Grandma's Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Grandma's Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake
Debbie is in the kitchen baking up a "Taste of Home" magazine classic dessert with fresh, springtime strawberries.

Ingredients for the Cake:

  • 6 Cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • ½ Cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Cups all purpose flour
  • 5 Tablespoons sugar (divided)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ Cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Ingredients for the Topping:

  • 1 ½ Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Combine strawberries with sugar and vanilla

2. Mash slightly

3. Let stand at least 30 minutes (tossing occasionally)

4. Preheat oven to 400

5. Wisk together flour, 4T sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt

6. Cut in butter until crumbly

7. Add buttermilk; stir until just combined

8. Drop batter by 1/3 cupfuls 2in apart onto baking sheet

9. Brush with 2T heavy cream

10. Sprinkle with remaining 1T sugar

11. Bake 18-20 minutes

12. Remove to wire racks to cool completely

13. For topping: beat heavy cream until it begins to thicken

14. Add sugar and vanilla

15. Beat until soft peaks form

16. To serve, cut biscuits in half; top with strawberries and whipped cream

Per serving: 635 cal. 36g fat (22g saturated fat), 102mg chol., 696mg sod. 72g carb. (33g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g pro.

Taste of Home's Strawberry Shortcake - Home & Family

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