5 from 2 votes

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake is a summer classic! Nothing beats that flaky biscuit loaded with sweet berries and clouds of fresh whipped cream!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 438kcal
Author Melanie Dueck


For the Shortcakes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar divided
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter cold, sliced
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted

For the Berries:

  • 1 pound strawberries sliced
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


For the Berries:

  • Mix strawberries and sugar together in a bowl and place in the fridge.

For the Shortcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, mix flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt together. Add sliced cold butter and mix until pea size. Slowly stream in the cream while mixing on low. Mix until almost combined.
  • Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 1 minute until it forms a soft dough. Roll dough to about 1/3 inch thick. Use a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter to cut out 16 rounds.
  • Place 8 rounds on prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with melted butter and then place the remaining rounds on top. Brush with butter again and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon sugar. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden.

For the Cream:

  • Whip the heavy whipping cream and sugar together by hand with a whisk or with an electric mixer until soft peaks.
  • Assemble by separating the shortcakes. Add strawberries to the bottom cake and top with whipped cream. Add the top of the cake and layer again with strawberries and whipped cream. Serve immediately.



Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1080IU | Vitamin C: 33.7mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1.8mg