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A strawberry shortcake on white plate with strawberries in background and biscuits.
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Strawberry Shortcake

Delicious summer dessert with a homemade biscuits, fresh strawberries and whipped cream!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 714kcal
Author: Julie Evink



  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • ¼ c. granulated sugar


  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ c. granulated sugar
  • ¾ c. unsalted butter, very cold, cut into small pieces (1 + ½ sticks)
  • 1 c. buttermilk or heavy cream plus more for brushing biscuits
  • Coarse sugar for sprinkling on shortcakes

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla extract



  • Clean and slice strawberries and add to large bowl
  • Sprinkle with sugar
  • Cover and place in refrigerator


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and prepare baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat
  • In a food processor, add flour, baking powder, salt and sugar ** see notes
  • Pulse until well combined
  • Add butter and mix until butter is broken and mixture is coarse
  • Pour milk on top of flour mixture and mix just until the dough begins to form a ball
  • Remove dough onto lightly floured surface
  • Form dough into large disk
  • Roll dough out slowly until about 1 inch thick
  • Use a floured biscuit cutter to cut circles
  • Lightly brush with extra heavy cream or buttermilk
  • Sprinkle with coarse sugar
  • Place close together on prepared baking sheet
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown
  • Remove from oven onto wire rack and cool

Whipped Cream

  • Mix cold heavy cream, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer fitted with a whisk until stiff peaks form, about 10 minutes


  • Slice biscuits in half
  • Top bottom with whipping cream and strawberries
  • Add top and more whipping cream and strawberries


  • Food Processor: You can also use a pastry cutter or fork to cut butter into flour mixture.
  • You can use frozen strawberries, just sprinkle with sugar and let thaw in refrigerator. If you have already sweetened frozen strawberries lessen the sugar or skip it all together. 
  • A shortcut for the homemade whipped cream is to buy whipped topping.
  • If you don't have a biscuit cutter to make the biscuits you can use the rim of a glass jar to cut them.


Calories: 714kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1851IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 3mg