This is my all-time favorite strawberry shortcake recipe. It is a little unusual, in that the shortcake has a crumbly topping.
To begin, a couple hours before you plan on having the dessert, prepare your strawberries.
Wash them up, then remove the tops.
Slice them up, and place them in a bowl.
When you have them all sliced, pour over about 1/3 – 1/2 cup of sugar. I usually use about 1/3 c for a pint of strawberries. Give them a stir to coat them.
Now put them in the fridge, and let them sit. Over the next couple hours, they will develop their own sauce. Stir once in a while.
For the shortcake:
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 9×9 cake pan. Set it aside.
In a bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, and 1 cup sugar.
Cut in 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter with a pastry blender until it is crumbly.
Scoop out about 1/2 cup of the mixture and set aside.
Now, to the bowl, add 2 teaspoons baking powder.
Measure out 3/4 cup of milk, and stir in a teaspoon of vanilla.
Pour the milk mixture into the bowl, and stir to combine.
Spread the mixture into a buttered 9×9 (or comparable size) baking pan.
And sprinkle the reserved mixture over the top.
Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow it to cool.
To serve, cut out a square of the cake, add some whipped cream or ice cream, and top with the lovely strawberries.
- 1 pint strawberries
- 2 c all-purpose flour
- 1 c granulated sugar
- 1/3 c c granulated sugar
- 1/2 c cold butter
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 c milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Ice cream or whipped cream for topping
- Clean and slice strawberries, placing them in a bowl. Sprinkle 1/3 c sugar over the strawberries and stir to coat. Allow these to chill at least 2 hours, stirring once in a while.
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 9×9 baking dish and set it aside.
- In a bowl, combine remaining sugar and flour. Cut in butter. with a pastry blender until it is a crumbly mixture. Set aside 1/2 cup of this. Stir in the baking powder.
- Combine milk and vanilla together, and then mix it unto the dry ingredients.
- Spread the batter into the buttered baking dish. Sprinkle the reserved topping over the batter. Bake 30-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool.
- Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, and top with the strawberries.
Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.
32 thoughts on “Strawberry Shortcake”
This looks delicious. Just not suitable for diabetics at all! Maybe a gluten free recipe variation is possible though….
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This recipe looks so yummy and balanced without a lot of sogginess seen in a lot of strawberry shortcake recipes.
Our whole family loves strawberry shortcake. DH usually makes biscuits but I am going to have to show him this version for next time. Love it!
Even though there's no chocolate in this dessert, and I am addicted to chocolate, surprisingly strawberry shortcake is one of my favorites! Love this!!
Constance, I LOOOOOVE strawberry shortcake! Brilliant to put it on top of a moist, fluffy cake instead of baking biscuits – so much easier! This looks like heaven on a plate.
Who doesn't love strawberry shortcake, so yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!!
Yes, please – I adore Strawberry shortcake!!!
Strawberry shortcake is such a lovely dessert – yours looks fantastic!
I love strawberries and any kind of cake, thanks Constance !
I love cakes with a crumble topping. This is perfect!
I am always down for strawberry shortcake. If this is your favorite version, then I must give it a try! Thanks for sharing!
A family favorite!!
I love Strawberry Shortcake! I love that yours has awesome strawberries, but I really like your shortcake. Yum!
WooHoo! Real shortcake! This brings back memories of shortcake after an afternoon of strawberry picking
There is nothing better than a good strawberry shortcake and this recipe is perfect!
Nothin like a good strawberry shortcake! Yum!
Strawberry shortcake is what I always request as my birthday cake. Love it and yours looks absolutely delicious!
Wow, this sounds classic and unique at the same time! Love it!
This sounds like an absolutely heavenly dessert! Yum!
We adore strawberry shortcake, and I'm so happy you've shared a new recipe for me to try! Love that you don't have to cut out individual biscuits. Nice!
I love strawberry shortcake in any form.
Strawberry shortcake is my favorite and I love the idea of a crumble cake! Thank you for sharing!!!
Baking the shortbread in a pan and cutting them to size is such a great idea! I usually just make drop shortbread biscuits, but I like this idea better! Strawberry shortcake has always been a special dessert in my family, so this reminds me off all the times that my mom would make it for us growing up. Happy Valentine's Day!
I love strawberry shortcake but never think about making it! Thanks for the reminder.
I love the flavor of strawberry shortcake. And with a crumble so much better! I love anything with a crumble. Your spoon to take the tops off the strawberries is just too cute!
Thank you Stacy
Strawberry shortcake was one of my grandmother's favorite desserts. She would have loved your version. So beautiful!
I want, I want!
A crumble topping makes anything better if you ask me. I so have to make these shortcakes.
Strawberry shortcake is my all time favourite dessert. Every strawberry season it is the first dessert I make. This just makes me that much more anxious for spring to get here soon.
Classic ! Strawberry shortcake is always great anytime and this looks ravishing ! Beautiful !
Yummy! Some things are worth waiting for – in particular sweet strawberries, shortcake and whipped cream.
Thank you for sharing this recipe, Constance =)