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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

This Homemade Strawberry Shortcake is the delicious with layers of flaky strawberry biscuits with homemade whipped cream and sweet fresh strawberries!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry, strawberry biscuits, strawberry desserts, strawberry shortcake
Servings: 12 people


Strawberry Biscuits

  • 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar plus about a tablespoon to sprinkle on the tops of the biscuits before baking.
  • 1 stick cold butter
  • 1 ¼ cup cold milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 strawberries diced in small chunks

Fresh Strawberries

  • 1 container fresh strawberries sliced
  • 2 tablespoon sugar

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt


Strawberry Biscuits

  • Preheat the oven to 400.
  • Chop 3 strawberries into little chunks and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar until its completely incorporated.
  • With a pastry cutter or fork cut in cold butter until the butter resembles peas in size. Don't take a long time to do this, you want the butter to stay cold.
  • With a wooden spoon mix in milk, and vanilla.
  • Fold in the chopped strawberries.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and press the dough into a rectangle shape. Fold each side of the dough toward the middle then flip the dough and press out until its about an inch or inch and half thick.
  • With a round cookie cutter or glass (I used a glass about 2 ½ inches wide) cut out circles and place them on a cookie sheet. I made 12, but depending on the size you cut it could be different.
  • Using about a tablespoon of sugar sprinkle a little on top of each biscuit before baking.
  • Bake them at 400 for 15-17 minutes. or until lightly brown on the bottoms.


  • Cut the green ends off of the strawberries and slice strawberries into a medium bowl. I like to slice them from top to bottom, it just looks prettier. You can also slice them sideways.
  • Sprinkle the sliced strawberries with 2 tablespoons sugar. Set them aside.

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • Pour a pint of whipping cream into a medium-size bowl.
  • Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and a pinch of salt.
  • With a hand mixer, beat on high speed until the cream is thick and peaks form.

Assembling your Strawberry Shortcakes

  • Split the biscuit in two and put a layer of whipped cream, then a layer of sliced strawberries.
  • Put the top on and add more whipped cream and a slice or two of strawberries to finish. (like pictured above)
  • If you want you can take some strawberry juice or syrup from the bottom of the strawberries and drizzle it around the bottom of the biscuit.


For tips on making flaky biscuits, see the post.
You can store any unused whipped cream in a sealed container in the fridge for a day or two.
Leftover biscuits? These make a nice breakfast heated with some butter!