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Strawberry Shortcake

July 20, 2012Teresa

Strawberry Shortcake is a mouthwatering old-fashioned family favorite that we just love!  If you enjoy strawberries this is a real crowd pleaser. Strawberwhipped topping or ice cream. Triple yummy! While the original recipe called for shortening I’ve changed that to coconut oil  since I’ve tried to eliminate as many hydrogenated oils as possible from my diet.

My mom used to make Strawberry Shortcake for us all the time when we were kids. She always had big gardens and she grew a lot of strawberries, especially for jams. She would make biscuits, slice them in half and butter each side, spoon sliced, sugared strawberries over the biscuits and then add vanilla ice cream scoops on top. Absolutely incredible! (Cool Whip hadn’t been invented then and she didn’t make whipped cream a lot.)

If I have a lot of strawberries on hand, I usually double the recipe and make this in two round torte dishes. Then I sprinkle sugar over the top of the shortcake before baking.  The cake is cut in eighths, then each triangle is split in half. Each layer is covered with strawberries before smothering all of it in whipped topping. It’s utterly sensational.

When I initially posted this recipe in July 2012 it was the beginning days of my blog. While my pictures were okay, they were taken with an iPhone camera so they weren’t as clear and sharp as I would have liked. I recently remade this recipe for company (July 2016) and served it for dessert along with a Rosemary Romano Chicken entree, Fresh Summer Veggie Bake and Antipasto Salad. My Strawberry Shortcake was a real hit. I served large portions and they were eaten down to the last drop. 🙂

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I LOVE Strawberry Shortcake!

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This recipe is really pretty easy to make. I also made two smaller shortcakes in large ramekins.

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Strawberry Shortcake is a wonderful summer dessert. It’s great not only for the summer holidays, but anytime strawberries are in season or available.

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After cutting the shortcake in 8 pieces, I slice each piece in half and layer strawberries on each piece. Then I top with whipped topping and more strawberries. This dessert is also great drizzled with chocolate or strawberry syrup.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

The mason jar with the white lid contains pink Himalayan sea salt. The mason jar with the blue lid contains coconut oil. TruWhip is a more natural whipped topping without hydrogenated oils or HFCS.

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Measure UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour into mixing bowl. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods). Add sugar, baking powder, sea salt and coconut oil. 

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Blend flour mixture with a pastry blender until all the coconut oil is worked into the flour.

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Add milk. You can also use cream or Almond Breeze if you want to keep the recipe vegan.

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Stir to combine. Place into a greased 10″ torte baking dish or cake pan. Sprinkle sugar on top.

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Sugar is sprinkled on top and now the shortcake is ready for the oven. Bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes. A toothpick inserted in center should come out clean.

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While shortcake is baking, pour remaining sugar over strawberries.

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Stir to combine and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

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Once shortcake has baked, allow shortcake to cool completely. Invert shortcake onto serving plate. At this point I usually cut the shortcake into 8 pieces like a pie, then slice each in half width-wise and spoon sugared strawberries over the top of each half. Finally, I top with whipped topping. 

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I also made two smaller individual shortcakes in large ramekins. I split the shortcake in half.

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Spoon sugared strawberries over top of halved shortcake layer.

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Top strawberries with remaining individual shortcake layer. Spoon more strawberries on top. Dollop with whipped topping and serve.

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Or if you’re cutting the larger 10″ round shortcake, cut in eights. Then slice each triangle in half like I’ve shown here. Spoon sugared strawberries over the bottom layer. Top with top shortcake layer, spoon more sugared strawberries over top of the shortbread layer. Finally, top with whipped topping and serve.

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Every bite is mouthwatering. I guarantee, you won’t want to stop eating this dessert, once you have your first taste.

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This is a festive dessert for Independence Day celebrations.

Here’s the recipe.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

(My own concoction)

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This lovely old-fashioned shortcake recipe is covered with fresh strawberries and whipped topping for a sensational dessert that's great for the summer holidays.
The BEST Strawberry Shortcake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This mouthwatering #dessert is terrific for the #FourthofJuly, other summer #holidays, picnics, backyard BBQs or potlucks. #strawberries
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
The BEST Strawberry Shortcake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This mouthwatering #dessert is terrific for the #FourthofJuly, other summer #holidays, picnics, backyard BBQs or potlucks. #strawberries
Instructions
  1. Slice strawberries; sprinkle with 1 cup sugar and let stand 1 hour.
  2. Heat oven to 450°.
  3. Grease a 10” round layer torte dish.
  4. Measure flour, 2 tbsp. sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
  5. Cut in coconut oil thoroughly until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  6. Stir in milk or Almond Breeze just until blended.
  7. Spread into prepared baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp. sugar.
  9. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Cut shortcake into 8 servings.
  11. Split each piece in half.
  12. Spread with butter,if desired.
  13. Fill and top with berries.
  14. Serve warm with whipped cream or non-dairy whipped topping.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This is also good served ala mode.

NOTE: Use Califia Farms Almond milk instead of milk and no butter when preparing the shortcake if trying to keep this recipe vegan.

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[b]Strawberry Shortcake[/b]
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
This lovely old-fashioned shortcake recipe is covered with fresh[url href=”http://www.driscolls.com/berries/strawberries” target=”_blank”]strawberries[/url] and whipped topping for a sensational dessert that’s great for the summer holidays.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. fresh [url href=”http://www.driscolls.com/berries/strawberries” target=”_blank”]Driscoll’s[/url]strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil or unsalted butter
  • 1 cup milk, cream or [url href=”http://www.almondbreeze.com/” target=”_blank”]Almond Breeze[/url]
  • Butter, if desired
  • [url href=”http://www.truwhip.com/” target=”_blank”]TruWhip[/url] Whipped topping
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • additional [url href=”http://www.driscolls.com/berries/strawberries” target=”_blank”]strawberries[/url] for garnish
Instructions
  1. Slice strawberries; sprinkle with 1 cup sugar and let stand 1 hour.
  2. Heat oven to 450°.
  3. Grease a 10” round layer torte dish.
  4. Measure flour, 2 tbsp. sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
  5. Cut in coconut oil thoroughly until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  6. Stir in milk (or [url href=”http://www.almondbreeze.com/” target=”_blank”]Almond Breeze[/url]) just until blended.
  7. Spread into prepared baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp. sugar.
  9. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Cut shortcake into 8 servings.
  11. Split each piece in half.
  12. Spread with butter,if desired.
  13. Fill and top with berries.
  14. Serve warm with whipped cream or non-dairy [url href=”http://www.truwhip.com/” target=”_blank”]whipped topping[/url].
Notes
This is also good served ala mode.[br][br]Use [url href=”http://www.almondbreeze.com/” target=”_blank”]Almond Breeze[/url] instead of milk and no butter when preparing the shortcake if trying to keep this recipe vegan.
The BEST Strawberry Shortcake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This mouthwatering #dessert is terrific for the #FourthofJuly, other summer #holidays, picnics, backyard BBQs or potlucks. #strawberries

I served my strawberry shortcake with whipped topping, but you can always use ice cream!

The BEST Strawberry Shortcake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This mouthwatering #dessert is terrific for the #FourthofJuly, other summer #holidays, picnics, backyard BBQs or potlucks. #strawberries

The syrup from the strawberries will sink down into the shortcake. Mom used to make this when we were children. She would butter the shortbread, then add the sweetened strawberries and top everything with whipped cream. Yum. If you’re trying to eliminate dairy, then omit the butter.

The BEST Strawberry Shortcake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This mouthwatering #dessert is terrific for the #FourthofJuly, other summer #holidays, picnics, backyard BBQs or potlucks. #strawberries

Strawberry Shortcake is so quick and easy to make. It’s also economical and a family favorite.

You may also enjoy these delicious desserts!

Strawberry Twinkie Dessert

Strawberry Twinkie Dessert | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this spectacular #dessert uses only 3 ingredients including #HostessTwinkies! Perfect #strawberry dessert for #FourthofJuly & other summer #holidays. So easy.

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Cherry Berries On A Cloud | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to wow your guests with this awesome, decadent #dessert! It has a meringue crust, #cheesecake layer with #marshmallows & topped with a #cherry & #strawberry glaze. It's perfect for #holidays like #Christmas, #ValentinesDay or special occasions.

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Strawberry Pretzel Dessert | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this classic favorite #dessert has a #pretzel crust, #creamcheese layer & a #strawberry jello layer. It's a light dessert that's great for the #holidays.

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This lovely old-fashioned shortcake recipe is covered with fresh strawberries and whipped topping for a sensational dessert that's great for the summer holidays.
The BEST Strawberry Shortcake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This mouthwatering #dessert is terrific for the #FourthofJuly, other summer #holidays, picnics, backyard BBQs or potlucks. #strawberries
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
The BEST Strawberry Shortcake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This mouthwatering #dessert is terrific for the #FourthofJuly, other summer #holidays, picnics, backyard BBQs or potlucks. #strawberries
Instructions
  1. Slice strawberries; sprinkle with 1 cup sugar and let stand 1 hour.
  2. Heat oven to 450°.
  3. Grease a 10” round layer torte dish.
  4. Measure flour, 2 tbsp. sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
  5. Cut in coconut oil thoroughly until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  6. Stir in milk or Almond Breeze just until blended.
  7. Spread into prepared baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp. sugar.
  9. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Cut shortcake into 8 servings.
  11. Split each piece in half.
  12. Spread with butter,if desired.
  13. Fill and top with berries.
  14. Serve warm with whipped cream or non-dairy whipped topping.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This is also good served ala mode.

NOTE: Use Califia Farms Almond milk instead of milk and no butter when preparing the shortcake if trying to keep this recipe vegan.

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