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       Title: Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 1 servings
   2 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/2 c  Granulated sugar
     1/3 c  Unsweetened cocoa powder
   2 1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/4 c  Butter
   1 1/4 c  Whipping cream
       1 ts Vanilla
       1    Egg; beaten
      16 oz Ricotta cheese
     1/3 c  Granulated sugar
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/2 c  Semi-sweet chocolate chips
       1 pt Fresh strawberries; sliced
   In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar,
   cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. With a pastry
   blender, cut in the butter until mixture resembles cornmeal.
   In another bowl, combine cream, vanilla and beaten egg. Add
   all at once to flour mixture, stirring until just
   moistened. (Mixture will be stiff.) Spread mixture in two
   greased 8-or 9-inch round cake pans.
   Bake at 425F for 10-12 minutes, or until wooden pick
   inserted in center comes out clean.  Immediately turn out
   layers onto wire racks to cool.
   Stir together ricotta cheese, sugar, vanilla and chocolate
   chips. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread half
   the ricotta filling over. Top with remaining cake layer and
   remaining filling. Top with sliced strawberries.