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Nothing says summer like strawberry shortcake. Perfect for a backyard barbecue or just for the kids as a weeknight treat, this dessert comes in many forms.

On occasion I make it biscuit-style with a mix. But this recipe of my grandma’s is my favorite way to make shortcake, and it’s homemade—no mix necessary! It’s a dense, moist cake that’s not overly sweet and is great with strawberries and little milk poured over the top.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • Strawberries, sliced and tossed with a little sugar

Directions

  1. Grease pie pan or eight-inch cake pan and preheat oven to 400.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together.

3. Cut shortening into dry mixture, combining until mealy.

4. Add milk and mix by hand.

5. Spread batter into pie pan and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown on top.

6. Serve with strawberries. Pour desired amount of milk over cake or top with whipped cream.

Easy Strawberry Shortcake
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Serves: 6-8
 
Easy, no-fail homemade strawberry shortcake.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • Strawberries, sliced and tossed with a little sugar
Instructions
  1. Grease pie pan or eight-inch cake pan and preheat oven to 400.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together.
  3. Cut shortening into dry mixture, combining until mealy.
  4. Add milk and mix by hand.
  5. Pour batter into pie pan and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown on top.
  6. Serve with strawberries. Pour some milk over cake or top with whipped cream.