Classic Strawberry Shortcake

A classic strawberry shortcake is made with biscuits, and I love that I can make a big batch and use the biscuits for breakfast and dessert. The biscuits can also be made ahead of time and put into the freezer so you can just pop them in on a busy morning.

Strawberry season is officially here! It’s time to take advantage of those extra sweet and yummy berries. To kick off spring, I made these for my kiddos and Paisley said, “it tastes like summer” which is exactly what I am looking for! Strawberry shortcake is a light and fresh dessert that still hits that sweet tooth.

Here is my recipe for homemade biscuits, do not let them intimidate you, they are so easy to make! Also, SO worth the time. When serving, make sure the biscuits are warm before assembling.

Strawberries are in season late spring and early summer so that’s the perfect time to try this recipe. Look for berries that are dark red and ripe, not soft. Also, when you are washing the berries dry them well afterwards.

Below you will also find how to make a whip cream, you can use store bought as well. Enjoy, friends!

Strawberry Shortcake
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Strawberry Shortcake

Classic Strawberry Shortcake

  • Author: Shayna Krajewski
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40


Strawberry shortcake is the easiest dessert. It’s fresh and reminds me of summer. This is a classic strawberry shortcake that are made with biscuits. 



4 cups of strawberries cut into ¼ inch cuts

2 tablespoons of sugar



For strawberries

  1. Place 2 cups of the strawberries into a bowl, and mash them with a potato masher or fork. This will help the strawberries to macerate. 
  2. Add the rest of the strawberries.
  3. Add the sugar and mix and a squeeze of lemon.
  4. Place in the fridge for as little as 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.

Whipped cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional- some lemon zest

Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix with a mixer, mix until it can hold its form.