Strawberry Shortcake Recipe with Biscuits

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This homemade strawberry shortcake recipe made with biscuits is perfect for any occasion. The fluffy, flaky biscuits, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream make the ultimate summer dessert.

strawberry shortcake recipe made with homemade biscuits.

There’s something magical about a classic strawberry shortcake. Biting into tender, flaky biscuits topped with sweet, juicy strawberries and dollops of freshly whipped cream. This dessert celebrates summer flavors and perfectly blends simplicity and indulgence.

My favorite time to serve this recipe is when strawberry season is at its peak – ripe, sweet, and juicy. We usually go to the strawberry farm a few times a year and then think of all the delicious ways we can our fresh berries.

I love making chocolate-dipped strawberries, strawberry lemonade, and my strawberry tequila sodas. Check out more of my strawberry desserts!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  1. Simple Ingredients: This recipe uses only kitchen staples, so you won’t need to hunt for exotic or expensive ingredients.
  2. Bursting with Flavor: The combination of fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream is unparalleled.
  3. Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a family gathering, a picnic, or just a sweet treat for yourself, this Strawberry Shortcake fits the bill.
Strawberry shortcakes on a marble table.

Recipe Tips and Variations

Choose Fresh Strawberries: For the best flavor, always opt for ripe, fresh strawberries. If strawberries aren’t in season, you can use frozen ones, but fresh is always better.

Chill the Whipping Cream: Ensure your heavy cream is cold before whipping it. This helps it whip up faster and hold its shape longer.

Add a Twist: For an added layer of flavor, consider adding a splash of orange liqueur or lemon zest to the strawberries.

Gluten-Free Option: Substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free baking blend to make this recipe gluten-free.

Keep it Easy: For an even quicker dessert, buy already-made biscuits and focus on making the strawberry topping and whipped cream.

Homemade biscuits stacked with strawberries and whipped cream.

How to Store

Biscuits: Store the biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. For more extended storage, freeze them and reheat them in the oven before serving.

Strawberries: Store the macerated strawberries in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Whipped Cream: While fresh whipped cream is best enjoyed immediately, it can be stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Re-whip slightly before serving if needed.

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strawberry shortcake recipe made with homemade biscuits.

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe with Biscuits

This strawberry shortcake recipe made with homemade biscuits is perfect for any occasion. The crispy and flaky biscuits, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream make the ultimate summer dessert.
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes
Servings: 6 shortcakes
Author: Eden


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, cubed and cold
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp extract
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles pea-sized crumbs.
    Use cold butter with dry ingredients to make biscuits.
  • Make a well in the center of the mixture and add milk.
  • Fold until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface about 8 times until smooth.
  • Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thick and cut out shapes using a 1 1/2” pastry cutter.
    Biscuit dough rolled out and stamped with a round pastry cutter.
  • Place the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes, or until slightly golden.
  • While the biscuits bake, slice the strawberries and mix with 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat heavy cream, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar on high until soft peaks form.
  • Once the biscuits are baked, cool slightly, then cut them in half horizontally.
  • Layer the bottom half with strawberries and whipped cream, then place the top half back on. Add more strawberries and whipped cream on top if desired.
    Homemade biscuits, whipped cream and fresh strawberries on a table.
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