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Cherry Shortcakes

  • Author: by Mary
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 3 cups pitted & halved cherries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup (76 grams) cold unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp ground vanilla beans
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar


  1. Toss the pitted & halved cherries with 1/3 cup sugar. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  3. Combine the flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix together.
  4. Cut in the cold butter (or use a food processor to quickly combine it with the flour).
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup of the cream together. Combine with the flour and mix until the dough comes together.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, pat the dough down to 1″ thick. Cut into large rounds, re-shaping the dough as needed.
  7. Brush the tops lightly with cream and sprinkle with more sugar. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until slightly golden.
  8. Whip the remaining cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar together until soft peaks form.
  9. Serve the shortcakes with plenty of whipped cream and cherries.