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Classic Strawberry Shortcake

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Classic shortcake topped with fresh strawberries and lightly sweetened whipped cream. It’s a summertime classic that speaks for itself.

Classic Strawberry Shortcake

Well guys, Brunch Week has ended. I know, it feels a little like the holidays ending…all of those brunch recipes packed into one week made for one hell of an internet holiday, didn’t it?

I would say that we are back to the grind, but luckily for us, it is the 12th of the month, so you know what that means – it is time for another #12Bloggers post! Each month I join 11 other bloggers to bring you 12 recipes each with 12 ingredients or less, all centered around monthly themes. This month we are embracing the arrival of warm weather and the beautiful produce that it brings and sharing recipes that are fresh and fruity!

When preparing for this month’s recipe, I knew I was going to be receiving a big shipment of strawberries for another project (be sure to check in next Monday for that!) and decided to hijack a few of those berries to make one of my favorite summertime desserts: Classic Strawberry Shortcake.

How do I like my strawberry shortcake? Preferably heavy on the berries and short on the cake. (See what I did there?)

Components for classic shortcake

Shortcake with strawberries and whipped cream

This is a perfect summertime classic that needs no embellishment – let those summer-sweet berries shine with just a bit of sugar and perhaps a dollop of lightly whipped cream, if you’re feeling really fancy.

Be sure to check out all of the other fresh and fruity recipes from my 11 fellow bloggers:

Strawberry shortcake with whipped cream

Yield: 4 servings

Classic Strawberry Shortcake

Classic Strawberry Shortcake


For the shortcake:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the berries:

  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

For the whipped cream

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center, then pour in the milk and melted butter and mix just until combined.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead 20-25 times. Cut dough into 4 equal portions, then pat each portion into a shortcake 3/4-inch thick. Place shortcakes on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of one of the cakes comes out clean.
  4. Remove to a cooling rack to cool.
  5. While the shortcakes bake and cool, combine the sliced strawberries and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a medium bowl. Adjust sugar depending on how sweet your berries are. Set aside.
  6. While shortcakes cool, place whipping cream and powdered sugar in a pint-sized jar. Close the jar, then shake vigorously for about 3 minutes, or until the liquid stops sloshing around and has thickened into whipped cream.
  7. Serve shortcakes sliced in half and filled with berries and whipped cream.

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 0Cholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

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A Little Claireification

Wednesday 14th of May 2014

I definitely have to try that shortcake recipe! Love that you made your own. Pinned!

Wendy | Around My Family Table

Wednesday 14th of May 2014

My kids would absolutely love these!