Easiest Ever Strawberry Shortcake
If you’re craving a delightful dessert that’s both simple to make and bursting with the sweet flavors of summer, look no further than our Easiest Ever Strawberry Shortcake. This classic dessert is perfect for warm weather gatherings, picnics, or simply satisfying your sweet tooth. With just a handful of ingredients and a few easy steps, you’ll have a mouthwatering dessert ready to impress your friends and family.
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Whipped cream for topping (optional)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the sliced strawberries and 1/4 cup of sugar. Toss to coat, then refrigerate while you prepare the shortcakes.
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Pour in the heavy cream and vanilla extract, stirring just until the dough comes together.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it holds together. Be careful not to overmix.
- Pat the dough into a circle about 1 inch thick and use a round biscuit cutter to cut out shortcakes. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the shortcakes are golden brown.
- Let the shortcakes cool slightly before slicing them in half horizontally.
- To serve, spoon the sweetened strawberries over the bottom half of each shortcake, then top with the other half.
- If desired, add a dollop of whipped cream on top and garnish with additional strawberry slices.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Enjoy the simplest and most delicious Strawberry Shortcake you’ve ever tasted!
Nutritional information (per serving): Calories 360, Total Fat 18g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 280mg, Total Carbohydrates 46g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 16g, Protein 5g.
For a dessert that embodies the essence of summer, this Easiest Ever Strawberry Shortcake is a winner. The buttery, flaky shortcakes provide the perfect base for the juicy, sweet strawberries, and a dollop of whipped cream takes it to the next level. Whether you’re serving it at a barbecue or enjoying it as a weeknight treat, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite. So, gather your ingredients, follow these simple steps, and savor the taste of summer in every bite.