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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

Rachel Quenzer
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 13


Biscuit Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • Set aside additional flour for sprinkling on the dough as you roll
  • Sprinkling of sugar for the top of the biscuits

Strawberry Filling

  • 4-5 cups of fresh strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar

Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla


Biscuit Steps

  • Place your buttermilk in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Mix your dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Melt your butter in 30 second intervals in the microwave being careful not to burn it.
  • Mix your butter into the cold butter milk. It will start to clump and that’s exactly what you want it to do so that the little butter explosions are throughout your dough.
  • Fold the clumpy buttermilk and butter into your dough and add your egg and vanilla. Mix till blended but be careful not to over mix.
  • Roll out dough on a well-floured surface and make sure to rub additional dough on your rolling pin. Roll the dough to 1-inch thickness and use the fold technique described above to get the beautiful, fluffy layers in your biscuits. Use the additional flour as needed.
  • Use a round cookie cutter or a glass to cut out the round biscuit shapes and place them on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Bake for about 13 minutes. The biscuits will be a light golden color. Don’t overcook them or you risk burning the bottom.

Strawberry Steps

  • While the biscuits cook, cut and wash your strawberries.
  • Combine them with sugar and put them in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes. I made these ahead of time, so my strawberries sat for about an hour or two, which is also fine.

Whipped Cream Steps

  • Combine all your ingredients and using an electric mixer or a hand mixer whip it all together. I used a hand mixer and whipped the cream, sugar and vanilla together for about 10 minutes until it was fluffy.
Keyword strawberry shortcake