16; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 351, Fat, total (g): 19, chol. (mg): 76, sat. fat (g): 10, carb. (g): 42, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 6, sodium (mg): 362, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.