Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Light and refreshing, this classic old fashioned dessert is perfect for summer! Strawberry shortcake is simple, beautiful, and incredibly delicious.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 602 kcal


  • 2 pints strawberries rinsed and quartered
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup butter divided
  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Place quartered strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle with ¼ cup sugar. Place in fridge and let fruit “sweat” out juices.

  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  3. Sift together flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. Add 1 cup softened butter and mix. Add 1 ½ cups cream and mix until a soft dough forms. 

  4. Knead the dough for a minute and roll out to about ½ inch thickness. Use a 3 inch circle cookie/biscuit cutter and place rounds on cookie sheet. Brush with melted butter and bake for 12-14 minutes (or until golden brown). These will be thicker and more biscuit-y than cake.

  5. Make whipped cream with remaining whipping cream by beating the cream and vanilla until thickened.

  6. Make short cakes by adding cake, then whipped cream and strawberries  with another cake on top. Add strawberries and more cream on top if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 132mg44%
Sodium 243mg11%
Potassium 425mg12%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1475IU30%
Vitamin C 46.7mg57%
Calcium 153mg15%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.