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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17 responses to “Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe”

  1. Mamasamantha2 — May 2, 2020 @ 8:10 pm (#)

    This looks insanely good. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Micheline — May 3, 2020 @ 9:09 am (#)

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

  3. Shirley O — May 3, 2020 @ 2:12 pm (#)

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

  4. angela gee — May 3, 2020 @ 5:34 pm (#)

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

  5. Douglas — May 4, 2020 @ 2:06 pm (#)

    This looks pretty easy and tasty! Gonna try it out

  6. LisaM — May 4, 2020 @ 2:36 pm (#)

    Those look delicious!

  7. l p — May 15, 2020 @ 10:17 am (#)

    they bring back such great memories! thanks

  8. Susan Denise Handlen — May 15, 2020 @ 10:19 am (#)

    I learned how easy and delicious this shortcake is

  9. Rita Lee-Pipher — May 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am (#)

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

  10. Amberleah Holmberg — May 15, 2020 @ 12:10 pm (#)

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

  11. Patti — May 15, 2020 @ 1:40 pm (#)

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

  12. Julie — May 15, 2020 @ 4:39 pm (#)

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

  13. Shelley Omand — May 15, 2020 @ 8:04 pm (#)

    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. Heather S-H — May 18, 2020 @ 9:01 am (#)

    How interesting that you can make buttermilk with vinegar!

  15. Gloria — May 22, 2020 @ 1:15 pm (#)

    I love strawberry shortcake!

  16. Rosanne Robinson — May 29, 2020 @ 6:51 pm (#)

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

  17. Lisa Mallia — June 12, 2020 @ 4:28 pm (#)

    This looks fantastic! Thanks

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