Old-Fashioned Shortcake

Old-Fashioned Shortcake

Jennifer Kuchnicki Merzlicker 0

"This is a fabulous old fashioned recipe given to me by a friend. It was her mother's recipe and it is the best shortcake. It sops up all the juice and the touch of nutmeg sends it over the top. My very favorite recipe for strawberry shortcake!"


1 h servings 327 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.1g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 483 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch baking pan.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg and milk in another bowl; stir into flour mixture until batter is just blended. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until golden, about 15 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 22 Ratings


Good flavor! I omitted the nutmeg and I added 1 tsp of REAL vanilla. Note: the baking time/temp needs adjusted. I'd suggest lowering temp to 350 and baking longer. I followed the recipe (450/1...

ONLY reason this is getting a 3 star is because my worst fear came true. The oven to 450 degrees was too high - so it was golden and crispy on the outside and underdone in the center - I even te...

I followed the recipe exactly as written (though I did have to bake an extra 10-15 minutes before it was set in the middle) and this was a FANTASTIC shortcake recipe! We had guests over, and all...

I made this according to the recipe. It was wonderful. Softer than I expected, but it was great paired with the strawberries.

Exactly what I was looking for! This is an easy-to-make, tasty shortcake recipe! I followed the recipe exactly as it was stated, only change is that I added a 1/4 tsp. cinnamon & baked it at 3...

I have made this several times. My husband and I love it. Best I ever ate!

I have used this recipe for two years now, every strawberry season. The only thing I change is I use cinnamon instead of nutmeg (My husband hates nutmeg. Hope to try it someday with it.), and I ...

This was so yummy. My son wanted strawberry shortcake for his birthday and this was perfect. Everyone loved it! We ran out of strawberries so some of us just poured a little milk over it and ...

Omg this this recipe is so yum! I put cinnamon instead of nutmeg...its very similar to a snickerdoodle. Delicious!