Layered Strawberry Shortcake

strawberries and cake layers
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
288 Calories
12g Fat
44g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 444mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 4g
Calcium 212mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This strawberry shortcake is made with a soft dough with an egg. The dough is baked in a round cake pan then it is split horizontally and filled.


  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar or granulated sugar'
  • Cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/3 cup milk

Steps to Make It

To Make the Strawberry Filling

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Prepare strawberries an hour or two before serving. Slice the fresh strawberries, leaving 8 to 12 whole for garnishing.
  3. Place the sliced berries in a bowl; add 3/4 cup brown sugar or granulated sugar and let stand for at least 1 hour at room temperature.

To Make the Shortcake

  1. Heat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Combine flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Sift.
  3. Work in butter with pastry blender or fingertips; add egg and milk. Mix just until dough is moist.
  4. Turn dough into a buttered and floured 8 or 9-inch round cake pan and pat into shape.
  5. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Test with a toothpick inserted in the center. If it comes out with dough clinging to it, lower the heat to 350° and bake about 5 more minutes.
  6. Remove from the pan and split horizontally with a serrated knife.
  7. Butter the cut side of both layers.
  8. Put layers together with strawberries and their juice between the layers and on top.
  9. Garnish with several whole berries, if desired, and serve with whipped cream.