Summer Berry Shortcakes With Vanilla Sauce

Jane Kaylie


Summer Berry Shortcakes With Vanilla Sauce

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10 Min
15 Min


2 c
fresh raspberries
2 c
fresh blackberries
1/3 c
granulated sugar
2 Tbsp
fiamboise or kirsch
1 c
all-purpose flour
1 c
cake flour
1/4 c
granulated sugar plus 1 tablespoon
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1/4 c
reduced fat cream cheese
3/4 c
buttermilk plus 2 tablespoons
1 Tbsp
canola oil
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
garnish with strawberries

How to Make Summer Berry Shortcakes With Vanilla Sauce


  • 1TO MAKE BERRY FILLING : In a bowl, combine raspberries, blackberries, sugar and framboise (or kirsch).
  • 2Let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • 3TO MAKE & ASSEMBLE SHORTCAKES : Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat it with nonstick spray.
  • 4In a mixing bowl, whisk all-purpose and cake flours, ¼ cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut cream cheese into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • 5In a glass measuring cup, combine ¾ cup buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Make a well in the dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and stir with a fork until just combined. (Dough will be slightly sticky; do not over-mix,)
  • 6Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently pat into a ¾-inch-thick circle.
  • 7With a floured 3- or 3½-inch cutter, cut out shortcakes and place on prepared baking sheet. Press dough scraps together and repeat to make 8 shortcakes.
  • 8Brush shortcake tops with remaining 2 tablespoons buttermilk and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.
  • 9Bake shortcakes for 10 to 12 minutes, or until light golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly. To serve, split shortcakes in half with a serrated knife.
  • 10Set bottoms on dessert plates. Spoon on berry filling and vanilla sauce. Set tops on at an angle. Serve immediately.
  • 11Makes 8 servings

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About Summer Berry Shortcakes With Vanilla Sauce

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy