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Strawberry Shortcake Chocolate Tart

Strawberry Shortcake Chocolate Tart

Recipe shared by:Duncan Hines

This fancy and decadent tart is perfect for any occasion.

  • Hands-on Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 240 Minutes
  • Servings: 16 slices
  • Difficulty: EASY


  • 1 package Duncan Hines® Decadent Decadent Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcake Mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 cup Duncan Hines Comstock® Strawberry
  • 8 oz. dark chocolate
  • ¾ cup heavy cream, heated to just boiling
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp. orange flavored liqueur

Baking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 9-inch round tart pan.
  • Combine cake mix, eggs and melted butter in large bowl with wooden spoon until blended.
  • Press into bottom and up sides of prepared pan.
  • Bake 10 minutes or until just set and firm. Cool completely on wire rack. Evenly top with strawberry pie filling.
  • Blend heavy cream and chocolate in blender until smooth. Pour over fruit layer. Refrigerate 3 hours or until chocolate is set.
  • Beat butter and cream cheese with electric mixture until light and fluffy. Gradually add cream cheese frosting packet and beat until creamy. Add orange liqueur and beat until incorporated.
  • Serve sliced into wedges and garnished with frosting and, if desired, chocolate shavings.

Tips & Inspirations

Pour 2-3 cups of sugar into a sealable container. Combine with the zest of one lemon, shake well and store. Lemon infused sugar can be used immediately or kept for months, just like regular sugar.

Keep brown sugar soft by adding a couple of marshmallows to the bag.

To make crystallized honey liquid again make it liquid again, place the honey jar in a container that allows water to move around it freely. Run under a hot water tap (shaking occasionally) until the crystals have melted.

Reuse jelly, pickle or mason jars to keep your cupcake liners and icing tips clean and collected.

Whenever grating chocolate on a cheese grater always hold the chocolate cube with the palm of your hand not your fingertips. This method will protect your finger tips from getting nicked.

If there are nuts in your dessert, always try to garnish with the nut that is in the mixture. This is a way to inform your guests that are sensitive to certain foods.

When dusting items with powdered sugar always dust them on a piece of wax paper away from the final display to prevent dusting outside the intended area. The excess powdered sugar is collected by the paper and easily transferred to a storage container.

You may use fresh or bottled lime juice when a recipe calls for key lime juice.

You may substitute these fats instead of oil, but you’ll have to melt it and then measure in its liquid form. Use the exact amount specified in the recipe. Also, remember to cool it down before adding it to your favorite mix.

Butter is the best fat for flavor and appearance. Soften at room temperature before you need to use it.

Check oven temperature with a reliable oven thermometer to be sure it is accurate. Adjust temperature if necessary.

Ever notice how bananas or apples darken after being sliced? To keep your fruit garnish looking fresh, try dipping them in diluted lemon juice.

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