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Strawberry Shortcake

This Easy Strawberry Shortcake recipe is made with fresh strawberries, homemade whipped cream, and a delicious sugar biscuit for a classic summer dessert!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 417kcal



  • 8 ct can large buttermilk biscuits
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar


Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla bean paste Optional, see notes
  • cup powdered sugar



  • Preheat oven according to package instructions and your desired bake method and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Dip each biscuit into the melted butter and then into the sugar to coat evenly on all sides. And bake according to package directions. Usually, there are two baking options, I like the use the one that yields bigger biscuits, which usually means a slightly longer baking time.


  • While biscuits are baking, stir together strawberries and sugar in a medium bowl and set aside. Let them macerate for at least 20 minutes or prep them the night before sy they're really syrupy.

Whipped Cream

  • In a large, cold bowl or stand mixer, beat together whipped cream ingredients, starting on low and increasing speed until stiff peaks form. 
  • Slice the biscuit in half and top with whipped cream and strawberries. 



  • If vanilla bean paste is not used, double the vanilla.
  • For even more flavor you can add 2 tablespoons of Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, or lemon juice and zest to the strawberry mixture.


Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1150IU | Vitamin C: 69.9mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 0.5mg