Strawberry Shortcake

This recipe is elegant, easy to make, and delicious. It’s one of Katherine’s favorite desserts, so we’ve made it special for her birthday tomorrow.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Set the oven to 375°F with an oven rack in the middle.
  2. Lightly spray a baking sheet with canola spray.
  3. Get out 2 medium bowls.
  4. Set up a cooling rack.

STEP TWO – Prepare the Dough


1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
3 tablespoons of white sugar
4 tablespoons of cold unsalted butter
1 egg
½ cup of sour cream or “sour milk” (½ cup of milk + 1 tablespoon of white vinegar)
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. In one bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. In the other bowl, whisk together the egg, sour cream, and vanilla until they’re well-incorporated.
  3. Cut the butter into smaller pieces and add to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Use your fingers to combine them until they resemble coarse crumbs.
  4. Add the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Be careful not to over-mix.


  1. Drop the dough in 4 even circles onto the baking sheet.
  2. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the tips of the shortcakes are lightly browned.
  3. Transfer the shortcakes to the cooling racks.

STEP FOUR – Prepare the Strawberries

We like to wash and cut fresh strawberries into quarters without adding sugar. If you prefer softer and sweetened strawberries, follow these steps:

  1. Wash and quarter a 16-ounce container of strawberries.
  2. Combine with ¼ cup of sugar.
  3. Cover mixture and set it aside for 30-60 minutes.

STEP FIVE – Make the Whipped Cream

  1. In a stand mixer, add 1 cup of whipping cream and whip on high until stiff peaks form. This takes just a minute or so.
  2. Add a touch of powdered sugar.

STEP SIX – Assemble

  1. Cut the shortcakes in half horizontally.
  2. Spoon ¼ of the strawberries onto the bottom of each shortcake.
  3. Top each shortcake with whipped cream and cover with the top.

Makes 4 strawberry shortcakes

Recommended serving size: 1 shortcake (with strawberries and 1 tablespoon of whipped cream)

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat

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12 thoughts on “Strawberry Shortcake

  1. Mmm these sound & look delish! Strawberry shortcake always makes me think of the warmer, sunnier months 🤗 I’ll have to try this for myself as I’ve never attempting making anything other than cookies or brownies! Great recipe.xx

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