Quick and Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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Easy strawberry shortcake recipe with homemade biscuits from scratch. Classic dessert layered with fresh strawberries and a big dollop of whipped cream.

Don't you just love berry season? Every year around this time I have to make all the things with delicious fresh-picked strawberries, including strawberry shortcake.

easy strawberry shortcake recipe with biscuit sliced in half and topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries on white plate with fork

Because who doesn't love an easy strawberry shortcake recipe, especially when it involves Grandma's biscuits?

Speaking of Grandma's biscuits… Grandma always kept a slip of paper taped to the inside of her cabinet door, and that slip of paper held her favorite biscuit recipe, handwritten in her own handwriting. My mom now has that same slip of paper taped to the inside of her cabinet door, and I'm considering doing the same.

We love making biscuits from my homemade biscuit mix recipe. They can be rolled out or dropped, and they make the best strawberry shortcakes!

Add the sweet, juicy strawberries and a big dollop of whipped cream, and you're ready for dessert!

More favorite desserts we love to make every strawberry season are strawberry shortcake cupcakes, strawberry cream cheese pie, gluten-free strawberry rhubarb crisp, and this no bake strawberry dessert.

fresh strawberries in box, ready for strawberry shortcake


If you’d rather skip all of my tips for making strawberry shortcake, important info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the strawberry shortcake recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.


Making shortcake biscuits is really easy, especially because they're more like drop biscuits and don't require any rolling.

One Important Tip Before You Mix: I like to add in a teaspoon of sugar just to add a li'l sweetness to the recipe since I'm using the biscuits for dessert.

To make the biscuits…

  • Just mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  • Then cut the butter in, using a pastry blender.
  • Add the milk, and mix the dough up really well.
dry ingredients for making shortcake biscuits for strawberry shortcake recipe in white mixing bowl with pastry blender

I actually grab spoonfuls of the dough at this point and shape the biscuits by hand, so they're more like drop biscuits. Makes the process so much easier than rolling out dough and having to clean it all up.

shaping shortcake biscuits on baking sheet for strawberry shortcake

Then bake the biscuits according to the instructions on the recipe card below.

Now you can make this a Bisquick strawberry shortcake if you want and just use biscuit mix instead. You can also make this with my favorite recipe for gluten-free dairy-free biscuits. But there's definitely something wonderful about Grandma's biscuits.


When it comes to strawberries, you really want to use fresh strawberries to make strawberry shortcake. Fresh, juicy strawberries will give you the best results.

Frozen strawberries tend to be more mushy when thawed, and they won't have the flavors that fresh berries have.


You can use homemade whipped cream, or you can even use store bought. The choice is up to you.

Personally, I prefer to make it because I like to add a little cream cheese to my whipped cream… Cream cheese is the best and just gives it a little more flavor and oomph.

strawberry shortcake with biscuits on white plate with fork


Once the biscuits are cooked and have cooled, layering your shortcakes together is really simple.

  • Slice your biscuit in half.
  • Place the bottom half of the biscuit on a plate. Then add a layer of freshly sliced strawberries, a big dollop of whipped cream, and another layer of strawberries.
  • Top it off with the top half of your biscuit.
  • Add a little whipped cream to the top, and maybe even top it off with a whole strawberry.

And that's pretty much it! It's so easy, anyone can make it. In fact, this easy strawberry shortcake would be the perfect dessert for a spring or summer party buffet, where guests create their own shortcake dessert.

strawberry shortcake made with biscuit, whipped cream, and strawberries on white plate with fork


Pretty much all of the ingredients – the biscuits, strawberries, and whipped cream – can be frozen.

However, I would definitely freeze them separately if you feel the need to do so. Also, make sure everything is covered well or stored in an airtight container so nothing gets freezer burn.



Pastry Blender – This helps with mixing the biscuits.

Mixing Bowl – You’ll need a bowl for both the strawberries and one for mixing up your biscuits. Of course, I love my batter bowl and use it for just about every recipe.

Baking Sheet – My baking sheet comes in handy for so many things, including making biscuits.

Over-the-Sink Colander – This comes in handy for rinsing the berries after you’ve washed/soaked them.

Paring Knife – Yet another one of those handy kitchen tools I couldn’t live without, perfect for slicing the berries.


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quick and easy strawberry shortcake recipe

Find my original recipe for old-fashioned strawberry shortcake over at Adventures of Mel!


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Quick and Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Easy strawberry shortcake recipe with homemade biscuits from scratch. Classic dessert layered with fresh strawberries and a big dollop of whipped cream.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Fruit Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff



  • For the biscuits, mix together the dry ingredients, including the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl.
  • Use a pastry blender to blend the dry ingredients together with cold, sliced butter. Continue until the mixture is well blended.
  • Add milk to the mixture, and mix well. You should be left with a somewhat sticky but still manageable dough.
  • Grab spoonfuls of dough and shape into biscuits about 3/4 inch thick. Place on an un-greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 425° for about 15-20 minutes, or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn golden.
  • Meanwhile, wash, stem, and slice the strawberries.
  • Once the biscuits have cooled, slice a biscuit in half.
  • Place the bottom half of a biscuit on a plate. Add a layer of sliced strawberries, followed by a generous layer of whipped cream, then another layer of sliced strawberries. Top with the top half of the biscuit.
  • Add a small dollop of whipped cream to the top, followed by a whole strawberry.
  • Serve and enjoy!


*You can use store bought whipped cream or homemade whipped cream; the choice is up to you.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 329mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g
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