Strawberry Shortcake Recipe


Lindsay Boyette, Photographer

During this time of the year, nothing hits the spot more than homemade strawberry shortcake. Down below, you will find the best strawberry shortcake recipe!



  • 2 pints of ripe, well-rinsed strawberries
  • ½ cup sugar, or more 
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 5 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 ¼ cups of  butter
  • 3 cups of whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract



  • Step 1: Cut all strawberries in halves or slices depending on size. Then gently crush ¼ of the strawberries to release some strawberry juice. Take the remaining strawberries, and set them aside for half an hour in a ½ cup of sugar in order to develop flavor. 


  • Step  2: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.


  • Step 3: Into a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, salt and baking powder. Next, add 3/4 cup of softened butter, and rub into dry ingredients as for pastry. Add 1 1/4 cups cream, and mix to a dough. Knead the dough for about one minute, and roll it out to about 1/2-inch thickness. Finally, take a 3-inch biscuit cutter, and cut an even number.


  • Step 4: Take butter and grease a baking sheet. Then, place half of the rounds on it. Melt remaining butter, brush a tiny bit on the rounds, and place remaining rounds on top. Bake the rounds for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.


  • Step 5: Remove the cakes from the oven, and pull the shortcakes apart. Next, be sure to brush the insides with some of the remaining melted butter. 


  • Step 6: Beat remaining cream until it thickens and add vanilla. 


  • Step 7: Place a bottom half of a shortcake on each plate. Top with a generous spoonful of berries. Cover with a top half, add a few more berries, and top with whipped cream. Serve immediately.

This homemade strawberry shortcake is fluffy, creamy, and sweet and makes the best summer treat!