June 14 is National Strawberry Shortcake Day!
When you are ready to savor a delicious strawberry shortcake but don’t have a whole afternoon to prepare, try this super simple recipe. With the help of an all-purpose baking mix you can be enjoying these home-baked goodies is no time flat! Adding mini chocolate chips takes these sweets to a whole new level. Bake and enjoy!
1 package (16 ounces) Driscoll’s Strawberries, hulled
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix (like Bisquick)
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
aerosol whipped cream
Cut each strawberry into quarters. Toss half of strawberries with 2 tablespoons sugar. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose baking mix, chocolate chips, 1/4 cup sugar, buttermilk, and butter until evenly blended. Using a 1/3 cup measure, scoop 6 shortcakes onto ungreased baking sheet and bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
To serve, combine sugared strawberries and plain strawberries. Cut shortcakes crosswise in half. Reserve 6 large strawberry pieces for garnish. Spray bottom cake layers with whipped cream and cover with strawberry mixture. Replace top cake layers and garnish with dollops of whipped cream and reserved strawberry pieces.
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