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Strawberry shortcake made with a buttermilk biscuit, cut in half, layered with whipped cream and diced strawberries.
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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake. Juicy strawberries layered with fresh homemade whipped cream all with a tender, sweet buttermilk shortcake biscuit.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 355kcal
Author: Serene


  • 1 lb strawberries diced
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sugar (25g)


  • cup all purpose flour (300g)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder (12g)
  • ¼ cup sugar (50g)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cold (113g)
  • 1 cup buttermilk (240ml)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp coarse sugar

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream (240ml)
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar (14g)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  • In a medium size bowl stir together the strawberries, lemon juice, vanilla, and sugar. Cover and store in the refrigerator.


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir together.
  • Cut the butter into small cubes, and add to the dry ingredients. Cut into the flour using a pastry blender or food processor. Should have the texture of coarse meal, no large chunks of butter left.
  • Pour in the buttermilk and gently stir together. Will result in a shaggy dough.
  • Sprinkle a small amount of flour onto a clean work surface. Lay the dough on the floured surface and genly press together. Sprinkle small amounts of flour as needed on the dough if sticky.
  • Press dough together into a rectangular shape with the dough being 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut using a 2-3 inch biscuit cutter. Press together remaining dough and cut additional biscuits until all dough has been cut.
  • Place the cut biscuits on the baking sheet close together, not quite touching. This helps the biscuits to rise.
  • Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes until tops are golden and biscuits are baked through. Remove to wire rack and let the biscuits cool for 10 minutes before layering and serving.

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • Pour the heavy cream into a large mixing bowl. Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Mix together on medium speed until cream is thickened and soft peaks form.
  • Serve by slicing biscuits in half and layering with whipped cream and berries. Top with additional whipped cream and berries as desired.



Biscuit recipe will make 9-10 biscuits depending on the size of biscuit cutter used. 
Can use more or less sugar in the berries and whipped cream to get desired sweetness. 


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 714IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 2mg