This culinary deviation from the traditional angel food cake version is a refreshing spring and summertime dessert.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Toss strawberries with 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in a bowl; set aside at room temperature for 1 hour for juice to form.

  • Whisk flour, white sugar, baking powder, and sea salt in a bowl. Cut unsalted butter into flour mixture with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour 1 cup cream into flour mixture, starting with 1/2 cup and adding a tablespoon or two at a time as needed. Stir to make a soft dough. Add more cream as needed. Place dough into a floured bowl and knead a few times with the heel of your hand.

  • Roll dough out 1/2 inch thick on a floured surface; cut dough into 6 3-inch rounds using a biscuit cutter. Place onto ungreased baking sheet.

  • Bake until tops are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

  • Whip remaining 1 cup cream in a metal or glass bowl, using an electric mixer, until cream forms soft peaks when beaters are lifted directly up out of cream; gently fold in 2 tablespoons of confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract. Cover and refrigerate cream until ready to serve.

  • To serve, split each shortcake round horizontally, using a serrated knife, and place bottoms of shortcakes onto serving plates. Spoon about 1/2 cup of strawberries and juice onto shortcake half; top with 1/4 cup of whipped cream. Place shortcake tops onto desserts; dust each dessert with about 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar and a sprig of mint.

Nutrition Facts

643 calories; 41.7 g total fat; 139 mg cholesterol; 349 mg sodium. 62.9 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2016
Ummm if you want a more cake like biscuit use a more cake like biscuit recipe do not take stars off because you wanted a different recipe . Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/23/2017
Very disappointed. I've made this twice & had the same results both times. The shortcakes do not rise very much at all. I follow the directions to the "T" & have had identical results. Again, disappointing...... Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2016
Ummm if you want a more cake like biscuit use a more cake like biscuit recipe do not take stars off because you wanted a different recipe . Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2016
Ummm if you want a more cake like biscuit use a more cake like biscuit recipe do not take stars off because you wanted a different recipe . Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2016
This is an awesome recipe for strawberry shortcake! In my family the shortcake is always a biscuit type and nothing but real whipped cream will do. My only other comment has to do with the directions. My Mississippi mama who taught me to make biscuits always said "the less you handle the dough the better your biscuits will be. And NEVER knead no matter what the recipe says." I've always followed that hint use White Lily flour and make biscuits that my family devours. We loved this shortcake -- thank you so much for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2014
Happy to be the first one to rate this recipe! Was making a dessert for a diabetic friend and substituted 1 tblsp of Stevia for sugar in cake mix and 1/4 cup of stevia for strawberries (otherwise too sweet). Used (I pretty much always use honey for my whipped cream) Tupelo Honey (safe for people watching their sugar) and placed cakes in ramekins for easy transport. This is an awesome shortcake recipe (despite the substitutions) I'll try it using sugar next time and I know it will be even better! Thanks Divinity! 4 hrs later - neighbors LOVED this dessert...we were already stuffed after a delicious steak dinner YET they devoured it! (I was smiling!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2017
Made as directed. Soooo delicious. "Biscuit" shortcake is outstanding! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2015
This recipe makes really good biscuits but I wanted something more cakey. I wish the description mentioned that or the picture was better at portraying it. I gave it a 4 because it you are looking for more of a biscuit recipe this is great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2016
Came out great. Did not look as crumbly as I thought it would when I added the butter but I don't think it mattered tasted delicious. I like that they weren't real sweet because once the berries were on it was a nice balance. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2016
I have made this at least a half dozen times & got RAVES every time. It's just baking powder biscuits made with real butter & cream but what a taste difference from regular biscuits. Many in the family comment how much better it tastes than angel food cake because it's not as sweet yet much richer & really lets the taste of the strawberries shine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2016
This was the best strawberry shortcake I have ever made. everyone loved it. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/23/2017
Very disappointed. I've made this twice & had the same results both times. The shortcakes do not rise very much at all. I follow the directions to the "T" & have had identical results. Again, disappointing...... Read More
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