Homemade Buttermilk Shortcake Recipe

Lin Nowicki shares her recipe for Buttermilk Shortcake that pairs perfectly with fresh strawberries.

| May/June 1975

Buttermilk shortcake for dessert

How to make old-fashioned shortcake with delicious buttermilk.


Follow this recipe to make delicious buttermilk shortcake for dessert.

For those of you who've only eaten the sponge cake version, this is real shortcake, like my mother used to make … even if she did use Bisquick!

As early in the day as you think of it, stem a quart of fresh strawberries — or defrost your own frozen-without-sugar berries. Pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar over them. They'll sweeten and juice up all day until shortcake time. Then, just before supper, make the biscuits.

Homemade Buttermilk Shortcake Recipe


1 quart fresh strawberries (see preparation instructions above) 

2 cups unbleached white flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil or butter
1 egg, well beaten (optional)
1 to 1–1/2 cups buttermilk (enough to make a thick, moundable batter)

6/5/2014 12:53:55 AM

I think that http://www.gourmed.com/recipes/all-recipes/strawberry-shortcake is the more delicious than the butter cake. How do you think?

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