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Strawberry, Shortcake, Gemma Stafford, Bigger Bolder Baking, Recipes
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

My strawberry shortcake recipe combines an incredible sweet biscuit, sliced strawberries flavored with real vanilla, and topped off with rich whipped cream.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 436 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
For the Strawberries:
  • 2 cups (16oz/450g) fresh strawberries (quartered)
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/115g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (16floz/450ml) heavy whipping cream (whipped)
For the Shortcakes:
  • 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups (13oz/380g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (2oz/57g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup (6oz/170g) butter (frozen)
  1. Combine strawberries, sugar, and vanilla bean (or extract). Stir well and let stand 2 hours.

  2. Beat whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until it reaches soft peaks. Cover and chill.

  3. Whisk together eggs, sour cream, and vanilla until blended.

  4. Combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. Using the large side of a grater, grate the frozen butter directly into the dry ingredients. Stir to coat in the flour mix. Frozen, grated butter gives a lovely soft, fluffy texture to your shortcake.

  5. Add wet ingredients to dry, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened and form a ball.

  6. On a floured surface gently press down your dough to 1 inch thick. With a round cutter (I used 4" wide, but you can use smaller) cut out your shortcakes.

  7. Glaze the tops of the scones with milk. Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 18-20 minutes or until golden.

  8. Split shortcakes in half horizontally. Spoon about 1/2 cup berry mix and juice onto each shortcake bottom; top each with a rounded spoonful of chilled whipped cream, and cover with tops. Dust the shortcake with icing sugar to decorate.

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Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 137mg6%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 150g167%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.