Combine slices strawberries and the 2 tablespoons sugar.
Cover; let stand in refrigerator at least 1 hour.
In a mixing bowl stir together the flour, the 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Combine egg and buttermilk.
Add to flour mixture all at once, stirring until combined.
Spray an 8 x 1 1/2 inch round baking pan with nonstick coating.
With lightly floured hands, pat dough unto pan.
Bake in a 450 degree oven about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.
Remove from pan; serve warm (or cool completely).
Split shortcake horizontally.
Place the bottom layer on a serving plate.
Top with the sliced berries and some of the topping; add the second layer of shortcake.
Spoon remaining topping on shortcake.
“I found this while hunting for a recipe to whip up the shortcake to go with some fresh black berries and coolwhip.This did the trick.It was simple to through together and get baking while we ate dinner. The end result was a nicely textured, light and nice traditional flavor without being dry.”
“Easy to make with simple ingredients. I didn’t bother splitting my cake and topped it with strawberry ice cream, cherry and hot fudge instead. Thanks!!”
“easy to make and is fantastic with strawberrys.I added a teaspoon of vanilla;”
“Very simple and fast with ingredients that I usually have at home already.A traditional strawberry shortbread recipe.”