Strawberry Shortcakes

Strawberry Shortcakes – a classic dessert that everyone loves!

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Apparently Mother Nature doesn’t like my idea of Spring Fever. We woke up to over 10 inches of snow. It unabashedly crept up on us last night. The kids are happy and have huge plans for making a snowman this afternoon, but to me it means being stuck in the house for at least three days. With three little kids. With cabin fever. You do get where I am going with this, right? icon smile Strawberry Shortcakes

So how do I deal with this? I bake. And lots. Thank goodness for this blog, or my Hubby would have to call for help. At least I have an excuse: it’s for the blog, sweetie. icon smile Strawberry Shortcakes

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 I grabbed a couple of containers of strawberries in the store last week. They instantly remind me of Spring, blooming trees and nice warm weather.

I have been meaning to make shortcakes for a long time now and they finally happened.

Strawberry Shortcakes. A classic treat that’s incredibly easy to make and satisfying in looks and taste.

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 Delicious shortcakes, fresh strawberry slices and a generous dollop of whipped cream. Yeah, I will get through this Winter blast.

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Yields 8 large individual shortcakes

Strawberry Shortcakes

Classic treat that's easy to make. Original recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Bridal Cookbook

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2/3 c milk
  • whipped cream
  • 8 to 10 large strawberries


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat like Silpat. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, flour and baking powder.
  4. Add butter and cut in with a pastry cutter.
  5. In a small mixing bowl or measuring cup, mix together egg and milk.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon just until moistened.
  7. Drop the dough onto prepared sheet by 2 heaping tablespoons, leaving at least 2 inches space between each mound. If you want flatter shortcakes, flour your hands and gently flatten each mound of dough to about 1/2 inch thick disks.
  8. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Cool shortcakes on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. To assemble strawberry shortcakes: slice each shortcake horizontally. Slice one strawberry and place slices on the bottom part of your cake. Add dollop of whipped cream. Top with remaining piece of shortcake. Decorate with a small dollop of whipped cream and shaved chocolate.


I used large strawberries and one per each shortcake was plenty. Adjust the amount to your likings. Keep unfilled shortcakes in air-tight container for up to 3 days.

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  1. CrunchyCreamySw says

    Ooo, yes, perfect treat to enjoy on the porch in the afternoon :) Thank you so much for voting and leaving a comment, my sweet friend! xoxo

  2. Sandra Garth says

    Yum! This is good anytime of the year. Love the darker photos, very mysterious and dare I say, seductive.

  3. says

    I was going to comment on how beautiful your photos always are before I saw you were in a contest! Just “liked” yours! This strawberry shortcake looks out of this world!


  4. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe says

    I LOVE strawberry shortcakes – yum! I can’t think of a better way to spend a snow day than with one of these and a cup of tea!

  5. says

    What better way to ward off winter than with a summery dessert! Well played, :D Good luck in the photo contest too – your photography is stellar!

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      We have tons of snow! And it looks like it’s going to be here for a while :) I hope you will get a chance to make these, Jessica! Thanks!