Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake
The strawberries at the grocery stores are starting to dwindle and the farmers market is starting to fill up with other local, in season berries and fruits but I still want to get a few more strawberry recipes in. I really could not let strawberry season pass me by without making strawberry shortcake at least once, I mean it is pretty much the quintessential strawberry dish and it just just screams happy summer days! Luckily strawberry shortcake is super easy to make even if you are making the shortcake from scratch! It is just as easy as mixing the five ingredients in the shortcake dough, forming it into your favourite shapes, baking it for 15 minutes and topping it with whipped cream and sliced fresh, ripe strawberries. All said and done and you could be enjoying a strawberry induced bliss on pillowy clouds of light and fluffy shortcake in less than 30 minutes!

Strawberry Shortcake
I am glad that the shortcake recipe makes 4 cakes because I still have some more strawberries to enjoy!

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Servings: 4

A summer classic with light and fluffy shortcake topped with macerated strawberries and whipped cream.

  • 1 pound strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cold, grated
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  1. Mix the strawberries and sugar and let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes to a few hours.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl.
  3. Mix in the grated butter with your hands until it forms fine crumbs.
  4. Add the buttermilk and mix until the dough is formed.
  5. Split the dough into 4 equal parts and place them on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake in a 400F/200C preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  7. Whip the whipping cream and sugar.
  8. Cut the shortcake in half top with the strawberries and whipped cream and enjoy!


katiez said...

Wow! does that look good! Can you send me the leftovers? Or your address the next time you making it?

this little mainyacha said...

oh wow! nice colours and looks delicious. I am going to have to try it.

Sabrina said...

Have you ever tried freezing the cake part?

Kevin said...

Sabrina: No, I have not tried freezing the cake part. I will have to try though as I don't like finishing all 4 of them by myself within a day or two. :)

chicken lips said...

This is, by far, my favorite shortcake recipe. I've not made too many to compare, but these were delicious. Perfectly fluffy and sweet! thanks for sharing

Jennifer said...

Wow. I knew they would be delicious, but me and my friends were all blown away by how delicious these came out. In prepping the strawberries, we mixed them with a little bit of sugar, and let them sit out at room temperature to get the juices flowing. Then we mashed them (just a little) with a potato masher and they were the perfect consistency. The biscuits were outstanding! Thanks for the great recipe!

Kelsey said...

Yum! I never thought I'd be able to make a shortcake that would compare to those I could buy! What a great recipe.

Something I like to do is put some freeze dried strawberries on top as well. It adds another texture to the whole meal that I love! I like to buy freeze dried strawberries in bulk so that I can add them in lots of recipes or as a snack. You should try them! They haven't let me down yet.

Martha said...

Such a pretty dessert! and I'm sure very tasty!

ann kiyoko said...

I substituted homemade creme fraiche for the whipped cream--also very good!

Jeannie Tay said...

I am so attracted by the wonderful colors! Great recipe!

Joanne said...

I thought strawberry season was over for us but after reading this I'm pretty sure I NEED a strawberry shortcake! Like, now.

Jennifer {Mother Thyme} said...

Nothing says summer more than strawberry shortcake! This looks perfect!

Anonymous said...

I just pinned this Kevin, it looks delicious! One question, where did you buy your glass serving cups? I love them! Thanks, Jodie

Marlyssa said...

Yummie!! It's delicious:D

Kevin said...

Anonymous: I got the glass bowls at a shop called Home Sense here in Toronto.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting me know about the cute glass bowls Kevin! :)

Calogero said...

And what do you think of an healthier whipped cream?

Anonymous said...

Great shortcake! Everyone loved it! Tastes just like the ones we made in 4-H.

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