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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. I love strawberries and this recipe looks gorgeous! One good thing about my day? My love let me sleep in, took out the recycling and brought us breakfast sandwiches. We ate them with strawberries and leftover angel food cake from his birthday 🙂

  2. My husband and I went out for brunch this morning to a new place. It was awesome and then on the way back we stopped by this little antique store and scored a mirror. So unplanned and so wonderful.

  3. Best part of my day was getting woken up by my 3 yr old daughter, snuggling in bed, and reading stories. She loves strawberries and calls them “happies.”

  4. My boyfriend and I went furniture shopping at IKEA, took a nap and went out to dinner at one of our favorite spots. It was perfect!

  5. One happy thing about my day is getting to talk to my youngest son who is working out of state. Miss him!

  6. Dang, that looks great! I love the idea of a big layered strawberry shortcake.

    My husb and I went into a little bakery we like and he got a free cookie for Father’s Day. It made me happy.

  7. I love scones, strawberries and cake ~ so this is like a triple threat to me! Loving this for a brunch party. I liked you on FB as well!

  8. Love the idea of shortcake for dinner. That is awesome!!! One happy thing- the weather is gorgeous! Summer is coming and that is the best :-))

  9. Happy thing about today – I’m excited because I’m having a dinner party with some girlfriends tonight!!

  10. I adore strawberry shortcake and this looks like a great twist on the usual recipe! One happy thing about my day – it’s beautiful out! You can’t be unhappy on a gorgeous day; and after the winter we had and the fickle spring thus far, a sunny, beautiful, warm day is something I am so, so grateful for! I’ll be spending the day outside reading a book in a lawn chair with my lazy dog sleeping beside me. Heaven. 🙂

  11. I liked you on Facebook (Courtney Elizabeth). Summertime strawberries are my favorite and this looks delicious!!

  12. My husband ripped out our old pantry and built me a new, custom one. It makes me so happy every time I look at it!

  13. My one happy thing today was walking around Boston for the first time today (on vacation!) and stopping to eat pizza on the Harvard quad.

  14. This cake looks so beautiful and simple! I love the abundance of fresh berries. My happy thing is that I had a very productive morning of work. Not all that exciting, maybe, but very satisfying. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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