I’m a tease, aren’t I? This recipe is just so gosh darn uh-mazing, it needs its own separate post. It took a little squeezing to get this “top secret” recipe from my mom, so you should all thank her later when your taste buds are singing.
We all know that chocolate and strawberries together are not something to be messed with. The creator of this recipe is a genius in my book, combining bittersweet chocolate, flaky dough, juicy ripe strawberries, and slightly sweet soft peaks of heavy whipping cream. I didn’t say there was anything healthy about this dessert. It’s an indulgence for sure… but it is real food, darn good real food. Enjoy, my friends!
Top Secret Chocolate Strawberry Scone Cake
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 c. room temperature butter, unsalted of course
2/3 c. milk
6 oz. chocolate chips
whipping cream & fresh strawberries
Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in butter until dispersed throughout in pea-sized pieces. In a small bowl, combine milk, 1 whole egg + 1 egg yolk. Mix, then add to dry mixture. Mix until just moistened. Plop onto a lightly-floured surface. Kneed ever so slightly. Divide in half. Roll each half into a circle, approximately 10 in. in diameter. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the ‘bottom’ piece of dough. Top with second round. Crimp edges. Brush top with leftover egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Score cake into 8 equal slices. Bake @ 425* for 18-20 minutes until top is deliciously golden brown.
Meanwhile, whip heaving cream to your liking and slice as many strawberries as your heart desires [macerate if you please].
Slice into the flaky dough and gooey chocolate center. Then top with a large dollop of the freshly whipped cream and juicy berries. It’s best served the same day as made with a birthday candle, family, and tea.
From my kitchen to yours,