Strawberry Shortcake

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This Strawberry Shortcake is about to be your new go-to summer dessert. With layers of flaky, sweet biscuit, tart strawberries and whipped cream, you really can’t go wrong!

Strawberry shortcake on a blue plate on top of a marble countertop

Strawberry Shortcake

Anyone else thinking of the cute, red-headed cartoon character right now? The cartoon character and this Strawberry Shortcake recipe have a lot in common. They are both sweet and adorable, and they both bring joy! Whatever you are serving up for dinner this summer, I promise that Strawberry Shortcake is the perfect dessert to go with it. The biscuit layers are flaky, and sweet, the strawberries taste tart and juicy, and the whipped cream tops it off to perfection.

Ingredients in Strawberry Shortcake

  1. Shortcake: In this recipe, we use a sweet biscuit for the cake layer. You can short cut the shortcake by using a store bought sponge cake, pound cake, or an angel food cake loaf. Simply slice the cake or loaf into slices and use one slice for the top, and one for the bottom.
  2. Strawberries: Strawberries are the star of the show! When strawberries are in season and at their sweetest, you may want to skip the sugar. If not, a little sugar is added to sweeten them up just a bit.
  3. Whipped Cream: Even though store bought whipped cream in a canister and Cool Whip are easily available, we highly recommend real, homemade whipped cream. It takes a little longer, but the results are worth it.

Step by Step Instructions

  • First you’ll want to make the biscuits. Sift together all of the dry ingredients and then add your cold butter. And really make sure that butter is COLD. I like to grate the butter into the mix because it is easier to combine. Using your hands or a pastry cutter, mix until crumbly.
  • Next, add the heavy cream. Using your hands, mix until a soft dough forms. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about a minute. Roll the dough out until it is about ½ inch thick and then cut into biscuits. I usually just use the mouth of a glass.
  • Place the biscuits on a greased baking sheet or a baking sheet with parchment paper and cook for 20-30 minutes at 375. Cook until the bottoms are golden brown.
  • While the biscuits are baking, slice your strawberries. Take about ¼ of the strawberries and mash them up to release the juices. Add the mashed strawberries back in with the sliced strawberries. Sprinkle sugar over the top, stir, and let rest until ready to serve.
  • The last thing to do before assembling is to make your whipped cream. Add heavy cream to a medium bowl, and using an electric mixer, whisk until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  • Finally, when all the elements are ready, assemble your shortcakes. Cut a biscuit in half and spoon strawberries over the bottom half – make sure you spoon some of the juices over the biscuit as well. Then, add whipped cream and place the top half on top. Top with more whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

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How to Make Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake and strawberries on a blue plate on top of a marble countertop

Strawberry Shortcake

5 from 4 votes
This Strawberry Shortcake is about to be your new go-to summer dessert. With layers of flaky, sweet biscuit, tart strawberries and whipped cream, you really can't go wrong!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients

For the Biscuits

For the Strawberry Filling

For the Whipped Cream

Instructions

For the Biscuits

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Grate or slice butter and add to dry mixture. Using your hands or a pastry cutter, combine the dry ingredients and the butter until the mixture is crumbly and all of the butter pieces are pea sized or smaller. Add whipping cream and use your hands to form the mixture into a soft dough.
    A bowl of biscuit dough for strawberry shortcake recipe
  • Once the dough forms, knead for 1-2 minutes. Roll out onto a floured surface until the dough is about ½ inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter or the mouth of a glass, cut into biscuits. Place biscuits onto a greased baking sheet and brush the tops with a little bit of melted butter.
    biscuits before they are cooked on a baking sheet
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown.
    Cooked biscuits on a baking sheet

For the Strawberry Filling

  • Hull and slice strawberries. Mash up about ¼ of your strawberries to release the juices. Add the mashed strawberries back to the sliced strawberries. Sprinkle sugar over the top and let rest until ready to assemble the shortcakes.
    Sliced strawberries in a glass bowl

For the Whipped Cream

  • Mix whipping cream on high speed until soft peaks form. Then add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix until combined.
    A metal mixing bowl filled with whipped cream

To Assemble the Strawberry Shortcakes

  • Cut a biscuit in half and spoon strawberries over the bottom half – make sure you spoon some of the juices over the biscuit as well. Then, add whipped cream and place the top half on top. Top with more whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!
    Strawberry shortcake on a blue plate on top of a marble countertop

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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1gCalories: 432kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 7gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 182mgPotassium: 423mgFiber: 3gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 610IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 167mgIron: 2mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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  1. 5 stars
    These look like cute little delicious dessert options. Strawberry is my favorite seasonal fruit and I just love the way you have presented these shortcakes with the yummy creamy topping.

  2. 5 stars
    Strawberry shortcake really is such a quintessential summer dessert! I’ve actually never made my own biscuits for it, though – a crime, I know! Thanks for the great walk-through of exactly how to get this right, every time!

  3. 5 stars
    Wow this whole recipe is just WOW!!!! And these photos!!!! I could just reach out for these shortcakes from my computer screen!!!!!! Just making me drool left, right and center!