This Easy Strawberry Shortcake recipe uses homemade biscuits, fresh strawberries, and light and fluffy whipped cream to make the BEST strawberry shortcake from scratch!

Strawberry Shortcake biscuit with strawberries and whipped cream

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

By now you guys have to have figured out that strawberry is my summer fruit. I grew up picking them in my grandma’s garden and to this day fresh strawberries with a little sugar sprinkled over them is one of my favorite things. Which is why this Easy Strawberry Shortcake recipe is one of my go-to summer dessert recipes!

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. That means if you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Thank you!Strawberry Shortcake with fresh strawberries on a biscuit

Strawberry shortcake can be made so many ways, some people use angel food cake, others use sponge cake but I stick with the traditional biscuits. Growing up my mom would use biscuits made with Bisquick but I always make my grandma’s Baking Powder Biscuits. I tend to make them exactly the way the recipe is written because I think the sugared strawberries and whipped cream add enough sweetness to my Easy Strawberry Shortcake recipe BUT, you can add 1 tablespoon of sugar to the dough, and sprinkle a little on top while they are baking, if you like your biscuits a little sweeter.

Strawberry Shortcake on a black plate with fresh strawberries

Those fresh summer strawberries are really the star of this dish. You don’t want to use frozen strawberries for this Easy Strawberry Shortcake recipe. Pick up a couple of pints of strawberries at the store, or stop by your local farmer’s market, slice them up and sprinkle sugar over them. How much sugar you need will vary depending on how sweet your strawberries were to start with. Start with 1/4 cup and work your way up as needed. I know some people macerate the berries and sugar but I toss my sliced strawberries in the sugar and let the mixture sit for an hour in the fridge, just like I do for my Sour Cream Pound Cake. There is always plenty of that sweet delicious strawberry juice when it’s time to use them.

Strawberry Shortcake with fresh strawberries

The final component for the BEST Easy Strawberry Shortcake recipe is the homemade whipped cream. Heavy, cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar (again you can add as much or as little sugar as you like) are whipped together to make a light, fluffy whipped cream. If you don’t have time to make your own you can use whipped topping instead. I prefer homemade whipped cream on mine!

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake:

  1. In a large bowl slice up your strawberries and sprinkle them with sugar. Let these sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to allow the juices to come out.
  2. Bake your Baking Powder Biscuits. If you would like to add a little sweetness add 1 tablespoon of sugar to the dough and sprinkle a little sugar on top of them before placing them in the oven. Once baked let them cool completely.
  3. When the biscuits and strawberries are ready make your whipped cream. In the bowl of your mixer combine cold heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Whip on high until medium to stiff peaks form.
  4. Split open a biscuit and add whipped cream and strawberries making sure to spoon some of the strawberry juice on it too. Place the top biscuit on and add more whipped cream and strawberries.
  5. Serve immediately.

Want more strawberry dessert recipes?

EASY STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE RECIPE
Like this recipe? Pin it to your Dessert board!

Follow Home. Made. Interest. on Pinterest

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

This Easy Strawberry Shortcake recipe uses homemade biscuits, fresh strawberries, and light and fluffy whipped cream to make the BEST strawberry shortcake from scratch!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large bowl slice up your strawberries. Add the sugar and toss the berries until they are well coated. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to allow the juices to come out.
  • Bake your Baking Powder Biscuits. If you would like to add a little sweetness add 1 tablespoon of sugar to the dough and sprinkle a little sugar on top of them before placing them in the oven (optional). Once baked let them cool completely.
  • In the bowl of your mixer combine cold heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Whip on high until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and continue mixing until medium stiff peaks form.
  • Split open a biscuit and add whipped cream and strawberries making sure to spoon some of the strawberry juice on it too. Place the top biscuit on and add more whipped cream and strawberries.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 437kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 278mg, Potassium: 286mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 890IU, Vitamin C: 69.9mg, Calcium: 71mg, Iron: 1.4mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, shortcake, strawberry, strawberry dessert, summer dessert, whipped cream