Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

 

This easy strawberry shortcake recipe is soon to be a dessert you always keep in your recipe arsenal. Fresh strawberries, homemade whipped cream, and sweet biscuits, all tie in for an amazing easy strawberry shortcake recipe!

 

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Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Is strawberry shortcake not the most summer recipe you can think of?! Since today is the OFFICIAL first day of summer 2018, I thought now would be the perfect time to share this epic summer dessert!

This easy strawberry shortcake recipe is one that is close to my heart as well. My northern Grandma made this strawberries shortcake for us growing up, I always think of her when I make this!

 

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This is a classic, homemade strawberry shortcake. Made with homemade sweet biscuits, sugared strawberries, and fresh whipped cream.

 

No skimping on the good stuff with this recipe!

How to make strawberry shortcake

This is a very easy recipe, consisting of three different components.

How to make strawberry shortcake filling

This “sauce” or filling of a strawberries shortcake recipe is basically just macerated strawberries. Macerating is a term for marinating fruit. Tossing the cut strawberries with sugar releases the juices, making a sauce for the strawberry shortcakes!

  • First, we need to get the berries macerating first so all those yummy juices will make a simple sauce. Just mix together the granulated sugar and fresh cut strawberries in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let chill in the fridge for at least an hour, up to overnight.

 

How to bake strawberry shortcake

A classic, old-fashioned strawberry shortcake is actually made with sweetened biscuits. They stir together in just seconds, topped with crunchy sugar, and baked to golden brown.

  • Next, we will make the biscuits. In a large bowl, sift together the sugar, baking powder, flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the cream to the bowl with the vanilla and stir just until combined with a spoon.
  • Make two drop biscuits (or four minis) onto an ungreased baking sheet, these will be free-form biscuits. Sprinkle with sugar and bake until golden brown, about 18-20 minutes (or less time if making minis). Let cool completely on a wire rack.

 

Simple homemade whipped cream for strawberries shortcake

  • Just before serving, make the whipped cream (you can also make stabilized whipped cream if you want it to hold its shape) by whipping together the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
  • Slice the biscuits in half, fill with the strawberries, a dollop of whipped cream. Place the biscuits tops on top, more strawberries, and more whipped cream!

 

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Can’t get enough strawberry shortcake recipes?! Try these strawberry shortcake cupcakes!

 

You really can’t get more simple than this easy strawberry shortcake recipe from scratch. Yes, it is a homemade recipe, but it’s super easy, fun, and totally worth it!

Can strawberry shortcake be made in advance?

This would also be the perfect recipe to make for summer parties.

 

You can make the sweet biscuits and strawberries for the strawberry shortcakes in advance, then right before serving make the whipped cream and throw them together!

 

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Tools used to make strawberry shortcake

 

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Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, shortcake, strawberry, strawberry shortcake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 529kcal
Author: Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
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Ingredients

Macerated Strawberries

  • 2 cups strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Shortbread Biscuits

  • 1 tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

Instructions

Macerated Strawberries

  • Mix the berries and sugar in a medium-sized bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for one hour, up to overnight.

Shortbread Biscuits

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Sift together one tablespoon of the granulated sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl, stir to combine. Add the cream and vanilla to the bowl, stir with a wooden spoon until just combined, with no dry spots. 
  • Freeform two drop biscuits out of the dough by dividing the dough in half on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle each biscuit with the remaining sugar. 
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. 

Whipped Cream

  • Just before serving, make the whipped cream by placing the cream in a large bowl, using a hand mixer (or you can whip by hand with a whisk), mix on high until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla to the bowl, whip until medium peaks form.

Strawberry Shortcake Assembly

  • Cut the biscuits in half length-wise. Fill with 1/4 of the strawberry mixture and whipped cream. Place biscuit tops on top, add on remaining strawberries and whipped cream. 

Nutrition

Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 30.6% | Vitamin C: 52.1% | Calcium: 12.7% | Iron: 10.2%

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