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strawberry shortcakes

Strawberry Shortcake

Make homemade Strawberry Shortcake with buttery shortcakes, juicy strawberries, and fresh whipped cream. Light, sweet and downright heavenly.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make strawberry shortcake, strawberry shortcake, strawberry shortcake recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 497kcal
Author Lauren


For the Shortcakes

For the Strawberries

For the Cream


For the Strawberries

  • Wash, hull and slice strawberries and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

For the Shortcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line one light-colored baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Blend in the cold butter using a pastry cutter until the butter is in pea-sized pieces. 
  • Whisk eggs and heavy cream together in a separate bowl and quickly add to the flour/butter mixture. Combine until just blended. The dough will be slightly sticky.
  • Dump the dough out onto a floured surface and be sure it is well combined. Flour your hands, the top of the dough and a rolling pin. Roll the dough out to 1-inch to 1 1/4-inch thick. Using a 2-inch round cutter, cut dough into 8 circles. (You may have to re-roll scraps of dough to get a full 8.)
  • Place on prepared baking sheets. Brush tops of scones with cream and sprinkle with granulated sugar, if desired. Bake 18-22 minutes or until the tops are golden and crisp. Set aside to cool.

For the Cream

  • Add all ingredients into a chilled bowl and whip until stiff peaks form.
  • To assemble: slice shortcakes in half and top with cream and strawberries. Serve.


*Depending on how sweet your strawberries are, you just will want to adjust the amount of sugar. If strawberries are in season, you may only need 1 tablespoon of sugar.


Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1264IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 2mg