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easy strawberry shortcake

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

When you're short on time, but still want dessert, this weeknight version of Strawberry Shortcake hits the sweet spot and couldn't be easier to make.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Strawberry Shortcake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 320kcal
Author Cathy


  • 3 cups (470 g) fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (59 g) granulated white sugar
  • 1 can (16.3 ounce/462 g) refrigerated store bought pre-made homestyle biscuits
  • 1 cup (500 ml) heavy cream, cold
  • 1/4 cup (32 g) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) pure vanilla extract


  • Prepare biscuits according to package directions. Cool completely.
  • Place a medium-sized ,metal bowl you will use to make the whipped cream into the refrigerator for fifteen minutes. This could also be the bowl of your stand mixer.
  • In another medium-sized bowl, combine the strawberries and granulated white sugar. Allow them to macerate for at least 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, mash about a quarter of the berries in the bowl with a potato masher and stir to mix.(You don't want to mash all the berries, just enough of them for their juices.) Let them sit while you whip the cream.
  • Remove the chilled bowl from the refrigerator. Use it to beat the heavy cream, confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and vanilla using a hand-held or stand mixer. Beat until stiff peaks form; about 3-5 minutes.
  • To assemble strawberry shortcakes, split each biscuit in half and layer with whipped cream, strawberries and biscuit top.
  • Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a spoonful of strawberries.


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Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.7g | Protein: 3.4g | Fat: 17.2g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 117.5mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 9.1mg