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Simply Perfect Strawberry Shortcake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins

These old-fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes are simply perfect! Sweet and syrup-y strawberries are layered with fresh vanilla bean whipped cream over a tender buttermilk biscuit. It just wouldn't be summer without this classic seasonal dessert!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shortcake, shortcakes, Strawberry
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 510 kcal
Optional garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender, until only pea-sized pieces remain.
  4. Stir in the buttermilk and gather the dough into a ball.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, flatten the dough to a thickness of about 3/4-inch.
  6. Use a 2 1/2-inch diameter biscuit cutter (or drinking glass) dipped in flour to cut 6 rounds. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Optional: brush tops with heavy cream and sprinkle with white sparkling sugar.
  8. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until puffed and golden.
  9. Slice the strawberries and place them in a medium bowl along with the raspberry jam. Toss to coat.
  10. Whip the cream with the powdered sugar and vanilla bean paste, until it holds soft peaks.
  11. Split the shortcakes with a fork and layer with strawberries and whipped cream.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*If you don't have buttermilk, you can substitute by stirring 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar into 1 1/2 cups of regular milk.  Allow the mixture to stand for 5 minutes, or until thickened and slightly curdled.

Nutrition Facts
Simply Perfect Strawberry Shortcake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 498mg14%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1050IU21%
Vitamin C 89.8mg109%
Calcium 163mg16%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.