The Best 5 Minute Dessert Ever

5 Minute Chocolate and Strawberry Shortcake

I originally was going to miss Valentine’s Day with the Hubs. Ya see, I was planning on moving on Saturday, the 13th, to give us time to get settled before I start work on the 16th, but the flights were INSANE that day. It would have cost us about $1,100 dollars for Autumn and I to fly 1-way to Tampa. ONE WAY! Stupid school vacation week!!!!! So I jiggered things around and picked flights for Monday, the 15th, for $630. So much better!

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Plus, it would give me an extra weekend with Price and the dogs. I’d like to say that I’m excited about Valentine’s Day but we aren’t too into it. I can’t even exactly remember what we did last year off the top of my head. I’m good like that…

But I think we will do something fun this weekend since we won’t see each other for a few weeks until he moves and arrives. Ah crazy times.

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I was browsing Trader Joe’s recently and spotted a Chocolate Pound Cake and I knew I just had to have it. I had no plans other than just eat it. But then I saw big, beautiful strawberries and I knew what I had to do!

Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts so I ran with it and whipped up this 5 Minute Dessert subbing out the shortcake biscuit for the pound cake. I quickly cooked the strawberries instead of letting them macerate for a long time. Then just topped it off with whipped cream and some salted caramel sauce.

5 Minute Chocolate and Strawberry Shortcake 5 Minute Chocolate and Strawberry Shortcake

5 Minute Chocolate and Strawberry Shortcake 5 Minute Chocolate and Strawberry Shortcake

Yes, you can totally make the pound cake, caramel sauce, and whipped cream yourself, but I say there are times when you should give yourself a break!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to plan your menu and this dessert should be on it. Take the time to plan out and make your appetizer and entree but keep dessert simple. You’ll already have a sink full of dishes and plenty of better things to do than add more dishes to it.

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I hope you have a wonderful upcoming Valentine’s Day!!

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The Best 5 Minute Dessert Ever

Makes 2 servings


  • 4 slices of chocolate pound cake
  • 1 1/2 Cups strawberries, tops removed and then thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • warmed salted caramel sauce
  • whipped cream


  1. In the low broiler setting, toast the pound cake until just toasted.
  2. Combine the strawberries, sugar, and vanilla extract in a skillet over medium heat. Stirring occasionally, cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Shingle 2 slices of pound cake per plate. Spoon the strawberries over the pound cake then top with whipped cream and warm caramel sauce.

About iamahoneybee

Mom to Autumn and Hunter, Wife to Price. Rabbit and Boston Terrier owner. Former Bostonian soaking up the Florida Sun. Home cook messing around with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You'll find me most often with my phone in hand wearing my uniform of a Tunic with leggings rocking some Sperry's. A bit of prep mixed with bourbon and a foul mouth.
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9 Responses to The Best 5 Minute Dessert Ever

  1. pricer says:

    It was a great dessert! Something I would recommend daily since it only takes 5 minutes 😛


  2. Summer Daisy says:

    This looks so easy and nice ♥


  3. Dessert looks awesome! Good luck with the move. Hope everything goes well and settle in time is fast.


  4. Oh yum! This is too good to be true ❤


  5. linda says:

    you can make the simplest food/dessert look.amazing


  6. suzedoo says:

    When we do breakfast for dinner we like bacon, eggs, biscuits and gray.


  7. I love this dessert! Chocolate and strawberries is always the perfect combo 🙂


  8. I seriously need this in my life right now!


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