A shortcake is a small sweet cake from the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.

Shortcake is usually made with flour, sugar, chemical yeast, salt, butter, milk or heavy cream, and sometimes eggs. The dry ingredients are mixed together, then the butter is cut in and added until a coarse, cornmeal-like texture is achieved. The liquid ingredients are added to create a moist dough. The dough is then rolled out and cut like a biscuit, spooned into a baking tray or cake pan, depending on how moist the dough is and what the baker wants. Finally, it is left in the oven at a high temperature until it is ready.

The most famous dessert made with shortcake is the strawberry shortcake. The fruit is macerated by chopping and mixing with sugar and waiting until its delicious juice is obtained. The shortcakes are sliced ​​and the bottom is covered with a layer of strawberries, juice, and whipped cream, usually with added sugar and vanilla for flavoring. The upper part is placed, which is covered with more strawberries and whipped cream. “Shortcake” is not always used for the cake but it can be made with a sponge cake base and also with cornbread, at your convenience. In Japan, it is preferred to make the biscuit base version, and there it is one of the favorite Christmas desserts.

Although the strawberry shortcake is the most widely popular, there are also peach shortcake, blueberry shortcake, chocolate shortcake, and other desserts made under the same guidelines. Cakes in which the shortcake has been flavored, for example with coconut, are common.

Learn how to make your own Strawberry Shortcake Cake with this simple and easy recipe!

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Recipe by caion


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For your Strawberry Shortcake Cake to be perfect, you will need the ingredients from the list below and follow the step-by-step preparation method.


  • Cake
  • 1 ½ cups (180 g) cake flour, sifted

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup (113 g) unsalted butter, softened

  • ¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

  • ¾ cup (180 ml) buttermilk, room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • Strawberry Filling
  • 2 ½ cups (360 g) strawberries, stems removed and sliced into quarters

  • ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar

  • Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream, cold

  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar

  • 1 tablespoon clear piping gel

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Cake
  • In a bowl, add flour;
  • Add baking powder;
  • Add baking soda;
  • Add salt;
  • Stir;stir powder
  • In another bowl, add butter;
  • Add sugar;
  • Beat with a whisk;mix butter and sugar
  • Add eggs;
  • Mix;
  • Add vanilla;
  • Add buttermilk;
  • Mix;mix
  • Add the flour mixture (sifting);powder mixture
  • Mix;mixing dough
  • Transfer to a baking sheet (greased and floured);baking sheet
  • Bake;
  • Strawberry Filling
  • In a bowl, add chopped strawberries;
  • Add sugar;
  • Stir;stir strawberries
  • Whipped Cream
  • In a jar, add heavy cream;
  • Add confectioner’s sugar;
  • Mix;
  • Add vanilla;
  • Add piping gel;
  • Mix;mix cream
  • Add the cream to the dough;cream to dough
  • Add strawberries;strawberries
  • Your Strawberry Shortcake Cake is ready!Strawberry Shortcake Cake

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