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Strawberry Shortcake Recipe (VIDEO)

Classic, easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe! The homemade shortcake biscuits are impressively soft and layered with juicy strawberries and whipped cream.

We love strawberry recipes that use plenty of strawberries, like our No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake, this crowd pleasing Strawberry Pretzel Salad, and of course homemade Strawberry Sauce. Strawberries are the star ingredient in Strawberry Shortcake.

Strawberry Shortcake stacked on a plate with fork

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Strawberry Shortcake Recipe:

This is a traditional strawberry shortcake recipe, made completely from scratch that is perfect for summer because you don’t have to spend a ton of time in the kitchen making it. Just like Panna Cotta, this is completely homemade but feels like a shortcut dessert.

Shortcakes are a great party dessert since you can set them up buffet style and guests can build their own. They are best eaten fresh, but thankfully they are super easy to bake and assemble.

Up close strawberry shortcake recipe on a plate

What is a Strawberry Shortcake?

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake a stacked dessert with buttery homemade biscuits, strawberries macerated (juiced up) in sugar, and lightly sweetened soft whipped cream. The earliest recipe for strawberry shortcake dates back to 1588. It is popularly made with strawberries, but you can substitute with other berries or sliced stone fruit like peaches.

Homemade biscuits are so easy to make and if you haven’t tried them, you are in for a treat! They exceed store-bought ‘bisquick’ in taste and quality.

Ingredients for strawberry shortcake with strawberries, cream, flour, vanilla, butter, cream, and milk

How to Make Shortcake Biscuits:

There’s a teensy bit of vanilla in these but otherwise, these classic biscuits can be enjoyed, or savory next to your mashed potatoes and gravy. They are light, airy, tall, fluffy and everything a good biscuit should be.

All you need is a sieve or flour sifter, large mixing bowl and a pastry cutter. You can also cut the butter into the dough using a good food processor. To cut out the biscuits, we used a 2 1/2″ round cookie cutter, but you can also cut the biscuits into squares with a sharp knife.

  1. Sift together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, sugar, salt
  2. Cut 5 Tbsp COLD butter into dry ingredients until course crumbs form
  3. Combine milk, cream and vanilla and drizzle over flour mixture. Mix until it starts coming together.
  4. Transfer to floured surface, pat into rectangle, fold in half and repeat.
  5. Cover with a tea towel and rest 30 minutes at room temp, pat into a 5″x10″ rectangle (3/4″ tall) then cut out biscuits and bake.

Steph by step how to make shortcake biscuits dough

Pro Tip: For the best rising biscuits, dip the biscuit cutter into flour with every biscuit you cut and push the cutter STRAIGHT DOWN without twisting.

Cut out biscuits from biscuit dough

How to Make Strawberries for Shortcake:

Mix the sliced strawberries with sugar while your dough is resting to allow the strawberries to macerate and juice up in the refrigerator, forming a natural strawberry syrup that is so good as it soaks into the biscuits.

how to make strawberries mixed with sugar for strawberry shortcake

Watch Natasha Make Strawberry Shortcake:

I hope this classic Strawberry Shortcake becomes one of your favorite Summer desserts!

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Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

5 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Strawberry shortcake on a plate with fork
Classic, easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe! The shortcake biscuits are impressively soft and layered with juicy sweet strawberries and fresh whipped cream.
Author: natashaskitchen
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Keyword: strawberry shortcake
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Calories: 408 kcal
Servings: 8 people


Shortcake Biscuits:

Macerated Strawberries:

Whipped Cream


  1. Make Biscuit Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients stir together then sift together. Add 5 Tbsp diced cold butter and cut it into flour mixture with a pastry cutter or with food processor until course crumb consistency.

  2. Stir together 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 tsp vanilla and pour over flour mixture. Fold together with wooden spoon until dough starts coming together then turn out onto a well-floured surface.

  3. Pat into a rectangle. Fold in half and pat down slightly into another rectangle. Fold in half a second time and pat down into a rectangle. Cover with a tea towel and rest 30 minutes at room temperature (65˚-75˚F) .
  4. Macerate Strawberries: While Dough rests, slice strawberries and place into a large bowl. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate.

  5. Cut Biscuits and Bake: Preheat Oven to 425˚and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. After resting dough 30 minutes, gently pat into a 5” x 10” rectangle (3/4” thickness). Use a floured 2 1/2" round cutter to cut out 8 rounds. Dip in flour with each cut and push straight down into the dough without turning the cutter.

  6. Transfer rounds to lined baking sheet, 1/2” apart and Bake at 425˚F for 13-15 minutes or until golden on top. Cool biscuits on a rack for 10 minutes before assembling.

  7. Make Whipped Cream: In a mixing bowl, beat together 1 cup cold heavy cream with 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla for about 2 minutes on medium/high speed or until medium-soft peaks form.

  8. Assemble: Split biscuit in half. Add strawberries with some sauce. Top with generous dollop of cream. Cover with biscuit top, add more cream and strawberries.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 319mg14%
Potassium 445mg13%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 905IU18%
Vitamin C 50.2mg61%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Aparajita Banerjee
    February 26, 2020

    So easy to do and absolutely delicious……it looked prettier than I’d imagined…..thanks for the recipe Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for that wonderful review! Reply

  • sharon
    February 20, 2020

    I have made several things of your website-they are delicious and your videos are great. you should be on food network. keep them coming. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you! Reply

  • Tracy
    February 19, 2020

    Love your videos! Your recipes are the best
    Can you link your bench scraper that you use in most of your videos?
    I think that’s what it’s called. Thank you Reply

  • Amber
    February 18, 2020

    So good and amazing. My reaction was just like yours in the video lol. My kids absolutely loved it. Biscuits were wonderful and perfect toppings, to satisfy and please everyone! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 18, 2020

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great! Reply

  • Mihwa
    January 28, 2020

    I recently found you through a recipe my cousin shared on FB. I made your Strawberry Shortcake as my first and I just want to thank you! I have 3 kids and 2 of them are picky eaters (my youngest is 7 months so can’t be picky yet). Your strawberry shortcake not only was liked and EATEN by all the family members, the biscuit was EATEN this morning as well. Aaahhhh, I couldn’t believe it!!! I cried. So, thank you. I can’t wait to try all your recipes and cry more tears of joy. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2020

      That’s so awesome! I love the idea of repurposing biscuits for next day breakfast! Reply

  • Carolee
    October 6, 2019

    How can I find your roast beef recipe. The one you cook in the oven on a cookie sheet with asparagus and small quartered potatoes all around it. Wish I had your cookbook with all your recipes in it. I really love everything you cook. Reply

  • Aanchal Mittal
    September 4, 2019

    Really loved your strawberry cake recipe.

    Actually I am fond of Chocolates and strawberries. I always prefer to order online whenever I feel the craving. I will definitely gonna try your recipes if it works for me otherwise I usually order from

    You can also have a look on the site maybe you can get many more cake ideas. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 5, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with me, Aanchal! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Reply

  • Jevon
    August 22, 2019

    I’m a new viewer to your site. I’ve made a few of your recipes with success. My family loves the results. I will def try this shortcake recipe soon! I love your videos and recipes, I also love your laughter and when you taste test your dish. Keep up the good work!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2019

      You are so nice. Thank you for that awesome feedback! Reply

  • Michaela
    August 6, 2019

    I have whole strawberries in the freezer would that work to make with this recipe? I’ve never made strawberry shortcake before. For the biscuits can I make my own heavy cream or buttermilk? I’ve made my own biscuits a few times but didn’t know about not twisting the cutters thanks for the tip. Reply

    • Natasha
      August 6, 2019

      Hi, frozen strawberries would work fine, but frozen do tend to discolor faster so keep that in mind. I haven’t tried this particular recipe with buttermilk, but you can use your favorite buttermilk biscuit recipe as a base and assemble them as strawberry shortcakes. Reply

      • Maryam
        March 12, 2020

        Can we use normal cream instead of whipping cream? Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 13, 2020

          Hi Maryam, I haven’t tested it using a different cream to advise. If you do an experiment please share with us how it goes. Reply

  • Ellen
    August 6, 2019

    Strawberry shortcake is one of the most delicious treats you can make with fresh strawberries! The trick is to find the ripest, sweetest strawberries you can find and then finish it off with homemade whipped cream. Reply

  • Visiit
    July 3, 2019

    Hello Natasha,
    I am a regular follower to your recipes. The recipe you have sharing is really new to me. Keep sharing like this am regularly waiting for your recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2019

      Thank you for that thoughtful feedback and support! Reply

  • betty boobs
    July 1, 2019

    hi do you use 15ml tablespoons or 20ml thanks this is an old favourite of mine keen to try yours love . Reply

    • Natasha
      July 1, 2019

      Hi Betty, 1 Tbsp = 15 ml. I hope you love the strawberry shortcake recipe. Reply

  • Ann
    June 30, 2019

    I love your recipes and love your personality! Reply

    • Natasha
      June 30, 2019

      Hi Ann, thank you so much for your inspiring and encouraging comment. I sure appreciate it and I’m so glad you are enjoying our recipes. Reply

  • Debbie Pena
    June 29, 2019

    yummy.. I made this Shortcake this evening. My daughter and I both took a bite and at the same nodded our heads and said yummmmm. Thank you so much for the recipe. I enjoy watching you make delicious dishes❤ Reply

    • Natasha
      June 30, 2019

      Hi Debbie, I am so happy you both loved the strawberry shortcake recipe! Thank you for that amazing review. I’m smiling big reading your comment. Reply

  • Becky Hardin
    June 29, 2019

    A huge favorite of mine. Yum! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Demeter
    June 29, 2019

    This is what summers are made of! The perfect dessert to end the day. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2019

      It sure is! Thank you for sharing that awesome review with us! Reply

  • Cindy
    June 29, 2019

    So yummy! We love to make this when we can find the best, sweet strawberries! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2019

      That is the best! Thank you for the wonderful review Cindy! Reply

    • Amber
      February 18, 2020

      Yes! Totally using our leftover biscuits for the morning. I also drizzled a couple of tablespoons of butter after I pulled them out of the oven. And totally made them pop!  Reply

  • lauren kelly
    June 29, 2019

    Strawberry shortcake has always been my favorite and this recipe was INCREDIBLE! Just like my grandmother’s! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2019

      That’s so awesome, Lauren! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Echo
    June 28, 2019

    This Strawberry Shortcake recipe was so easy and delicious! I will definitely be making it again. Reply

    • Natasha
      June 29, 2019

      Hi Echo, I’m so happy you loved the strawberry shortcake recipe! Thank you for sharing your amazing review. Reply

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