White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes
There are legends about shortcakes and where they began. Let’s add our luscious White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes to this year’s history books. Individual cupped-cakes are classy, a sophisticated treat for tea time or the finale at your most elegant dinner party!
Traditional shortcakes are quite like a biscuit and often dry. It’s thought that shortcakes were first made with cornmeal by Native Americans, who called the strawberry, “heart-seed berry.”
Adding white chocolate to the batter created the perfect platform for macerated strawberries and stabilized whipped cream. I also opted to use vanilla bean paste. It’s awesome for baking and more cost effective than vanilla beans.
White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes are a dessert you’ll want to share over and over. In my mind, the kind of deliciousness that dreams and legends are made of!
“My perfect last meal would be: shrimp cocktail, lasagna, steak, creamed spinach, salad with bleu cheese dressing, onion rings, garlic bread, and a dessert of strawberry shortcake.”
White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees for ramekins or 375 degrees for the Wilton perfect dessert shell pan.
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt your chocolate and butter and set aside.
In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla bean paste until well blended, about 3 minutes. On low speed, gradually beat in the chocolate mixture until well blended. Increase speed to medium and beat until mixture is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, stir in flour until blended.
Divide batter equally among ramekins or dessert shell pan. Place ramekins or pan on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven until firm on top and cakes pull away from the sides, 16 to 18 minutes.
If you’re using ramekins, run a knife around the edges of each one. Invert on individual plates. If your using a dessert shell pan, cover with a cooling rack and flip it upside down. The cakes will release easily.
Cool and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, macerated strawberries, and even stabilized whipped cream. Top with a slice of a fresh strawberry and some strawberry juice.
- 4-ounces white chocolate, broken up
- ½ cup of butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- ⅓ cup all purpose flour
- 6 scoops of vanlla ice cream
- macerated strawberries
- stabilized whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees for ramekins or 375 degrees for the perfect shell pan.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, melt white chocolate and butter and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla bean paste until well blended, about 3 minutes. On low speed, gradually beat in the white chocolate-butter mixture until well blended. Increase speed to medium and beat until mixture is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Using a rubber spatula, stir in flour until blended.
- Divide batter equally among ramekins or dessert shell pan.
- Place ramekins or pan on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven until firm on top and cakes pull away from the sides, 16 to 18 minutes.
- If you're using ramekins, run a knife around the edges of each ramekin.
- Invert on individual plates. If your using a dessert shell pan, cover with a cooling rack and flip it upside down. The cakes will release easily.
- Cool shortcakes and fill with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and top macerated strawberries, whipped cream and top with a fresh strawberry slice.
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Beautifully done and as always, anytime there is strawberry, then it is a plus for me. It looks really delicious.
If you can whip cream, slice strawberries and whip up the cakes, YOU can make this Robert!!! We are cheering for you in the kitchen.
The cake looks so good. I think this would be good when paired with coffee. Beautiful food photos as well.
Wow, this is beautiful. I wish strawberries were cheaper here in our country. Would be awesome to experiment more on strawberry-centered desserts/dishes!
Thank you Bettina! Are you able to grow strawberries?
I have never seen shortcake like this only the dry biscuity type. I just bought some strawberries yesterday so I guess we know what I’ll be doing this weekend 🙂
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These shortcakes blow the biscuits out of the water! Definitely try this! 🙂
These look delicious! I’ve never made cakes like this so will have to give it a go 🙂
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If you follow CK, you will see I use the perfect shell pan (link on post) a lot! It makes the greatest little cakes for all kinds of yummy sundaes. Let us know what you think.
Sounds yummy (by the way, strawberries are also on sale this week at Stop & Shop, so if you live near that store… 😀 )
Thanks so much for the tip ANdrea!
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As usual, another scrumptious sounding treat! I can have the strawberries, but not all of it because of the sugar. Your pictures always make everything look so appetizing!
I avoid sugar too Kat. Try it with liquid stevia. I macerate my strawberries with it even!
Oh wow! I almost drooled at your pictures in this post! So delicious looking, i am going to try and make this on the first ocassion. I love anything with strawberries in it! Thanks for the recipe!
You’re welcome Adina, hope you like them!
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Wow, these are heavenly. I haven’t tried baking strawberry shortcakes before. I’ll try this out once I acquire strawberries.
I love shortcakes and your looks delicious with all those fresh strawberries on top . Yumm! hello weekend dessert !!
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I’m going to have to make this desert over the weekend, I ‘might’ share them with the rest of the family, MIGHT is the key word, my other thoughts would be to eat them all myself, looks almost to good to share : )
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Your blog theme and the pictures really went along together and I literally tasted this without even making them hahaha!
Can you make these shortcakes with milk chocolate also? I am not a fan of white chocolate but this recipe sounds so good that I would just replace it with milk chocolate and make it, if it’s possible to get the same result.
This look’s so good! I grow my own strawberries and I cannot wait until I’m able to do this. Thank you
Hungry right know. This looks so yummi and pics are amazing. Added the ingredients I don’t have to my shopping list so I can do in on the weekend.
I always end up hungry every time I check your blog! This is an easy and delicious recipe you have shared to us. How I wish there are strawberries near the area.
This recipe is awesome, looks good too!
Strawberry shortcake is one of my absolute favourite desserts and it just feels so perfect for spring. I love the addition of white chocolate, it’s so simple but I never would have thought of it!
I have never seen it either! Renee is kind of a genius!
I’ve never tasted strawberry shortcake before nor have I seen one. I don’t know any store selling them here in the Philippines so this is a good time to do some baking. Thanks for the recipe. They do look so yummy.
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Dominic, this is one of my favorites! Please make these next time you have a fun night! 🙂
White chocolates and strawberry, strangely new to me, but the photos are tempting! As usual, you made baking look so easy in your posts 🙂
White chocolate is just tempting. I will try to make this yummy sweet dish and bring some in my next travels. I can survive long trips now!
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I will definitely try those! They look delicious and they are easy to make! A great idea for my weekend dessert! I love all kind of cakes, and of course, who can resist strawberries with whipped cream!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
This is a perfect dessert for the weekend! 🙂
That looks absolutely divine, guess what I’m going to attempt to make today, thanks for the recipe ^_^
Everything you make just makes me want to run to the kitchen and start cooking. Fresh berry desserts are so delicious. I love this season!
White chocolate is tempting!! I love sweets and I think I will try this out soon.
You would love this, Dorothy! Thanks for coming!
We have tried strawberry with dark chocolate but not with white chocolate, will defnitily try your receipe.
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We have tried strawberry with dark chocolate but not with white chocolate, will definitely try your receipe.
The white chocolate is a really flavorful alternative to the chocolate that I think you will really like!
How heavenly are these shortcakes? A you have used my fave chocolate and B my favourite fruit! Mmmm.
Another dish I have yet to try but man does this look yummy. I’m a huge fan or strawberries. I can’t remember the last time I had white chocolate but man does that sound good.
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That sounds awesome. I love Shortcake. I will have to try this one for sure.
Omg! We all love Strawberries here and this looks amazing!!
Those look super mouth watering!! Kudos to you!! I’m not really great in baking. Hope to try in the future tho!
Yum! This is definitely a new take on strawberry shortcake for me. I would love to try it!
Wow! That looks so delicious and yummy. Strawberries are my favorite! Thanks for this.
Strawberries are my favorite, too! Glad you liked it, Nicole!
My goodness, these shortcakes looks absolutely delicious & mouth watering. I love anything that involves strawberry & this sounds like an easy recipe to do & very much creative as well. My kids would love it right away.
I think everyone loves it Lisa. Thanks so much, hope you enjoy it too!
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everything with chocolate and strawberry for me is yummy. thanks for providing a step by step procedure. 🙂 i’ll do this.
If this isn’t the most beautiful dessert! I almost want to bake it, but I feel it will taste even better with my mom;s love as an added ingredient.
I want to know what your mom says when you tell her that! 🙂