Chocolate cloud bread strawberry shortcakes

Chocolate cloud bread strawberry shortcakes

Total Time
45 min
20 min
25 min
Sweet cloud bread—a mixture of stiffly beaten egg whites, sugar, and cornstarch—gets extra yumminess by going in a chocolate direction with the addition of cocoa powder. Once split and filled with berries and whipped topping, they make for a fun twist on strawberry shortcake. Be sure to use a serrated knife to cut the soft, tender cloud bread; a straight-edged knife might tear the bread. If you make the cloud bread on a humid day, they will likely be very sticky on the outside; they’ll still be delicious, though.


Egg whites

4 large

Table salt



3 Tbsp, divided


2 Tbsp

Unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tbsp

Vanilla extract

¼ tsp


2 cup(s), sliced

Non-dairy aerosol whipped topping

½ cup(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, beat egg whites and salt at medium-high speed until foamy, about 30 seconds. Beating at medium-high speed, gradually add 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp sugar, and beat until medium peaks form. Sift cornstarch and cocoa over mixture; beat at high speed until very stiff peaks form, about 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in vanilla.
  2. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions on prepared pan; using a rubber spatula or offset spatula, shape each into a smooth dome. Bake at 350°F until set and slightly dry to the touch, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely on pan; carefully peel bread off parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine strawberries and remaining 1 tsp sugar. Let stand at least 15 minutes. Using a serrated knife, cut each cloud bread in half. Fill each with ½ cup strawberries and 2 tbsp whipped topping.
  4. Serving size: 1 shortcake