Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake

Monday, April 1, 2019

Have you baked with buttermilk or made shortcake before?

Oh, I am sure you have heard of buttermilk biscuits, maybe had it in pancakes or even a cake right?

If not you sure are missing out! The buttermilk is the best addition to this shortcake in flavor!

This Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet cake is out of this world delicious.

There is more than one reason why it's so tasty.

First, it's the buttermilk that helps make this flaky crust, then there is a streusel on top that is fabulous in flavor.

The best part of the cake is, the strawberries are baked on top all in a cast iron skillet!

A slice of heaven when topped with whipped cream or even your favorite flavored ice cream swirled with a fresh strawberry puree topping!

Come join me in making this fabulous first Spring dessert with fresh strawberries.

This is certainly a delightful change to the Traditional Style Strawberry Shortcake.

Using all homemade fresh ingredients baked all in one skillet!

After one taste, I am sure you will be baking this recipe time and time again throughout the whole summer!

Scroll down for this fabulous recipe!




this is how to make an old fashioned buttermilk strawberry baked shortcake in a cast iron skillet with streusel topping





Strawberry Season!



This is my go-to recipe when Spring has sprung and Strawberries are in abundance.


This flaky shortcake crust is divine and the whole cake is irresistible.


I absolutely love the streusel with a hint of fall flavors also, it's very different from the traditional strawberry shortcake.


This has an old fashioned shortcake flavor with an almost cake-like thick batter.


When the whole cake is baking everything just melds into one perfect shortcake and it's delicious served warm or cold!



this is a recipe on how to make an old fashioned buttermilk strawberry baked shortcake in a cast iron skillet with streusel topping



Moist and Delicious



This strawberry buttermilk shortcake made from scratch is truly moist and bursting subtle delicate flavors!


It's the perfect all in one skillet for brunch or after dinner dessert.


This brings a warm smile to my face, with great memories of my childhood to our table every time I bake it.


Mom always made this in her cast iron skillet, I am happy to still have hers and can make this in her memory.


this is a recipe on how to make an old fashioned buttermilk strawberry baked shortcake in a cast iron skillet with streusel topping



Easy To Make



You can use any kind of baking pan you have, fitting a 9x9 or 10-inch baking pan.


I love the skillet for not only baking but even for presentation, it gives the shortcake that old fashioned goodness.


A huge scoop of my favorite homemade strawberry ice cream is always served with this.


It's a very easy recipe to follow and you will not be disappointed with the results.



this is a recipe on how to make an old fashioned buttermilk strawberry baked shortcake in a cast iron skillet with streusel topping and it's baking in the oven



Slicing the Strawberries



I know how pretty this looks to serve but placing the strawberries in a flower pattern, it's so easy.


Just slice the berries, make sure you blot them dry before placing on top of the streusel.


Keeps the endpoints of the sliced berries all in one direction in a circular pattern.


Sprinkle the top of the berries with a cinnamon and sugar mixture or just regular sugar for a sparkling look after they bake.



these are the ingredients for streusel topping in a  cast iron skillet is the shortcake dough



The Streusel Topping



This buttery streusel topping is so yummy.


Make sure you use cold butter when making this mixed with the ingredients.


This keeps its form and makes the perfect crumb topping.


You can omit the spices if you don't like them.



this is the dough and streusel topping for making a strawberry baked buttermilk skillet shortcake



Some Ingredients You Will Need



  • Fresh buttermilk
  • Shortening
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Cinnamon and Allspice
  • Fresh strawberries or other fruit of choice





this is a recipe on how to make an old fashioned buttermilk strawberry buttermilk baked shortcake in a cast iron skillet with streusel topping



Baking This Shortcake



Always preheat the oven.


Watch carefully that the cake doesn't overbake as you would want to ensure the moisture in the cake isn't compromised.


Use a toothpick in the center to see if it comes out clean it's done!



this is a recipe on how to make an old fashioned buttermilk strawberry buttermilk baked shortcake in a cast iron skillet with streusel topping



The Batter



The batter is very thick and you will need to spread it with a spatula.


Don't overmix this batter just blend it together until the white streaks are gone.


Smooth into your prepared pan.



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Get Creative



I understand many folks have fruit allergies, don't be afraid to substitute your favorite fruits to make this skillet shortcake.


I have made this with blackberries and raspberries combined, peaches and even apple.


I am sure you can get creative and use any fruits you prefer.



this is a parchment paper lined cast iron skillet use to make a shortcake recipe in



Strawberry Puree



Just save a few fresh strawberries for a garnish to drizzle over the top.


I usually add around 6 to 7 washed fresh berries to the food processor with either sugar or a sugar substitute and pulse until it's a liquid.


When serving just drizzle over the top of the whipped cream.



this is a recipe on how to make an old fashioned buttermilk strawberry baked shortcake in a cast iron skillet with streusel topping



Tips:


  • Use only a dairy good grade buttermilk (don't use a substitution made with vinegar, I used gourmet buttermilk)
  • Measure all ingredients perfectly
  • Preheat the oven
  • If you choose to add the batter directly to the cast iron skillet grease it heavily
  • Any 9x9 or even 10-inch pan can be used instead of the cast iron skillet
  • Blot dry the strawberries after washing and slicing and use only firm ones
  • You can omit the spices if you're not a cinnamon or allspice fan
  • Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top for the glisten during the baking process or just sugar
  • Do not overbake this use a toothpick method in the center to see if it comes out clean
  • If you have a strawberry allergy you can use raspberries, peaches, apples or blueberries instead
  • Save some strawberries for garnish making a puree in the food processor



Try Some Of My Other Favorite Strawberry Recipes



Strawberry Cheesecake Manny's Copycat Recipe


Angel Food Filled with Strawberry Cheesecake


Strawberry Rangoons


Strawberries and Cream Poundcake


Slow Cooker Strawberry Cheesecake



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Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake

prep time: 15 min cook time: 60 min total time: 75 mins
This is a moist delicious baked buttermilk shortcake with strawberries baked right on top into a streusel topping

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup shortening plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • Streusel Topping
  • 1/2 cup cold butter slightly softened (1 stick)
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 cups fresh cleaned and evenly sliced strawberries save some for puree
  • Optional:
  • Pureed Strawberries to drizzle over the top around 6 or 7 strawberries
  • Whipped fresh cream or ice cream of choice
  • cinnamon sugar mixture to sprinkle on the strawberries before baking

instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line or butter a 10-inch cast iron skillet with parchment paper or heavy grease a 10-inch inch square baking pan with butter. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl mix the shortening and sugar together.
  3. Beat in the egg into the mixture and beat then stir in the buttermilk.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl combine the 2 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, salt, mix together thoroughly. Slowly pour into shortening batter until well combined.
  5. Old Fashioned Streusel Topping:
  6. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 2/3 cups flour, and the cinnamon and allspice in a small mixing.bowl. Add the softened stick of butter and mix until crumbly.
  7. Spoon the batter into the prepared skillet or any 10-inch square baking pan.
  8. Make a pretty design with the sliced strawberries on top of the streusel/ batter in your baking dish.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven around 50 to 60 minutes or more depending on if the middle comes out clean with a toothpick and the edges should be browned.
  10. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of strawberry puree.
Calories
279
Fat (grams)
15
Sat. Fat (grams)
10
Carbs (grams)
22
Net carbs
11
Sugar (grams)
16
Sodium (milligrams)
3
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this is a recipe on how to make an old fashioned buttermilk strawberry baked shortcake in a cast iron skillet with streusel topping

17 comments

  1. I can never resist anything with streusel! The shortcake looks so beautiful and simply perfect for the spring.

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  2. i love homemade shortcake, but have never made mine with buttermilk. what a great idea. and that struesel topping looks incredible!

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  3. This does look like a great way to enjoy strawberries. Happy spring!

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  4. This looks like the perfect way to celebrate spring! I know my boys are going to devour this very quickly! I might need to grab my piece first, haha!

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  5. This is one easy skillet cake recipe. Thanks for the detailed steps, so helpful.

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  6. I love skillet cakes - so easy to make! This looks so delicious, shortcake and strawberries are such a great combo!

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  7. Good looking dessert Claudia, strawberry season will be here for soon and we have a farm about 4 miles away.

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  8. SO yummy! And so much easier than making individual shortcakes!!

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  9. The dish presentation is simply top notch here. The cake looks absolutely gorgeous and I'm using this recipe as soon as possible :)

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  10. I like using buttermilk in baking too and this shortcake looks absolutely divine! The streusel topping just adds extra deliciousness and all the strawberries, yum!

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  11. I like using buttermilk in baking too and this shortcake looks absolutely divine! The streusel topping just adds extra deliciousness and all the strawberries, yum!

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  12. I love strawberry shortcake! Looks so delicious and comforting!

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  13. I'm bookimarking this for summer! We are so close to strawberry season, I can't wait to try it out. The topping looks so good. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. This strawberry buttermilk skillet shortcake will be perfect for serving at our next supper club. I can't wait to host so I can make this yummy dessert.

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  15. What an easy recipe and sounds so delicious! Looks like a great spring dessert!

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  16. Streusel topped shortcake baked with strawberries...it sounds wonderful.

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  17. Streusel topped shortcake baked with strawberries...that sounds wonderful. Karen (Back Road Journal)

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