Strawberry Shortcakes

This is one of my favorite ready in no time desserts for Christmas. You can use other berries as well but I love strawberries.

strawberry shortcake

Prep Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
Serves: 6
Serve With Vanilla Ice Cream and some chocolate drizzle 

Shopping List:

  • Strawberries that are ripe and firm
  • Light Cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • Icing sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • All-Purpose Flour

Ingredients:

  • 1 and a half cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup light cream
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Optional/Sprinkle of cocoa powder, sprinkles, or chocolate drizzle for decor

Shortcakes:
Make the shortcakes 1 to 2 days ahead and after they cool they must be stored at room temp. Wrap them properly in clingwrap

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. As you are mixing it with a wooden spoon or baking spatula gradually add the cream and mix till the mixture is completely mixed
  3. Lightly grease a baking sheet with baking spray or some melted cooking butter and set aside.
  4. On a flat surface or your kitchen table. Sprinkle some flour and start kneading your dough. Put ur dough on a rectangle tray and pat it to 1/2 inch thickness. It should be equal. Take a good size about 2-inch biscuit cutter and cut the rounds. Place the cake rounds on the baking sheet and put in the oven for 15 min.
  5. Please keep an eye on the shortcakes and once they are ready place them on a baking rack to cool.

Layering:

  • Split your shortcakes into halves and start layering the strawberries on them.
  • Add a decent amount of whipped cream.
  • Don’t overdo the whipped cream as then the top of the shortcake will slide off. Add the top layer of the shortcake on the whipped cream layering then add a spoon of whipped cream and then a strawberry on top.
  • Sprinkle some icing sugar and serve with ice cream.
  • You can add some cocoa powder or choc drizzle for garnishing

Aushima Sawhney
Aushima Sawhney

Aushima Sawhney is a stay-at-home mum of a mischievous and energetic 5-year-old boy. A cooking enthusiast, she loves to whip up interesting and unique
meals for family and friends. From Thai to Italian, Indian to Continental and desserts of all kinds, she is known for her mouth-watering food. She recently
came out with her own collection of home-made spicy sauces which received wonderful reviews. She is also the founder of “Aushima Selects“, bringing an exclusive collection of Indo-Western jewellery, bags, home decor and accessories.


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