Strawberry Sconecake + a Driscoll’s Berry Giveaway

by Megan on June 13, 2014

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My favorite summer-time memory, growing up, was when my mom would make strawberry shortcake for dinner. She would make it cake-style. She’d bake up a giant round biscuit and slice it down the center. She’d fill it with juicy strawberries and whipped cream. We’d each get a giant slice served up in a bowl for dinner! This might be a giant reason why I love this dessert so much, ya know? I keep making versions of it! (Lemon poppy seed, chocolate, sorbet-style, s’mores, apple cinnamon, and more probably!)

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I took my mom’s summer dream dinner and brunch-ified it. Instead of her go-to shortcake, I opted for two 6-inch strawberry scones and placed sweetened yogurt and berries between the layers. It’s a summer breakfast shortcake cream! Hey mom, I see your dessert-dinner and I raise you brunch.

In order to make this sconecake super easy on you guys, I’d recommend making the sconecakes the day before and assembling it quickly the morning you’re serving it. Then you don’t have to worry about being impatient about cooling (I get totally impatient) and assembly takes barely any time at all, so it’ll be ready to serve in no time.  You can also bake this as a single 9-inch cake layer (for 10 or so more minutes) and then slice the cooled sconecake down the center to fill with yogurt and berries

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GIVEAWAY: So, I really want you guys to get your Strawberry Shortcake on. So much so that I’ve got a giveaway for one lucky winner! All you have to do is comment telling me one happy thing about your day, and you’ll be entered to win $100 worth of coupons for Driscoll’s berries. And please promise that if you win, you’ll make strawberry shortcake for dinner, ok?

For another chance to win, “like” me on Facebook and then pop back over and leave another comment letting me know.

Contest will close in one week, on Monday, June 23 at 6pm (EST). Winner is below:

Jenna won!

Jenna from Just J. Faye who loves pedicures and peach crisp won a berry fun prize! Keep an eye out for an e-mail from me, and congratulations!

Strawberry Sconecake
(makes one two-layer 6-inch cake)


sconecake –

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ lb. strawberries, chopped (1/2 a package)

filling –

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 lb. strawberries, quartered* (1/2 a package)

*Reserve the cutest ones to top the sconecake.


  1. Make sconecake. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line the bottoms of two 6-inch cake pans with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the milk, egg and vanilla, set aside. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt. Rub butter into the flour mixture using a pastry blender or your hands. Work until you have no lumps bigger than a pea. Add the sugar and strawberries. Toss to mix. Add milk mixture to the dry ingredients. Bring dough together gently with a wooden spoon. Fold together using a spatula and knead it in the bowl, turning it onto itself about 12 times.
  3. Divide between prepared cake pans. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden and the top center is set. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. Make filling. Whisk yogurt, and honey together. Place between cake layers with sliced strawberries. Top with additional cute berries. Slice and serve for brunch.

Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

For more fun shortcakes click HERE.

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While this is true, all opinions above are my own. I truly love Driscoll’s berries and bake/eat them all the time. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make this blog of mine possible.

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Mabel June 17, 2014 at 2:24 am

My coworker made me a meatloaf lunch today!! Yay


Shosana June 17, 2014 at 8:56 am

My happy moment this morning was being able to relax and drink my coffee while watching my friends on the Today show 🙂


Danielle T June 17, 2014 at 9:57 am

Liked you on Facebook!


Danielle June 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Today is happy because it’s my birthday! I’d love to celebrate with a giant plate of strawberry shortcake!! 🙂


Annie June 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm

The happiest thing about my day so far is getting a root beer float at work! Oh, and the warm sunshine helps, too.


Amanda L June 17, 2014 at 4:48 pm

I just found blueberries at the store for $1.50! That was a pretty happy part of my day 🙂 WAY too obsessed with berries right now


Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe June 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

This sconecake is completely adorable and so unique! I definitely don’t need an excuse to enjoy strawberry shortcake, but I’ll take it!


Amy L June 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Having fresh raspberries with my lunch made me very happy 🙂
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Nicole June 18, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Sconecake! And your mom made strawberry shortcake for dinner?! Lucky! Realizing that I’m a grown-up and can have this for dinner is definitely the highlight of today 🙂


Michelle N. June 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Leftover peach pie filling to do whatever I want with. I’m thinking whipped cream and a spoon!


Christina June 18, 2014 at 7:50 pm

The happiest part of my day so far was the walk I went on during my lunch break. The weather was perfect!


Olviya June 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm

One good thing about my day was that I got to sleep in. 🙂


Kierstin June 19, 2014 at 10:50 am

The happiest part of my day is knowing that by the end of it I’ll be on a plane back home!


Melanie June 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Happiest part of my day is seeing my wiggly excited dog after a stressful work day!


Nicole June 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm

My husband is taking a long weekend and today is his ‘Friday’!


Julie June 19, 2014 at 2:13 pm

I got to have breakfast with my husband thanks for the giveaway


Julie June 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm

like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws


Caitlin June 19, 2014 at 4:49 pm

I liked you on Facebook!


Caitlin June 19, 2014 at 4:50 pm

One good thing about my day is that I am going to pick out the boxer puppy we are adopting!


Elena June 19, 2014 at 6:54 pm

My happy moment was going to the beach today


Susan Christy June 20, 2014 at 10:09 am

My dogs didn’t wake me up at the crack of dawn!!


Annette June 20, 2014 at 1:31 pm

I got a surprise in the mail today – it was a box loaded with skin care products. It made me smile. (And I really want to make your recipe – it looks delicious and beautiful.)


Annette June 20, 2014 at 1:33 pm

I liked you on Facebook.


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