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Strawberry and Dumpling Skillet Cake

  • Author: Joy the Baker
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes



For the Strawberries

  • 23 heaping cups halved, ripe, and hulled strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, packed

For the Biscuits

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 cup cold buttermilk


  1. Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place strawberries in an 8-inch oven-proof skillet and place small pats of butter on top of the berries. Top with brown sugar. Place in the oven to roast for 12-15 minutes. While the strawberries roast, prepare the biscuit dough.
  3. To make the biscuits, in a medium bowl whisk together flour and brown sugar. Add the cold butter and use your fingers to quickly break the butter down into the flour and sugar mixture. Some of the butter pieces will be the size of oat flakes, others will be the size of small peas.
  4. Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the cold buttermilk. Stir with a spoon. The mixture will be rather wet.
  5. Remove the strawberries from the oven and carefully dollop the biscuit batter over the hot strawberries. Return the skillet to the oven and bake for another 10-12 minutes, or until the biscuits are cooked through and the biscuits are golden.
  6. Remove from the oven, allow to cool until the strawberries are no longer bubbling, and serve warm with or without whipped cream (but definitely with…).
  7. Strawberry skillet cake is best served the day it is baked. Enjoy!