4-Ingredient Strawberry Shortcake

4-Ingredient Strawberry Shortcake

A summer time classic dessert just got even easier to make with this four ingredient recipe. Even if you lack baking skills, you can whip up this dessert in well under an hour.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Step 2

    Remove the green tops from the strawberries. Cut berries into 1/4 inch slices.
  3. Step 3

    Place sliced berries in a bowl and stir in 1/4 cup of the sugar. Allow to rest at room temperature and become juicy, stirring every so often, while you make the cake and cream.
  4. Step 4

    Place flour into a medium bowl. Add 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon of the cream and 3 tablespoons of the sugar and stir just until it just barely comes together into a dough.
  5. Step 5

    Turn it out into a pie plate and push the dough up the sides. This will keep the short cake relatively flat.
  6. Step 6

    Place shortcake into pre-heated oven and bake until golden brown and firm, about 22 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool for 15 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    While the shortcake bakes, place 2 cups cream and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar into a bowl and whisk together until the cream makes soft peaks.
  8. Step 8

    To assemble, flip the shortcake onto a serving plate. Slice in half horizontally. Pile on 2/3 of the macerated berries and half of the whipped cream. Top with the second layer of cake. Finish with the remaining berries and whipped cream.
  9. Step 9

    Slice and enjoy.