Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

I love strawberries and this is one of my favourite desserts. The biscuits with the sweet and juicy strawberries and whipped cream are the perfect mix. Such a classic.

With strawberry shortcake, some people like a spongy cake and some like the biscuit better. I am a fan of the biscuit version and it is the only one we make.

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

The biscuits for this recipe are super easy to make, so don’t worry. They are made with ingredients you probably already have at home. Just make sure you have the juiciest, sweetest strawberries you can find!

Note: Don’t have any buttermilk? You can make some with vinegar. Pour 1 Tbs. of vinegar into a 1 cup measurer and then fill the rest of the measuring cup with milk. Then gently stir the mixture and let it sit for 5 – 8 minutes. If you don’t have vinegar, you can use lemon juice or cream of tarter.

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe


Yield: 12 cakes

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Sweet strawberries, freshly whipped cream, and a baked biscuit make the yummiest strawberry shortcake.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 lbs strawberries, washed, stemmed and sliced
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed/cold
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbs sugar (for strawberries)
  • 1/4 cup of sugar (for biscuits)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg

For the Whipped Cream

  • 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream chilled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs sugar

You will also need

  • Food processor
  • Biscuit Cutter
  • Parchment paper
  • Electric Mixer with A Whisk Attachment


  1. Place strawberries inside a bowl, add sugar, mix well. Put in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Turn oven on 400F.
  3. Use a food processor and stir in all dry ingredients. Pulse.
  4. Add cubed butter and pulse a few times, until butter breaks into smaller pieces.
  5. Get a bowl and mix egg, buttermilk and cream, set aside.
  6. Pour the liquid mixture on top of the dry mixture and pulse again, until the dough starts to form.
  7. Dump dough on top of a clean surface, make sure you sprinkle it with some flour beforehand.
  8. Pat dough down and roll less than 1". Use a biscuit cutter dipped in flour to cut the individual shortcakes out.
  9. Transferred individual cake to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the top with buttermilk.
  10. Put in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
  12. Make the whipped cream: mix cream, vanilla and sugar together in a mixer using the whisk attachment, on high, until it thickens.
  13. To assemble cakes: Cut cakes in half, place whipped cream and strawberries on the bottom layer, add more whipped cream, place the other half of the cake on top and top it with more whipped cream and strawberries. ENJOY!

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

40 responses to “Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe”

  1. This looks insanely good. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Love strawberry shortcake, a sign of spring. Each year the church has a spring tea with strawberry shortcake, will be postponed this year.

  3. This looks delicious and the perfect dessert for Spring! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  4. These look amazing. This will make a great surprise treat!

  5. This looks pretty easy and tasty! Gonna try it out

  6. Those look delicious!

  7. they bring back such great memories! thanks

  8. I learned how easy and delicious this shortcake is

  9. This looks delicious! I am definitely going to try and make it now.

  10. This looks sooo good. Thanks for the recipe and I can’t wait to make it!

  11. I have never tried strawberry shortcake on biscuits your blog made me think I will try it this way.

  12. This looks so delicious! I think the smile on your son’s face says it all ❤️

  13. I didn’t know how easy it was to make short cake. Just got some strawberries, so I’m going to try this recipe! Thanks! mmmmmm 🙂

  14. How interesting that you can make buttermilk with vinegar!

  15. I love strawberry shortcake!

  16. Ummmmm, this strawberry shortcake looks and sounds super yummy, thx so much for sharing the recipe!

  17. This looks fantastic! Thanks

  18. Yum! Love the tip for making your own buttermilk.

  19. Love strawberry shortcake and this looks like such an easy recipe.

  20. Strawberry Shortcake only the best dessert when strawberries are in season, yummm!!

  21. This looks really good! I also didn’t know how easy you could use milk and vinegar for buttermilk!

  22. I absolutely love Strawberry Shortcake EVERYTHING!…but I haven’t tried it with biscuits before. Sounds soooo yummy!

  23. Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts!

  24. One of the best desserts, fresh fruit and whipped cream go so beautifully together.

  25. Looks delicious, nothing better then fresh strawberries and whip cream!

  26. oh my gosh that is SO easy to make!! i definitely am going to be making this. looks light and refreshing

  27. My moms favourite dessert is Strawberry Shortcake. We have it for Mother’s Day and her birthday every year.

  28. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I have been looking for a dessert recipe that’s relatively easy to make and can’t wait to try this one!

  29. I would love to get back into baking as much as I used to and this recipe is the perfect one to start with! Thanks, we all love strawberry shortcake!! 🙂

  30. My girls are strawberry monsters!! They would love this! 💕

  31. These look amazing. How many does one recipe make?

  32. Looks amazing. Yummy

  33. just came across this recipe again and realized I havent given it a try yet!

  34. These are so fancy. Looks delicious.

  35. Looks very delicious, I would like to try and make them

  36. I wonder, would this work with frozen strawberries? I’ll have to try.

  37. My daughter loves strawberries so much. I think she would love this too!

  38. I know this strawberry shortcake is more for spring/summer but I will try with frozen berries, as I need a refreshing treat.

  39. Mmmm this sounds soooo good .I’love strawberry shortcake .Thank you for sharing .

  40. This has me craving strawberries!

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