Love and Confections: Easy Strawberry Shortcakes

April 7, 2014

Easy Strawberry Shortcakes

Strawberry Shortcakes are the perfect quick dessert that's not too sweet and highlights those perfect berries!

A lot of people associate strawberry shortcake as angel food cake topped with strawberries, but if you are from the south you know different. This is a true strawberry shortcake. The biscuit is buttery and crumbly and best eaten as soon as it cools off. If you want to give yourself a workout - like I did - hand whip your heavy cream - it's a lot quieter than turning on the stand mixer, especially when Baby Grace is taking a nap.

I was actually out of milk, so I substituted heavy cream. Next time I will probably try the milk, just to see how it turns out. I recommend a disher or ice cream scoop, so they are uniform in size - I got 8 from this recipe at about 2.75 ounces per shortcake.

Strawberry Shortcake
adapted from Bisquick

Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients:
 - 1 pint Strawberries, hulled and diced
 - 2 & 1/3 cups Bisquick mix
 - 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
 - 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
 - 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
 - 1/2 cup Heavy Cream, kept well chilled
 - 2 teaspoons Powdered Sugar

Strawberry Shortcake Directions:
 - Heat oven to 425F. Prepare strawberries and set aside.
 - In a medium bowl, combine the Bisquick mix, Heavy Cream, Sugar and Butter until it is combined and a soft, sticky dough is formed.
 - Using an ice cream scoop or disher, drop dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Press down slightly so it flattens a bit.
 - Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown, depending on your oven. Let the shortcakes cool while you prepare the whipped cream.
 - Either by hand or using a stand mixer, whip the Heavy Cream and Powdered sugar until soft peaks form.
 - Slice the shortcakes, fill with whipped cream and strawberries. Enjoy!

Until next time,


  1. One of our favorite spring and summer desserts!!! You've put me in the mood!!! YUM.

    1. Hope you get some shortcakes soon!