The best strawberry shortcake recipe with fresh whipped cream in just 15 minutes!

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is the quintessential summer dessert recipe. This light and refreshing easy shortcake recipe is simple to make and SO beautiful, too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 4th of July, cake, easter, easy dessert, entertaining, gift, memorial day, mothers day, summer, valentines day
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 9
Author Julie Blanner


  • 3 1/2 c strawberries sliced
  • 2/3 c sugar
  • 2 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c heavy cream
  • 1 - 1 1/2 c powdered sugar {your preference}


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine strawberries and ⅔ c sugar and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  4. Using a mixer, blend in heavy cream and vanilla until combined and no longer crumbly. Bake in an 8x8 dish 22 minutes and allow to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, beat heavy cream until fully whipped. Gradually add in powdered sugar.
  6. Using a cookie cutter, cut shortcakes, top with a scoop of whipped cream and glazed strawberries.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Try using different shaped cookie cutters to match the occasion - hearts, stars, easter eggs, etc... 


Add different fruits with the strawberries for a mixed berry flavor -  blueberries will make a cute patriotic looking dessert. 


Top with your favorite ice cream for an extra sweet treat. 


Homemade whipped cream can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. It can be frozen for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Shortcake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.