5 from 5 votes
a piece of strawberry shortcake made with a biscuit and filled with sliced strawberries and whipped cream on a white plate. Additional strawberry slices are on the plate.
Easy Strawberry Shortcake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
Simple Strawberry Shortcake - sweet, tender biscuits topped with strawberry sauce, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream. The perfect spring dessert!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, strawberry
Servings: 1 biscuit
Calories: 340 kcal
for the biscuits:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 teaspoons sugar divided
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 egg
for topping:
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh strawberries hulled and sliced, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • whipped cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 450. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Grate the butter into the flour and toss to combine.
  2. Stir together the half and half and vinegar, and let sit five minutes. Pour the half and half into the dry ingredients and mix just until the dough comes together.
  3. Pat the dough out to an even layer, about one inch thick, on a lightly floured surface. Fold the dough into thirds, as though you are folding a letter. Pat the dough out again until it is about one inch thick. Cut into circles using a biscuit cutter or small cup. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
  4. To make the strawberry sauce, combine 1 pound of strawberries with the sugar and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Let cool ten minutes.
  5. To serve the shortcakes, cut the biscuits in half horizontally. Top with remaining strawberry slices, warm strawberry sauce, and whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Strawberry Shortcake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.