MENU
  • Print
    33K
  • Save
    4K
  • Pinterest
    10K
  • Email
    3K
  • Facebook
    1K

Slab Strawberry Shortcake

slab strawberry shortcake Dessert
Slab Strawberry Shortcake
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 16

Shortcake to feed a crowd! With no individual assembly required, this genius recipe couldn't be more perfect for all of your spring and summer gatherings. The from-scratch biscuit base is scone-like in its buttery texture and tastes great on its own, but when topped with sweetened whipped cream and sugared strawberries, it's simply divine. If you have other fresh berries on hand, you can use your favorite combination to top the shortcake base. This dessert will be your new party favorite. MORE+ LESS-

Updated April 18, 2019
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

Shortcake

3 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup granulated sugar
5
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup cold butter, cut in pieces
2
eggs, slightly beaten
2
cups heavy whipping cream

Strawberries

1
quart (4 cups) strawberries, sliced
1/4
cup granulated sugar

Topping

2
cups heavy whipping cream
1/3
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla

Steps

Hide Images
  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, stir the flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, baking powder and salt until blended. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • 2
    In small bowl, beat eggs and 2 cups whipping cream just until blended. Stir into flour mixture until mixture forms a soft dough. Using lightly floured fingers, pat and press dough in bottom of 15x10x1-inch ungreased pan.
  • 3
    Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix strawberries and 1/4 cup granulated sugar; stir occasionally.
  • 5
    When ready to serve, in chilled large bowl, beat Topping ingredients with electric mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Spread top with whipped cream. Using slotted spoon, spoon sugared berries over top. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

  • If serving later in the day, prepare strawberries 1 hour before assembling shortcake.
  • Top shortcake with sugared berries right before serving so juiciness is controlled.

Expert Tips

  • Part of what makes strawberry shortcake so delicious is the treatment of the strawberries. A classic strawberry shortcake is made with macerated strawberries. Macerating is a way of infusing flavor into a food, often a fruit, usually by soaking in a liquid (often alcohol). In this case, strawberries are washed, hulled and sliced before being tossed with sugar, which draws out juice from the berries, so they literally stew in their own juices, which elevates their flavor and gives the juice a syrupy consistency. This means that even if your strawberries aren’t the juiciest, ripest berries of the season, they’ll taste even better and more like themselves after having been macerated. The one trick to macerating is keeping an eye on the clock. If you let them macerate for too long, they’ll turn to mush—delicious mush, but mush all the same—so take this step no more than an hour before serving your strawberry shortcake. If you like, try adding balsamic vinegar or Grand Marnier to your strawberries for extra depth of flavor.
  • Besides macerated strawberries, the other thing that makes strawberry shortcake is the fresh whipped cream. To make yours perfectly, chill a bowl and beaters in the freezer or refrigerator for 10 to 20 minutes. In a chilled medium bowl, beat the whipping cream, sugar and vanilla on low speed of electric mixer until mixture begins to thicken. Gradually increase speed to high and beat just until stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat or mixture will curdle.
  • Try your favorite berry combination to top the shortcake.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
310
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
21g
106%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
160mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
13g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

© 2019 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved

Rate and Comment