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Almond Shortcake with Triple-Berry Sauce

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Almond Shortcake with Triple-Berry Sauce
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12
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Here's a shortcake that's super easy. The batter is just spread and baked in a 13x9-inch pan. The fruit is drenched in a sweet sauce.
Updated Jan 9, 2006

Ingredients

Triple-Berry Sauce

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 to 6 drops red food color, if desired
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 1/3 cups raspberries
  • 1 1/3 cups blueberries

Shortcake

  • 2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, mix 3/4 cup sugar and the cornstarch. Stir in water and food color. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes. Stir in berries. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 450°F. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening. In medium bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup sugar, the baking powder and salt. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in milk, almond extract and eggs just until blended. Spread in pan. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar and the almonds.
  • 3
    Bake shortcake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Serve with Triple-Berry Sauce.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If brunch is in the plans, the almond shortcake makes a great coffee cake. Serve it slightly warm from the oven with butter and strawberry jam.
  • tip 2
    Add a spoonful of whipped cream to each serving.
  • tip 3
    You can use any combination of berries that equals 7 cups.

Nutrition

320 Calories, 13g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 49g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
15
Total Fat
13g
0%
Saturated Fat
6g
0%
Cholesterol
55mg
0%
Sodium
290mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
0%
Dietary Fiber
4g
0%
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
12%
12%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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