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Star Spangled Shortcakes
Cake Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 min.
Baking time: 9 min.

  • Shortcake Ingredients
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 cup cold butter
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • Fruit Ingredients
    • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled, sliced
    • 1 cup fresh blueberries
    • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • Cream Ingredients
    • 3/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
    • 1 Tablespoon sugar
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice
  • Garnish Ingredients
    • 1 star fruit (carambola), sliced into 6 "stars"


Preheat oven to 450F.

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in milk with fork until mixture forms a ball.
  4. Knead dough 5 times on lightly floured surface until smooth.
  5. Roll out to 9x6-inch rectangle, 1/2-inch thick.
  6. Cut out 6 shortcakes with 3-inch star-shaped cutter.
  7. Place onto ungreased baking sheet; sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar.
  8. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly and split in half.
  9. Meanwhile, combine strawberries, blueberries and 1 tablespoon sugar in medium bowl and set aside.
  10. Beat whipping cream in small bowl until stiff peaks form.
  11. Gently stir orange-flavored liqueur into whipped cream.
    To prepare, you want to place bottom of shortcake on individual dessert plate,
  12. Top with 2 tablespoons whipped cream and 1/3 cup fruit.
  13. Top with remaining half of shortcake and dollop with whipped cream.
  14. Garnish with star fruit. Repeat with remaining shortcakes and fruit.


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