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Strawberry Sconecake + a Driscoll’s Berry Giveaway

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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.

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126 thoughts on “Strawberry Sconecake + a Driscoll’s Berry Giveaway”

  1. One happy thing about this day for me: in Nebraska it’s virtually unheard of in June to have a 50F morning without any humidity…this morning on the walk into work, just as the sun was coming up over the trees along the river, with the slight chill in the air, I said a little prayer for good weather and having a job to enable me to see this glorious day start!

  2. My day just began but it’s off to a good start—I got to drink a whole pot of coffee in peace—the kids aren’t even awake yet! Yay, it’s going to be a good one. I’m making that scone cake business—that look gooooood!

  3. One happy thing about my day is that it’s Friday and the farmer’s market has FIGS! (Okay, that was two).

  4. It’s a beautiful day and I get to leave work early to drive to Detroit to visit my boyfriend for the weekend! Yippee! 🙂

  5. One great thing about my day is that I don’t have to go to work and I have the time to catch up on projects around the house!

  6. great idea! if i win, of course ill make strawberry short/sconecake- our fave!! one happy thing, my 2 beautiful daughters, wait is that two things? 😉

  7. It’s the last day of school! My kids and I are all very excited for my teacher husband to hang out with us all summer! And this recipe makes me happy. My husband loves strawberry shortcake, I love scones, and a dear friend works a farm that sells most of their berries to Driscolls.

  8. Hey Megan! Are not scones supposed to be better right out of the oven? My scones tend to harden the next day I bake them. :c

  9. today when i went outside to water my flowers, i noticed that they started to bloom! i am so excited because it’s taken quite a while.

  10. Mmm, this shortcake looks delicious! I had fun going to stroller strides this morning (booty kicking mom workout)!

  11. I will get to spend all day today with my best friend since elementary school and her brand new baby girl 🙂

  12. I am at my parent’s cabin hanging out with my mom today. It’s raining, but we’re going to make the most of it by relaxing, exploring, getting pedicures, and baking peach crisp.
    I want to make this scone cake the next time my family is all up at the cabin – what a fun idea!

  13. My happy thing for today is that the sun is shining after a full week of rain and I get to work on my garden!

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