When berry season comes around, it’s great to have several options available so that you can enjoy your fruit in a variety of ways. One recipe that you should definitely keep in your repertoire is shortcake.

Shortcake is very versatile. You can have it as a dessert, a breakfast, or even as a side dish at dinner. You can top it with strawberries earlier in the season and blackberries later on. You can serve it with milk, whipped cream, chocolate chips, or just by itself.

This recipe will make two shortcakes.


  • Servings: 4
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A super-easy recipe that pairs well with any kind of fruit.


  • 2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 2 cups whole grain flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk powder
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Spray two 8 x 1-1/2-inch round baking pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in food processor.
  4. Add butter and process until crumbly.
  5. Add water and pulse just until combined.
  6. Divide batter evenly between pans.
  7. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Cool in pans 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from pans and finish cooling on racks.

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Motivated by her experience growing up on a small farm near Wichita, Kansas, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to supply Kansas country living enthusiasts with the innovative resources that they need to succeed and has now been keeping families informed and inspired for over five years. Michelle is the author of two country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching, writing, or living out the country dream.