Recipe: Six Ingredient Strawberry Shortcake

When I think of homemade strawberry shortcake I don’t usually think easy or simple; I think pastry dough, lots of lamination, kneading, cutting in butter, etc. After some research I found a few reputable recipes that were way simplified vis-à-vis the invention of all purpose baking mixes in the 1930’s (King Arthur, Serious Eats, Betty Crocker). Though skeptical, I gave it a try. I can confidently say this six ingredient strawberry shortcake is completely legit and will definitely be my go-to recipe from now on!

Domestocrat’s Six Ingredient Strawberry Shortcake (makes 6 shortcakes)

  1. 2 cups all purpose baking mix (not to be confused with all purpose flour; I used Jiffy’s version but King Arthur has one, Bisquick would work, etc)
  2. 1 cup heavy cream (you can use a second cup to make homemade whipped cream to top the shortcake, or just buy the kind in a can like I did)
  3. 2 tbsp. sugar
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. 1 lb. strawberries

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Getting the dough together couldn’t be easier…

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Combine the baking mix, cream, sugar, salt, and vanilla in a big bowl or stand mixer and mix until the dough is thoroughly combined and smooth.

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You can roll out the dough and use a biscuit cutter to get a more clean look. I like my shortcakes rustic so I just formed even-sized flattened discs with my hands (about 1/2 inch width). Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

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Brush each shortcake with a little cream and sprinkle the top with sugar. Bake on 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms are brown and the center is cooked.

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While the shortcakes are baking, rinse and slice the strawberries. The shape and size is up to you!

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These biscuits won’t be too brown on the top so don’t let that be the indicator of doneness here. A golden brown bottom is the best way to tell when these shortcakes are done.

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Cool the shortcakes for 5 or so minutes. Slice the shortcakes and top with the strawberries and whipped cream in whatever combination you like (I like a layer of whipped cream, strawberries, and then more whipped cream).

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Put on the top and add more whipped cream and thinly sliced strawberries for garnish. There you have it: a perfect, simple, 6-ingredient summer strawberry shortcake!

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About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.
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