Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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I grew up on a dairy farm, so we always had plenty of butter and cream for the luscious strawberry shortcake my mother fixed.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-9 servings


  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • Butter
  • Whipped cream


  1. Combine strawberries and sugar; set aside. In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly. In another bowl, beat egg; add cream. Add to crumb mixture, stirring only until moist. Pat into a greased 8-in. square or round baking pan. Bake at 450° for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack. Just before serving, split cake in two. butter bottom layer; spoon half of the berries over butter. Replace second layer and spoon remaining berries on top. Cut into individual servings; top each with whipped cream. Yield: 6-9 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p20

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"I was looking for a shortcake recipe like the one my grandmother used to make when I was a little girl. This one looked similar so I tried it. I found it extremely flaky so that it fell apart almost immediately after removing it from the pan. It also lacked any flavor, instead tasting flour-y, even after I added vanilla to the recipe. I will be looking for another recipe somewhere else."

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