Nutella Strawberry Shortcake #chocolateparty


Nutella Strawberry Shortcake | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Monday is here, and I am ready to cheer you up with some Nutella!  After such a great weekend, I need a little pick me up.  We had gorgeous weather.  There was  double header flag football games, a football team picnic, seeds and plants were put in the garden, and lots of basketball was played (my 8 year got a basketball hoop for his birthday).  So today definitely calls for Nutella

Nutella Strawberry Shortcake | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Today is the May #chocolateparty!  This month the pairing was chocolate and strawberries.  Chocolate dipped strawberries immediately came to mind, but I decided to think outside of the box.  Strawberry shortcake is one of my families favorite desserts, once strawberry season starts.  We usually only make it once a year with fresh strawberries that we pick.  But I started early this year :)  And I added Nutella :)

Nutella Strawberry Shortcake | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

This time I used those dessert cake cups you find in the produce section at the grocery store.  I originally wanted to use angle food cake or pound cake, but I am am trying to eat healthier, and the cups were small portions for only 80 calories each.  But you can use whatever you like; including making your own shortcake.  If you use the store bought cake, this comes together in just a few minutes, and doesn’t involve the oven!  Perfect for those hot summer days, which I am sure are right around the corner!


Yields 4

Nutella adds a nice twist to the traditional strawberry shortcake

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 4 dessert cake cups
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 2 Tbls sugar
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup Nutella
  • Whipped Cream


  1. Mix together strawberries and the sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Slice dessert cake cups in half, horizontally.
  3. Spread approximately 1 Tbls of Nutella on the bottom half of each cake cup. Top with a few strawberries.
  4. Place the other half of the cake cup over the Nutella and strawberries. Spoon over additional berries. Top with a dollop of whipped cream

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  1. Mmmm, strawberries and Nutella – is there a better combo out there? I used to love the store-bought cups when I was a kid, I haven’t had one in forever. Looks so good :)

  2. I just got a big, ‘ol jar of Nutella this weekend – this looks awesome!

  3. Yum! This sounds super!

  4. Now this is my kind of party!!! And really what day doesn’t call for nutella? 😉

  5. Erin:
    What a lovely and delicious dessert made especially for our party!!!

  6. What a great idea to pair this with Nutella, it looks so delicious!

  7. How cute are these shortcakes, I love them!

  8. Holy heaven on shortcake! That looks amazing!!

  9. What a fantastic idea to use Nutella on a shortcake!

  10. I went on a little Nutella fast for I don’t know why but am back in action now. This would be perfect to jump back in. In my opinion Nutella is far superior to whipped cream.

  11. I love the use of nutella with the dessert cake cups and cant forget how quick and easy this is as well :) Another way to keep the kids happy in no time flat.

  12. Whhhhyyyy, cruel world, whyyyyyyyy can’t I have this in my face?! LOVEEEEE your brilliance in adding Nutella to a strawberry shortcake. It instantly makes it more delicious by like, eleventy zillion points.

  13. yum- this looks AMAZING!

  14. Strawberry shortcake is the best!
    The Nutella addition of course kicks yours up to another notch of delicious!

    P.s. Did you sample a few slices of lovely strawberry shortcake in Japan?

  15. What a speedy, yummy dessert recipe! I can’t wait till we get our local strawberries…they just might need to be eaten with Nutella :)

  16. Nutella on a shortcake? What a great idea!

  17. I feel like I will not be satisfied until I have this! Looks amazing!

  18. Nutella day is any day if you ask me! I love the twist on the classic Nutella. Can’t wait to make some for Tiffany!

  19. If my kids see this, they will go crazy! They love strawberries and Nutella separately…I’m sure they will enjoy it together! Especially when they hear that it is called shortcake! They both adore the Strawberry Shortcake cartoon! Hehehe…

  20. There is nothing better than chocolate and strawberries….oh wait. There is! Nutella and strawberries! These look luscious, Erin! : )

  21. Simple and bite size and something kids can make themselves, perfect!

  22. I love those little cake cups too! And what a fabulous idea to add Nutella! I’m convinced that Nutella makes the world a better place!

  23. The nutella addition here was inspired – this looks absolutely delicious!

  24. Holy yum!! Looks awesome. :)

  25. I’m gonna go ahead and invite myself to this #chocolateparty. Yum!

  26. Adorable!

  27. Delicious! Just what my Monday…er, Thursday, needed! 😀

  28. How clever is that?! I had no idea those things were only 80 calories. I can’t wait to try this with Nutella.

  29. What a simply divine dessert! Love how easy it is to put together!

  30. Hey, there’s not enough Nutella on there.

    Kidding. :) It looks like the *perfect* amount of Nutella and I’m getting out of here before my husband sees it and starts begging…

    PS – He loves to mention dinners, dishes and desserts every chance he gets. It’s kind of bizarre. 😀

  31. Nutella and strawberries sounds like a delicious combination. I’ll have to try it soon.


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