Strawberry shortcake recipe

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Old fashioned style sweet biscuits topped with freshly whipped cream and sliced strawberries.

Course Breakfast or Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy strawberry shortcake recipe, old fashioned strawberry shortcake, strawberry shortcake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 692 kcal
Author Jessica Robinson


  • Strawberries:
  • 4 cups strawberries halved or quartered
  • 1/4-1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Shortcakes:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Whipped cream:
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


  1. Mix the strawberries with the sugar in a medium bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed. This will help draw out the natural juices in the strawberries.
  2. Using a hand mixer on high speed, beat the heavy whipping cream with sugar until you get stiff peaks. Wrap with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, melted butter and buttermilk until a soft dough forms. Drop by the spoonful onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

  4. Bake in a preheated 425 degree F oven for about 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

  5. Split shortcakes with a knife and place in shallow bowls. Fill with strawberries and whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 692 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Cholesterol 141mg47%
Sodium 636mg28%
Potassium 370mg11%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1570IU31%
Vitamin C 56.9mg69%
Calcium 141mg14%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.