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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is the perfect summer dessert and this recipe is incredible! Tender, decadent shortbreads layered with fluffy piles of whipped cream and sweet strawberries!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 416 kcal



  • 2 pints ripe, well-rinsed strawberries
  • ¼ cup sugar

Whipped Cream

  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cups cold butter, sliced thinly or grated
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream, plus 2T to brush on top


  • Hull strawberries and cut in half or quarters, depending on size. Mix with sugar and place in refrigerator while you make the shortbread. This will allow juices to develop.
  • Using a whisk attachment for your hand or stand mixer, beat 1 ½ cups heavy cream on medium-high speed until it thickens. Add in sugar and vanilla, and continue beating until soft peaks form. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter, or using the pulse-feature of a food processor, until coarse crumbs form.
  • Add heavy cream and mix until combined. The dough will still be very crumbly. Turn onto a floured surface and pull all dough together to form a ball. Knead for one minute. Roll dough ½-inch thick and cut into 3-inch circles using a biscuit cutter or a dinner glass.
  • Place onto a lined or greased baking sheet, close together where they are touching. Brush each shortcake with remaining heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before assembling.
  • Slice each shortcake horizontally and layer with strawberries and whipped cream. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Shortcake
Amount per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword make ahead, strawberries, whipped cream
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