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Easy Strawberry Shortcake

This Easy Strawberry Shortcake is made from sweetened biscuit dough, freshly whipped cream and ripe strawberries. It can easily be made in 30 minutes.

Strawberry Shortcake on a small plate.

Spring just isn’t spring without fresh strawberry shortcake. It’s my favorite way to eat fresh, in-season strawberries which are so plentiful in the south during the month of May.

Strawberry Shortcake is such a simple dessert made from simple, basic ingredients and I’ve made the process even simpler by baking the biscuit dough in an 8×8-inch pan instead of rolling it out and cutting it with a biscuit cutter. No messy counters when you do it this way. Just mix the dough in a large bowl and transfer it to a greased baking dish. Gently press it and push it with your fingers so that it forms an even layer in the pan.

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

How To Make Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits

(More detailed instructions below.)

  1. Mix together the biscuit dough and gently press into a greased 8-inch pan.
  2. Bake for about 18 minutes.
  3. Mix strawberries with sugar and make the whipped cream.
  4. Next, cut biscuit into 4 squares. Cut each square open and fill it with strawberries and whipped cream. So good!
Easy Strawberry Shortcake- no rolling the dough or cutting biscuits!

How To Make Tender Biscuits

The main key to making tender biscuits is not overworking the dough. That’s easy with this recipe because you just mix the ingredients together (don’t overmix!) and transfer the dough to the baking pan.

The key to really good strawberry shortcake is a tender, moist biscuit. For my biscuit making, I use White Lily Self-Rising Flour. It’s made from soft winter wheat and has a lower protein content than other flours so it produces the most light and tender biscuit crumb.

To keep the biscuit dough tender for these Easy Strawberry Shortcakes, work it as little as possible.

So perfect for this quintessential spring dessert!

Easy Strawberry Shortcake made with White Lily flour

Recipe Tips

I use salted butter for this recipe. If using unsalted, add a pinch of salt to the dough mixture.

Tips for whipping cream- Chill the bowl and beaters in the refrigerator before beating the cream. Also make sure the cream is really cold. Don’t remove it from the refrigerator until ready to use. Begin beating the cream at low speed until it begins to thicken and then increase the speed.

How To Store

Store biscuits in an airtight container for 3 days. Stawberry mixture and whipped cream can be refrigerated for 3 days.

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

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Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

This Easy Strawberry Shortcake is made from sweetened biscuit dough, freshly whipped cream and ripe strawberries and it makes a great Spring or Summer dessert. It can easily be made in 30 minutes.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 18 minutes
TOTAL: 33 minutes


  • 2 cups White Lily® Enriched Bleached Self-Rising Flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into cubes and chilled well
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half, plus a little extra for brushing the tops
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar


  • Lightly coat an 8×8-inch pan with cooking spray and preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Place flour and 1/4 cup sugar in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Scatter butter pieces on top and use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour mixture until there are no pieces larger than a pea.
  • Whisk the half-and-half and egg together and add to flour mixture.
  • Stir with a fork just until dry ingredients are moistened and it forms a dough.
  • Transfer dough to prepared pan and use your fingers to spread it into an even layer. Brush the top of dough with a little half-and-half.
  • Place in oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • While it is baking, combine strawberries and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl. If desired, you can mash some of the strawberries with a fork.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat cream. Once it starts to thicken, add powdered sugar and continue to beat until soft peaks form. (Note: It helps if you chill the bowl you will be whipping the cream in beforehand.)
  • Cut biscuit into 4 squares. Slice each biscuit in half and sandwich strawberries and whipped cream between the halves. Place extra strawberries and cream on top.


I use salted butter for this recipe. If using unsalted, add a pinch of salt to the dough.
Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used. Not to be used for specific dietary needs.


Calories: 822kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 182mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 1737IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Spring, strawberry

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Origainally posted April 1, 2019.

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3 thoughts on “Easy Strawberry Shortcake”

  1. Misun leach

    Easy to make and biscuit part is delicious!
    But I realized top will be burn if you cook for 20mins on 450degrees… so I baked 10mins on 450 degrees, turn the oven, and leave it in the oven so it can be cooked with heat.

  2. Strawberries & cream, strawberry shortcake are such classic, delicious desserts. I love how you bake the shortcake in an 8 inch pan! This looks delicious – lovely for a Mother’s Day dessert or just a wonderful spring time treat. : )

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