Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Posted on: September 2nd, 2011 by Kay Swatkowski

It has been years since I have had old fashioned strawberry shortcake.  Food Network has a simple shortcake recipe that doesn’t require that you cut butter or shortening into the flour. This recipe uses heavy cream in place of milk and shortening, making this recipe very quick and easy. There are two changes I would make.    I think the recipe could use a little more sugar in the shortcake recipe.   And, next  time I might use a biscuit cutter to make individual shortcakes rather than using a square pan.

The addition of lemon zest to the whipped cream is a nice touch.  I served this recipe to our daughter and her husband this evening and well enjoyed it very much.

Here is the link to the original recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/chic-easy/strawberry-shortcake-recipe/index.html

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Topping

  • 1 1/2 pounds of strawberries slightly crushed
  • 3 – 5 Tablespoons of sugar depending on the sweetness of the berries


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (I would use 3 tablespoons)
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, sugar and salt.  Stir in very cold heavy cream.  Spread in an ungreased 8 inch square pan.  BAke in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.  When shortcake is nearly cool, cut into squares and then split each square.

Whipped Cream

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream thoroughly chilled.  You might put the cream in the freezer for 15 minutes before beating.
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest.

Combine all ingredients and beat on high for 1 – 2  minutes until the whipped cream forms peaks.

To serve layer ingredients:

Shortcake, strawberries, scoop of vanilla ice cream, more strawberries, shortcake and finish off with whipped cream.

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