It’s time to skip that store bought cake and make your own with this quick and easy recipe.  

What we’ll do is combine an easy biscuit recipe with the strawberry fixings for the perfect summer dessert. 

It’s not that difficult and you’d be surprised how quick it is to get everything together.

The history of the strawberry shortcake stretches back to the Renaissance!  It was actually first found in a cookbook in England in 1588 and became popular when William Shakespeare used the name Alice Shortcake in his comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor.

The dessert became more and more popular and by the 1850’s there would be strawberry shortcake parties held as a part of celebrations for the summer fruit harvests.  In the United States, Strawberry Shortcake Day happens on June 14th.

Shortcake uses baking powder for leavening and is usually mixed with shortening (but we’ll be using butter) align with eggs, buttermilk, flour, and sugar and usually looks a little like a dessert sandwich.  

It’s a summertime tradition so now you can enjoy it yourself with this simple recipe.

Are you ready to start making your strawberry shortcake by scratch?  Let’s get to it!


What you need:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup of chopped strawberries
  • Whipping Cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

What to do:

  1. First you’ll make the biscuits for the strawberry shortcake.  Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, and salt.  Mix all together.
  3. Add in the melted butter and buttermilk, mix together.
  4. Make 8 spheres of the dough and then press down so they’re flat on top.
  5. Bake the dough for 12 minutes.
  6. Next, cut up the strawberries in slivers.
  7. Make the whipped cream by putting one cup of whipping cream in a bowl and adding the powdered sugar.  Use a whisk or electric mixer to make the whipped cream.  Make sure to try the cream to see if you want to add more sugar, I tend to start on the less sweet side and then add more if it calls for it.
  8. Take the biscuits out and allow them to cool for 20 minutes.
  9. Start to assemble everything!  Cut the biscuit in half and add strawberries on top of one half.  Add a bit of whipped cream on top of the strawberries and then put the other half on top of the cream, so it looks like a sandwich.  Next add more strawberries and whipped cream on top!


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About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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