Strawberry Shortcake

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This is my all-time favorite strawberry shortcake recipe. It is a little unusual in that the shortcake has a crumbly topping.

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

To begin, a couple hours before you plan on having the dessert, prepare your strawberries.

Wash them up, then remove the tops.

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Slice them up and place them in a bowl.

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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.

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Now put them in the fridge and let them sit. Over the next couple hours, they will develop their own sauce. Stir every 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.

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Cut in 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter with a pastry blender until it is crumbly.

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Scoop out about 1/2 cup of the mixture and set aside.

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Now, to the bowl, add 2 teaspoons baking powder.

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Measure out 3/4 cup of milk and stir in a teaspoon of vanilla.

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Pour the milk mixture into the bowl and stir to combine.

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Spread the mixture into a buttered 9×9 (or comparable size) baking pan.

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And sprinkle the reserved mixture over the top.

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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.

Enjoy!

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Strawberry Shortcake

Constance Smith - Cosmopolitan Cornbread
This is my all-time favorite strawberry shortcake recipe. It is a little unusual in that the shortcake has a crumbly topping.
5 from 31 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Sweets, Treats & Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 337 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the strawberries:

  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1/3 c granulated sugar

For the shortcake:

  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c butter, cold
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 c milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Ice cream or whipped cream for topping

Instructions
 

  • 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 into 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.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 337kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 194mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 2gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 354IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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32 thoughts on “Strawberry Shortcake”

  1. 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!

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  2. 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!!

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  3. 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.

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  4. I am always down for strawberry shortcake. If this is your favorite version, then I must give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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.

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  9. Yummy! Some things are worth waiting for – in particular sweet strawberries, shortcake and whipped cream.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe, Constance =)

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