Vickie’s Shortcake

ShortcakeDelicious Summertime Recipe!

This recipe creates a yummy sauce on the bottom that is too good for words. I triple the recipe for my family and bake in a 9×11 pan. We enjoy this recipe all summer long with different fruits as they come into season. I love strawberries, but peaches are my favorite! I have to give credit for the recipe to a friend who shared it with me almost 20 years ago!


  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter (softened)
  • ½ Cup Milk


  1. Bring the first three ingredients to a boil. ( I always add the vanilla after the sugar melts.) Transfer to your baking dish.
  2. As the water comes to a boil mix the remaining ingredients. I always mix the dry ingredients before I add the butter and milk. Use room temperature softened butter. I tried softening it in the microwave one time and the results were OK, but not as good as usual.
  3. Drop the dough mixture by spoonful into the water mixture.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees for 25-30 minutes. If using a small pan, start checking at 20 minutes. It should be a beautiful light/golden brown with just a few cracks on the top. I’ve used glass pans, metal pans, and stoneware to bake this shortcake and it comes out delicious every time! Enjoy!

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