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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!)
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
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 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!
(makes one two-layer 6-inch cake)
- 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)
- 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.
- Make sconecake. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line the bottoms of two 6-inch cake pans with parchment paper.
- 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.
- 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.
- Make filling. Whisk yogurt, and honey together. Place between cake layers with sliced strawberries. Top with additional cute berries. Slice and serve for brunch.
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126 thoughts on “Strawberry Sconecake + a Driscoll’s Berry Giveaway”
One good thing that happened was that I met up with my sister who I haven’t seen in a little while for lunch.
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!
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!
One happy thing about my day is that it’s Friday and the farmer’s market has FIGS! (Okay, that was two).
I’ve got one awesome friend coming to visit today, and another getting married today!
The sun is shining here and my garden looks beautiful!
The best part of today will be eating this delishis-ness tonight. Now off to the market for the fixin’s.
I have the day off work and decided to treat myself to your polenta quiche recipe! Best breakfast of the week
Great weather today, no rain and full of sunshine.
Liked on FB.
It’s a beautiful day and I get to leave work early to drive to Detroit to visit my boyfriend for the weekend! Yippee! 🙂
This is so so awesommme! I want cake for dinner! And brunch! Love that you used yogurt as the filling. Bravo, Megan!
This morning I found my fiance’s cell phone which has been missing for a month. And it still works and has minutes on it! Woohoo!
My fiancé finally found his phone this morning which has been lost for a month! Woohoo!
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!
I get to leave work early today! Always a happy thing on a Friday!
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? 😉
I like your fb page too!
I solemnly promise that if I win I will make Strawberry Shortcake
Nice long (relaxing) run =)
My two-year-old AND my 2-month-old napped at the same time today… for two hours! Pure bliss.
The happy part of my day was coming across this strawberry sconecake recipe. I’ve been wondering what I was going to make for Sunday….and now I know. 🙂
My boyfriend’s little sister is flying in from Alaska for a surprise visit today! He has no idea. 🙂
One good thing that happened today was reading this fabulous post and hearing that someone got to eat Strawberry shortcake for dinner as a kid. What a dream! Love it!
My 13 yr old son asked me to play catch with him! Go mom!
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.
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
Liked on facebook 🙂
Today was my roommate’s last day of the school year, so we celebrated with lunch, comics, and cupcakes!
i ate a lot of driscolls strawbs today actually-definitely a good day when they are in season
Okay then, I promise to make strawberry shortcake. 😉 Today is bittersweet. It’s a day of meeting and pasting with close friends. But mostly good because I got to spend time with them. And how their kids love berries!
Or sconecake. Oops. 😛
one happy thing was that i found a nice patch of wild strawberries today, yummy!
liked your facebook page too
I got to work from home today-thank goodness otherwise I would have gotten stuck in a massive rain storm!
Happy thing from today was watching my 2 yo son watch airplanes taking off at the airport. He loves airplanes!
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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.
i like you on fb : christina dutra
After a long day at work I got to meet up with my guy for a cocktail. Yayyyy Friday!
Mmm, this shortcake looks delicious! I had fun going to stroller strides this morning (booty kicking mom workout)!
I got to babysit the most wonderful kids today
I loved coming home to my husband from work!
I will get to spend all day today with my best friend since elementary school and her brand new baby girl 🙂
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!
My friend is getting married today! Perfect dish to share with girlfriends!
I’m going for a bike ride later today! So that’s pretty awesome.
I’m also a fan on FB 🙂
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!
Today I got to sleep in until 10 AM listening to the sound of light rain outside! (so soothing!)