I went a little Shortcake crazy the other day…and it was so much fun!! I decided it was time to reinvent the standard shortcake and make it more fun, more creative and even simpler. Once I started, I really couldn’t stop. This would be such a fun party idea…you could have a Shortcake Bar where people make their own for dessert. I’m very proud of myself…this method will delight you all summer long.
This is your basic recipe. The Strawberry Shortcake, of course! I’m going to give you the recipe for the original shortcakes and then some tweaks and twists below (the last one was my very favorite!). This is kind of grown-up twist on a classic…a little bit more sophisticated version (but my kiddos loved them all!).
1 can of Pillsbury Grands biscuits (go ahead and buy two cans…you’ll want more!)
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, at room temp
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 splash of milk
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Combine your sugar and cinnamon in a bowl until combined. Dip each unbaked biscuit in the sugar mixture until covered in sugar and cinnamon all the way around and place them on a baking sheet.
Bake about 10 minutes or until biscuits are brown and done to your liking. Use this method for all of the recipes below.
To make the base cream recipe, mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk with an electric mixer until combined. Add more powdered sugar if your cream isn’t thick enough. You can also add more powdered sugar if your cream isn’t sweet enough.
Split each biscuit in half and top with cream and sliced strawberries. Or…try one of these variations below…
Make the cream as above but also beat in 1/4 cup of Nutella. Top with strawberries.
Make the cream as above but add in one cup of sweetened flaked coconut to the cream after it’s incorporated. Top with an additional sprinkle of coconut.
Nutella & Coconut Shortcakes
Make the Nutella cream as above but stir in one cup of sweetened flaked coconut to the cream and then garnish with some additional coconut.
Make the cream as above but stir in one cup of chocolate chips into the cream after it’s incorporated. Then top each biscuit with mini-marshmallows and crumbled up pieces of graham cracker.
So fun, right? The perfect party food!
1. Make your biscuits.
2. Make your base cream.
3. Add in Nutella (or hey…add in peanut butter or plain chocolate cocoa too!)
4. Stir in your add-ons (you could also stir in M&Ms, dry cranberries, nuts, ect.)
5. Garnish the tops
Enjoy your Shortcakes!