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Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe with freshly made sweetened biscuits, homemade whipped cream, and lightly sweetened strawberries in less than an hour.

I love when my daughter gets an itch to make something new in the dessert area. Since Spring is here, we both have been wanting to try our hand at making homemade strawberry shortcakes from scratch.

This Easy Strawberry Shortcake is definitely going to be on our menu frequently this Spring and Summer. 

Easy Strawberry Shortcakes

Why We Are So In Love with Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

For years, when we served homemade strawberry shortcakes, I always served them on those spongy cakes from the grocery store. These sweet biscuits make this strawberry shortcake sing!

Easy Strawberry Shortcakes

This recipe for an easy sweetened biscuit topped with turbinado sugar crystals is the perfect flaky, shortbread biscuit that pairs so perfectly with fresh, juicy strawberries.

The strawberry sauce has a hint of lemon and fresh mint. The homemade fresh whipped cream makes the shortcake really creamy.

Easy Strawberry Shortcakes

You can make any shape you want, but we wanted square biscuits.



The dough comes together quickly and because it is biscuit dough, you do not want to work it that much. If you do it will make the dough tough.

easy strawberry shortcake

Mix the dry ingredients until crumbly. Don't overmix the dough. This will result in a dense biscuit.

The Top

Sprinkle sugar crystals (normally called turbinado sugar) on the top instead of granulated sugar which totally makes this dish.

easy strawberry shortcake

However, if you are in a pinch you can use just regular sugar, but the turbinado sugar does add the perfect texture making them perfect for this easy strawberry shortcake recipe.

The Filling

For the filling, it is just a simple three-ingredient mixture — strawberries, lemon juice, and a bit of sugar. Then, it is topped with fresh whipped cream and torn mint leaves.

You’re going to love how easy these strawberry shortcakes are to make!

easy strawberry shortcake

The strawberries are diced and tossed with granulated sugar and allowed to sit so they can naturally release liquids. Then, with a potato masher or a fork, you are going to mush some of the strawberries (which is called macerating them) to release even more juices. Then, take a lemon half and squeeze the juice into the strawberries and mix together.

easy strawberry shortcake

The Whipped Cream is made using ice-cold heavy whipping cream in a stand mixer or large bowl that is ice cold. The colder both of these are the better your whipped cream will be.

We like to add a little vanilla or powdered sugar to add a great dimension of flavor.

Looking for more strawberry desserts?

Yield: 8 desserts

Easy Strawberry Shortcakes

easy strawberry shortcake

Easy Strawberry Shortcakes with freshly made sweetened biscuits, homemade whipped cream and lightly sweetened strawberries in less than an hour.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 2 pints strawberries hulled and diced
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add in the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt and butter and mix with a fork or a pastry blender until the butter is in pea sized crumbles.
  3. Add in the milk, using a wooden spoon, mix until the dough comes together.
  4. Pour the dough out on a lightly floured surface and shape into a rectangle. Using a knife, cut into squares and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Top with Turbinado sugar.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  6. While the biscuits are baking, add the remaining two tablespoons of sugar to the bowl with the strawberries and stir together with lemon juice. Adjust sugar based on how sweet your strawberries are.
  7. In another medium sized bowl add the heavy cream and beat with a hand mixer or in your stand mixer until soft peaks form.
  8. Add in the powdered sugar and whip for an additional 20 seconds until stiff peaks form.
  9. Once the biscuits are cooled, split them in half, top with strawberries and whipped cream and fresh torn mint leaves then top with the biscuit top.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 392mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 3gSugar: 22gProtein: 7g

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Wednesday 27th of March 2019

I do love strawberry shortcake. I am looking forward to trying this recipe out. I have never made it from scratch.

Dawn Nieves

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

I love strawberry shortcake so much! I can't wait to try this

Celebrate Woman Today

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

Jennifer, I never ate a shortcake that I actually liked. But I'm with an open mind for another bite though!

Ruth I

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

I need to taste this. It looks so delicious, the strawberry is perfect. Yum!

Toni | Boulder Locavore

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

This is making me drool! Looks so delish!

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