Easy Strawberry Shortcake

summer dessert

I’ve got a very simple and delicious recipe for you today that will go perfectly with your 4th of July meal…or any summer meal for that matter: Easy Strawberry Shortcake!

Strawberries are one of my family’s favorite fruits. Our whole family goes berry picking at a local farm at the end of May to get our own delicious, organic strawberries. The kids have such a fun time that we usually bring home a big haul, and then I have to figure out what to do with all that fruit!

This year, I decided to whip up a quick, weekday night dessert, using my Chocolate Chip Scones recipe. I left out the chocolate chips to make just a plain cake, but by all means, if you like chocolate and strawberries together (who doesn’t?), leave them in!

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To start, bake a batch of scones and let them cool. I popped my scones into the oven right before dinner was ready, so that they were done before we finished eating.

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Next, wash and cut your berries. I sometimes add some sugar to my strawberries if they aren’t quite sweet enough. This will also help to make a sugary syrup that tastes so good when it soaks into the cakes :)

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You’ll also want to make some freshly whipped cream right before you are ready to eat. The stuff in the can is alright in a pinch, but seriously, whipping your own takes just a minute or two and it is really worth the trouble.

To make my whipped cream, I used about 1 cup of whipping cream, with 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, whipping them together with an electric hand mixer until it turned into whipped cream.

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To assemble your cakes, take a cooled scone and slice it in half horizontally.

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Next, spoon some berries onto the bottom half of your scone, making sure to pour a bit of the juices on as well.

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Lastly, top the berries with the other half of the scone, add a nice big dollop of cream to the top, and add a strawberry to decorate.

There you have it…a very quick and yummy dessert that your whole family will love!

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  1. Shelly says:

    I make the chocolate chips scones about once a month. My family just loves them.

    Last year I made some double chocolate shortcake to go with strawberries for strawberry shortcake and it was really good. Your looks just so good, now I wish we had more strawberry left in our garden, so I could make this right now.

    • Erin says:

      That’s so good to hear Shell, thank you!

      I’ve never heard of double chocolate shortcake before, but it sounds heavenly :) Will have to try that out one day!

  2. This dessert looks so good, Erin. :) I’m sure my kids would love it. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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