Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
Recipe from Family Circle

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.



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

Directions
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.
Assemble:

1.
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.
2.
Chill, covered, at least 3 hours, or overnight. Can be made up to 2 days ahead.
Nutrition information
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
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