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Strawberry Shortcake Recipe- Made From Scratch!

This easy Strawberry Shortcake recipe is the perfect way to use in season produce for a quick sweet treat! Fresh strawberries and sugar give you the BEST shortcake filling.

Strawberry Shortcake

Am I the only person on the planet that did not realize that traditional strawberry shortcake is actually made with a sweet biscuit instead of a cake? 

A trip to one of my favorite bakeries taught me that strawberry shortcake can actually be served the two separate ways! One, like this recipe, with a more biscuit base and one with a sponge cake. Both delicious but this one happened to be my favorite! 

Strawberry Shortcake from Scratch

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe on One Sweet Appetite

Ingredients needed to make strawberry shortcake:

  • Strawberries
  • Granulated sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Heavy cream

What is strawberry shortcake?

My version of strawberry shortcake isn’t actually a cake at all, but a sweet biscuit! This recipe follows the more traditional method of layering a biscuit with strawberry filling and topping it all with homemade whipped cream. A delicious classic dessert recipe that is a great way to enjoy a sweet treat. 

Other versions, which are just as delicious, include a light and airy sponge cake with a heaping spoonful of filling.

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Can you make strawberry shortcake ahead of time?

You can definitely make the different components of this recipe ahead of time, but I do not recommend assembling until you are ready to serve. Keep the shortbread biscuits, strawberry filling, and whipped cream stored in air tight containers until ready to enjoy. 

Strawberry Shortcake on One Sweet Appetite

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How to make traditional strawberry shortcake:

  1. Combine the strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready.
  2. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Whisk together the flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or two knives. Stir in the cream until a dough forms.
  4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead just until it comes together. Roll until 1/2 inch thick and cut into circles.
  5. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Top with your strawberry mix and whipped cream.

Strawberry Shortcake on One Sweet Appetite

Strawberry Shortcake

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Strawberry Shortcake is the perfect way to use some in season produce for a quick sweet treat!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • whipped cream, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine the strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready.
  2. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Whisk together the flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or two knives. Stir in the cream until a dough forms.
  4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead just until it comes together. Roll until 1/2 inch thick and cut into circles.
  5. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Top with your strawberry mix and whipped cream.
  6. Notes

Notes

Tip: This recipe does better if you mix it by hand. The secret is not to over mix the dough.

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Tuesday 10th of June 2014

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Yvonne @ TriedandTasty

Sunday 26th of January 2014

I'm a little behind on my comment love friend!!! I've been looking at them, but haven't had a minute to say hello until now! This looks so yummy - I love strawberry shortcake! And I love desserts for two, because I have a problem with wanting to eat the ENTIRE pan!!

dina

Saturday 18th of January 2014

this looks so yummy!

Maria

Friday 17th of January 2014

I love the recipe just for two!!! I'm the same.... I hate having so much food just laying around (because I WILL eat it!) so I usually only make a half or a quarter of a recipe, or if I make a full batch, then I freeze most. These strawberry shortcakes look so delicious!!!

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