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Skillet Strawberry Shortcake

Skillet Strawberry Shortcake is a delicious homemade dessert that is made in the skillet and topped with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cast Iron Skillet Strawberry Shortcake, Skillet Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Shortcake
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Deliciously Seasoned


For the Skillet Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup COLD butter, cubed (1½ sticks)
  • ½ cup strawberries, sliced

For the Strawberry Topping

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablepoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablepoon lemon zest

For the Whippped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a 10 inch cast iron skillet, line bottom with parchment paper.

For the Skillet Cake

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together.
  • Add butter slices to the flour mixture and cut into flour mixture using a pastry cutter.
  • Whisk buttermilk, egg yolk, and vanilla in a medium bowl until combined
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stir until combined.
  • Transfer the dough to the prepared skillet. Spread evenly.
  • Press sliced strawberries gently into the top of the dough.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown or toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool.

For the Strawberry Topping

  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Stir to mix well, cover, and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

For the Whippped Cream

  • In a medium bowl, add heavy cream, sugar and vanilla.
  • Beat on high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Once the cake has cooled completely, spread whipped cream over the top of the cake and add prepared strawberries.


Recipe mostly adapted from Allrecipes.com