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gradeFather's Day Menu is Live

Dolce will be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. Shop Hours: M-F 7a - 5p, Sat 8a-4p, CLOSED Sun & Mon.

July 20, 2021

Sweets of Summer

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After a hot and fun pool day, burgers are on the grill, and you’re trying to think of a simple and quick dessert. Stop right there, we’ve got you covered! Dolce Bakery owner, Erin Brown, is sharing her Strawberry Shortcake recipe to help make your summer nights even sweeter.

We feel strongly about hand whisking the whipped cream at my house, but you CAN use a hand or stand mixer if you’re not up for the challenge! Shortcakes are such a humble and simple dessert, but plates always come back to the kitchen completely clean. If at all possible, make these right before you’re planning to serve. The cakes dry out overnight and the whipped cream will collapse. Tender vanilla shortcakes, freshly whipped cream, and ripe strawberries (or peaches, blueberries, blackberries, nectarines, etc…) - this recipe is an easy way to make a classic dessert without breaking a sweat. 

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Erin’s Shortcakes

yields about 12

3 cups all purpose flour

2/3 cup granulated sugar*

1 TBSP baking powder

1 tsp fine sea salt

2 cups heavy whipping cream

2 large eggs

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 TBSP unsalted butter-melted

Coarse sugar-for sprinkling on top

  1. Preheat oven to 350⁰ F
  2. Line a standard sized cupcake pan with papers and set aside.
  3. Sift flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk cream, eggs, and vanilla together in a small bowl.
  5. Add wet ingredients to bowl of dry ingredients and stir lightly with a wooden spoon. (take care not to over mix!!  Just stir to combine)
  6. Scoop dough to fill cupcake pan lined with papers about 2/3 full.
  7. Brush melted butter on top and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  8. Bake @ 350⁰ F for 18-20+ minutes.  Tops will be light golden and toothpick inserted in the center of shortcake will come out clean.  


Whipped Cream

2-3 cups heavy whipping cream (or more?!), COLD

3-4 TBSP powdered sugar 

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Pinch fine sea salt

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Add sugar, vanilla, and salt, and whip until stiff peaks form. (be careful not to overmix, and it will get lumpy and butter like.)


2 pounds rinsed and sliced fresh strawberries


  • Remove slightly cooled shortcake from paper and cut the top off.
  • Place the bottoms on a platter, spoon whipped cream, fresh fruit, and replace top.
  • If you’re feeling fancy, dust with powdered sugar!

*Vanilla sugar can be substituted, just reduce vanilla extract to 1 tsp.

**Mix up the flavor by adding a little ground ginger and/or cinnamon to the dry ingredients.

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