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Strawberry shortcake piled with strawberries

Classic Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

  • Prep Time
    Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time
    Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Serves
    Serves: 8 servings
Filling
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 Packages (16 ounces each) Driscoll's Strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 2 Cups heavy cream
  • 1 Tsp. vanilla extract
Shortcakes
  • 10 Tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces plus more for pans
  • 3 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 Tsp. salt
  • 1 3/4 Cups heavy cream
Shortcakes
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously butter 3 (8-inch) round cake pans. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl of a food processor or large bowl. Add butter and pulse in food processor or cut in with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add heavy cream and pulse in food processor (stirring with a fork several times to help distribute cream) or stir into bowl with a fork until just moistened (do not over mix).
  • Gather dough into a large ball (if using food processor, first transfer mixture into large bowl) and gently knead on a lightly floured surface, just until smooth (about 5 turns).
  • Divide dough into 3 equal portions and with hands, press each piece of dough into a prepared cake pan, spreading to edges and making as smooth as possible.
  • Bake about 25 minutes or until top is golden. Let cool 5 minutes in pans on wire rack then turn out to cool completely on wire rack.
Filling
  • Combine heavy cream and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on high until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar while beating just until stiff peaks form. Keep refrigerated until ready to use
Assembly
  • To serve, place first cake layer on serving plate and top with about 1/3 quartered strawberries in a single layer. Top with about 1/3 whipped cream and spread until even. Top with second cake layer and repeat with 1/3 quartered strawberries and 1/3 whipped cream. Top with final cake layer and spread remaining whipped cream in an even layer, leaving about 1-inch border around. Top with remaining quartered strawberries in a mound. Serve immediately.
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Serving Size:

1 slice (291.67g)

Calories 810.86
Total Fat 56.81 g
Saturated Fat 35.13 g
Cholesterol 192.29 mg
Sodium 1120.31 mg
Total Carbohydrates 69.23 g
Dietary Fiber 3.18 g
Sugar 23.34 g
Protein 8.44 g

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