Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake With Brownies
What’s the best way to enjoy brownies with strawberries? Easy Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake! One bowl, mix by hand brownies, fresh strawberries, topped with homemade whipped cream. They definitely need to make an appearance on your Valentine’s (or Galentine’s!) Day table.
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Why We Love Strawberry Brownie Shortcake
I have a true love for strawberry shortcake, and who doesn’t have a soft spot for chocolate. So combining brownies with strawberries is almost like heaven! A new twist on the classic favorite, this Strawberry Brownie Shortcake is simply too good to be true!
Sweet strawberries, homemade fresh whipped cream, and a surprise oatmeal brownie is just so simple, yet so memorable and incredibly delicious! This dessert checks all the boxes, and it’s sure to become your new favorite too.
- An oatmeal brownie cookie that packs a chocolate punch.
- Fresh red strawberries
- Homemade whipped cream
- Easy to make recipe thanks to a box brownie mix
- Chocolate and strawberry in one delicious dessert
- This chocolate shortcake recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Easter, a Summer BBQ, or any time you need an easy dessert.
Tools Needed to Make Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
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Sheet Pan: These are my favorite pans! I use them for everything from roasting veggies to baking cookies and cakes. You will need them to bake the fudgy oatmeal brownie cookies.
Parchment Paper: To line the pan. I love these pre-cut parchment sheets. They fit the half sheet pans perfectly!
Mixing Bowl: A grip handle makes them easy to hold and the pour spout makes them perfect for batters!
Large Cookie Scoop: This will help make all your cookies the same size.
Wire Cooling Rack: To allow your brownies to cool.
Rubber Spatula: Every kitchen needs a good rubber spatula. They are good for everything from cooking dinner to mixing up dessert.
Hand Mixer: You can’t make whipped cream without an electric mixer.
Pairing Knife: for cutting strawberries
Ingredients For Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
The classic combination of strawberries and chocolate with an added little twist cannot be beat!
- one box of your favorite brownie mix – My personal favorite, is usually Ghirardelli brownie mix however, any brownie mix (about 15-17 oz) will do.
- rolled oats – Remember that added twist ingredient? This is it! rolled oats add a healthy element to this classic dessert. Not only do they provide extra fiber, they also add to the overall texture of the brownie. Now you can have your cake and eat it too!
- whipping cream – Some of the whipping cream will be added to the brownie oatmeal mix while the rest will be reserved to make our own homemade whipped cream topping.
- egg – Only one egg is needed since we’re making more of a brownie cookie than a traditional brownie, we want these to be on the fudgy side as opposed to cakey brownies.
- powdered sugar – The powdered sugar adds a sweetness to the whipping cream without making the texture gritty when combined and whipped.
- strawberries – Last but certainly not least, we can’t forget the centerpiece of this dessert – the fresh, juicy strawberries!
How To Make Strawberry Brownie Shortcake
(full printable recipe at the end of this post)
If you love the classic favorite, strawberry shortcake, you’re going to want to make this chocolate version!
Step One: Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Step Two: Combine the package of brownie mix, rolled oats, egg, and whipping cream in a large bowl. Drop large tablespoonfuls of brownie mixture onto greased a sheetpan. This should yield approximately 20 cookies.
Step Three: Bake the brownie cookies for about 8-10 minutes and cool for 2 minutes. Allow the brownie shortcakes to cool completely on a wire rack.
Step Four: Combine whipping cream and powdered sugar and beat on high until stiff peaks form. Careful not to overbeat.
Step Five: Slice the strawberries according to your preference. I like to add a little sugar and smash them with a potato masher to juice them up a little.
Step Six: Place one brownie cookie on each individual dessert plate or in a shallow bowl. Top each with strawberries, whipped cream, and place another cookie on top to create a little sandwich. Top each stack with a dollop of whipped cream and more strawberries.
Dig in and enjoy!
Do NOT follow the recipe on the box brownie mix. This recipe uses the brownie mix, rolled oats, an egg, and cream.
This recipe is best if the brownies are fudgy, even if your boxed brownie mix calls for two eggs, just use one egg.
Do not overbake the brownie cookies! That’s how you get your fudgy shortcakes.
Make sure the oatmeal brownie cookies are completely cooled before assembling the chocolate strawberry shortcake dessert.
Brownie Strawberry Shortcake Variations
- Add chocolate chips or chocolate chunks to the brownie mix for even more of a sweet treat. Or try drizzling the top of your chocolate strawberry shortcake with chocolate sauce!
- This recipe can be made with any fruit of your choice. Blueberries, peaches, kiwis, raspberries, maybe a blend of several fruits? The choice is yours!
- Instead of brownie cookies, this could be made into a full-blown cake style by baking the brownie mix in a round pan. Once cooled, split the round layer in half and layer with whipped cream and strawberries. You will have to adjust the baking time if you choose the round pans over the cookie version.
- Make Strawberry Brownie Shortcake parfaits. Follow the recipe above, but bake the brownies in a pan. Cut cooled brownies into cubes and place in glass dessert cups layered with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
- Make chocolate whipped cream by adding a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder to the powdered sugar.
- You can make the brownies a day or two in advance, then whip up the filling/topping the day of prior to serving.
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Originally posted in March 2011. UPDATED January 2022. We spiffed up this post with more info and better pictures! No changes to the original recipe.
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
Sweet strawberries, homemade fresh whipped cream and a surprise oatmeal brownie, so simple, yet dramatic and incredibly delicious!
- 1 box of your favorite brownies mix (about 15-18 ounce box*)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 cups whipping cream, divided
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 3 pints (6 cups) fresh strawberries
- HEAT oven to 350°F. Grease or line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- COMBINE brownie mix, oats, 1/2 cup of cream, and egg in a large bowl and mix well. Drop large tablespoonfuls of the brownie mixture onto prepared pan. I usually get approximately 20 cookies.
- BAKE 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes; then remove from pan to cool completely on a wire rack.
- COMBINE remaining 1½ cups whipping cream and powdered sugar in medium bowl; beat on high until stiff peaks form.
- SLICE strawberries (OPTIONAL: *I added a little sugar and smashed with a potato smasher to juice them up a little)
- PLACE 1 brownie cookie on each individual dessert plate or shallow bowl. Top each with strawberries, whipped cream, and another cookie. Top each stack with dollop of whipped cream and strawberries.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g
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These look fabulous!! I’ll surely have to give these a shot this weekend. :drool:
I am absolutely gonna make these! YUM! Thanks for sharing and your pic is beautiful as always. I hope to one day have my photos look that fab!
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Oh my gosh those look DIVINE Cheryl!
Those look amazing!!! I won’t be making them (right now anyway) because I’m trying to get back to pre-pregnancy weight. I’ll keep this recipe in mind though!
This looks divine. You can never go wrong with chocolate and strawberries. Happy Weekend!!
Oh yum! Brownies and strawberry shortcake are two of my favorite desserts. I can’t wait to make these!!!
This looks wonderful and I love the picture, thanks!
Did you know that brownies and strawberry shortcake are two of my favorite things? YUM.
Cheryl these look amazing! I’m not sure if I’m more enthralled by the recipe… or by your pictures and presentation!!
:O Oh my word, I need to rethink my breakfast this morning. See ya, gotta go play in the kitchen now. xoxo
I completely believe your statement that “shortcake never tasted so good” – this is MY kind of shortcake, for sure! Brownies, strawberries, and whipped cream is one of my favorite combos.
Hello, chocolate shortcake. How are you this morning? Would you like to be my friend?
Oh my word, these look scrumptious Cheryl!!! Adding this to my must make list.
Cheryl, these look absolutely scrumptious! I’ve never thought of adding oatmeal to brownies before, but I bet it’s pretty darn good.
Love the idea of oatmeal brownies! This takes strawberry shortcake to another level (I don’t really care for the “shortcake” in general)!
What a great idea! 🙂 It looks so pretty, too!
These look DELICIOUS! <3
YUM! WHat a great idea!
I absolutely love this! What a great idea to add oats to the brownie mix, so creative. 🙂 They look so good!
Wow, what an awesome twist on an old favorite! I usually always make strawberry shortcake on Memorial Day so I’ll have to try this!
This is a fantastic idea, Cheryl! What a great way to shake up the traditional strawberry shortcake.
Love this dessert!
Cheryl, love this strawberry shortcake recipe. Especially with the oats 🙂
This looks amazing! It’s right up our alley!
Such a lovely change up from regular strawberry shortcake and you photographed it so wonderfully!
I’m just a bit terrified to try this recipe…for fear that i will LOVE it!!!!!!!! ?- Katrina
ooo they look great! strawberries and chocolate are always a hit in my book and the brownies are a plus
Those look so pretty & not to mention delicious!
Congrats on making Top 9!
I love these, Cheryl! Perfect for Spring. And, adding oatmeal to brownies? Genius!
the strawberry shortcake is looking so gud. Am sure this is a perfect recipe for my little one, so saving for sure. congrats for top 9 !
What a wonderful twist on the traditional strawberry shortcake! Looks dangerously delicious 🙂
Great spin on shortcakes! These sound divine
After salivating over the idea of these for a few days, I have featured this in today’s “Idea List” on my blog:
Wow… Brownies with oatmeal! Brilliant!
I cant wait for fresh strawberry season to get here. I’ll remember to healthify my brownies. 😉
Looks yummy! I can’t wait for the “good” strawberries to get here! Meaning the locally grown. Nothing like picking them off the vine ripe and sweet!
I made this last night and it was oh so good! I had to bake the cookies a while longer because they were really gooey on top…too gooey. But oh my goodness it was so delicious – thanks for the recipe!
What size brownie mix is that? I don’t think I can get that exact mix here.
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