Cast Iron Skillet Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

I adore baking with cast iron. There is something rustic yet modern about serving a dessert made in a cast iron frying pan. Summer has officially arrived in Vancouver and the June strawberries are plentiful, delicious and begging to be turned into a delicious dessert. I decided to take my love for cast iron and my delicious BC strawberries and turn them into a Cast Iron Skillet Strawberry Shortcake Recipe!

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For the strawberries:

  • 2 lbs of strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

For the Shortcake:

  • 2 tablespoons, plus 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream

For the whipped cream:

  • 1 1/2 cups of cold whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • zest of 1 lemon

Directions for the strawberries:

  • Thinly slice strawberries and place them in a bowl.
  • Add lemon juice and sugar.
  • Toss the berries in the lemon juice and sugar until evenly coated.
  • Refrigerate.

Directions for the shortcake:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Sift dry shortcake ingredients into the bowl of your Kitchen Aid mixer.
  • Add the cream and mix with your dough hook until combined.
  • Press dough into your cast iron frying pan.
  • Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the top of your shortcake is golden.

Directions for whipping cream:

  • Pour chilled whipping cream into the bowl of your kitchen aid mixer. (Note: You will have best results making whipped cream if your bowl and whisk attachment for your mixer are chilled… however I usually forget to do this. You can still make whipped cream it just may take longer.)
  • Add sugar, lemon zest and vanilla.
  • Beat until small peaks start to form and you can hold the whipped cream sideways on a spoon without it falling off. (Usually around 2 minutes.) Refrigerate unused whipped cream. 

To serve:

  • Cut shortcake into slices and top with strawberries and whipped cream.
  • Enjoy!

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11 Responses to Cast Iron Skillet Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

  1. Cheri says:

    Would your recipe work in a regular baking pan? I don’t have a case iron skillet and dont’ really see the sense in buying one just for one recipe. Why a cast iron skillet anyway? Very unique way to bake!

    • Crystal says:

      Hi Cheri,

      Thank you so much for visiting. You can definitely do this in a regular baking pan. I have 2 cast iron frying pans and we use them for EVERYTHING. They are non stick, are a fabulous heat conductor plus I think there is a bit of a “wow factor” when you serve a meal or dessert straight to the table in your cast iron. I actually just picked up 2 more at Value Village that we are going to refurbish.

      My cast iron pans are over 100 years old and have been passed down through the generations in my family so it feels special to cook in them.

      But yes. :) You can definitely cook this in a baking dish. I would highly recommend searching for an old cast iron pan at your local thrift store, refurbishing it and try cooking in it.

      Best Wishes,


      • kim says:

        Which brand(s) of cast iron skillets did you pick up for refurbishing at Value Village? Are they vintage ones? What is sizes did you get?

        Which thrift stores are the best ones to check out for vintage cast iron skillets made in the USA ?

        You’re lucky to have some ironware passed on to you within your family generations.

        • Crystal says:

          Hi Kim,

          The ones that I found at the thrift store don’t have any discernible markings of what brand they are. One of my cast iron frying pans passed down from my grandparents’ doesn’t either.

          We usually go for the 10.5 inch ones but I think it would be fun to get some different sizes.

          I look at whatever thrift stores I go into for them. Value Village, Goodwill, Salvation Army, independent thrift stores. Because of the nature of thrift stores I don’t think there would be one that would be better than others since most of them get their items by donation. You could look for thrift stores/antique stores that are independently curated but then they are going to have a much better idea of the value of things and are going to charge a lot more for their cast iron than someplace like the Salvation Army.

          I would suggest that you don’t worry about the brand for your first one or two cast iron frying pans. Get pans that you can refurbish and start using then start your hunt for the name brand ones when you aren’t feeling like you “have to buy one” because you want to start cooking with it. :)

          Thank you for visiting and for your great question Kim!


  2. Merry120 says:

    This looks so good! Pinning!

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