The Best Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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The BEST Strawberry Biscuit Shortcakes.

The Perfect Biscuits to Complement Sweet Strawberries and Freshly Whipped Cream. Fluffy, flaky, creamy, and sweet are words that describe these Sweet Strawberry Buttermilk Biscuit Shortcakes, but none of them compare to actually tasting this sweet spring/summer dessert.

Strawberry season is near! This time of year I love berries best when they are served fresh as they are supremely sweet. This is by far the best buttermilk biscuit recipe I’ve ever made. This simple recipe is an easy one you will cherish. Why this one’s my favorite;  flaky, but not dry; chewy, but not tough; crisp in just the right spots. I get a 10/10 every time I make it. I hope you love this recipe as much as we do. 


It is the perfect vehicle for fresh strawberries ( or any other berry) topped with mounds of freshly whipped cream. This biscuit recipe feeds a crowd, but you can freeze them for a couple of weeks so you always have some on hand. These biscuits are excellent savory with sausage and gravy too! Always serve biscuits fresh out of the oven and share with friends and family.

If you love strawberries, you might love this Strawberry Tiramisu Recipe.

We call these “Sweetly Strawberry Shortcakes” at our house. They are a classic and easy recipe we make all spring and summer.

This classic dessert is completely homemade and the perfect way to serve fresh strawberries. Skip the packaged shortcakes from the store and make these buttermilk biscuits. You’ll be making the biscuits ALL THE TIME! Savory or Sweet you and yours are sure to LOVE. 

Strawberry Shortcake with These Extra Fluffy Flaky Biscuits Only Require A Few Simple Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Eggs 
  • Buttermilk 
  • Baking Powder AND Baking Soda 
  • Berries of Choice (most classic is Strawberry)  

Strawberry shortcake on a decorative plate.

Can you Make Strawberry Biscuit Shortcakes Ahead of Time? 

Yes! You can make the different components of the Strawberry Biscuit Shortcake Cake ahead of time, but do not assemble the cake until the day of serving – preferable just 4 hours ahead of time. If you assemble them too early, the cake will become soggy as the strawberry juices permeate the cake.

TIP for Making Perfectly Flaky Biscuits

The secret to excellent biscuits is COLD BUTTER. Really cold. Many times the biscuit dough gets worked so much that the butter softens before the biscuits even go in the oven. Try cutting the butter into small pieces and stick back in the fridge (or freezer) and pulling out only when ready to incorporate into the dough. As for the liquid, I love using buttermilk! Use buttermilk for its acidity as well as its fat and liquid content. The acidity, in conjunction with leaveners, help the dough rise and form that flaky biscuit we all LOVE!

Strawberry shortcake on a decorative plate.

The biscuits come together with little effort. Load them up with juicy strawberries and homemade whipped cream for a simple and elegant spring and summer dessert. Save this recipe for later and make it on repeat as summer is just around the corner. 


If you make this strawberry biscuit shortcake recipe please write a comment to tell me your thoughts! I want to connect with all of you through your experience with my recipes. Love, Elena

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This is by far the best biscuit recipe I’ve ever made. It is the perfect vehicle for fresh strawberries ( or any other berry) topped with mounds of freshly whipped cream. This biscuit recipe feeds a crowd, but you can freeze them for a couple of weeks so you always have some on hand. These biscuits are excellent savory with sausage and gravy too!

  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


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  • 4 cups self-rising flour, plus more for the work surface (if you don’t have self rising flour look up how to make it with what you already have in your pantry)
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 pound (3 sticks) good quality butter, cold (freeze for 15 minutes), cut into 1/2-inch pieces or grated (I prefer grating with cheese grater)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten, plus 1 large egg for brushing
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, or as needed, plus 1 tablespoon for brushing (if you don’t have buttermilk look up how to make your own using milk)

Strawberries and Whipped Cream:

  • 2 pounds strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup sugar (add more if you like sweeter)
  • 8 biscuits
  • Freshly Whipped heavy cream
  • 8 small mint sprigs, for garnish



  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the butter (either grated or cut) and use a pastry blender (or a fork) to cut the butter into the flour until the pieces are even and about the size of peas. DO NOT overmix. You want to see chunks of butter for it to become flaky after baking.
  2. Stir in the beaten eggs with a wooden spoon until combined. Stir in 1 1/2 cups buttermilk until the dough comes together into a sticky mass. If it is too dry, add more buttermilk 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition, until it reaches the correct consistency. Don’t overmix. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.
  3. Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Scrape the dough onto a floured work surface. Use your floured hands to press it into a round roughly 14 inches across and about 1/2-inch thick.
  5. Use a floured 2 3/4-inch round cutter (or an upside down cup- round shape) to cut out about 20 biscuits. If necessary, collect and pat out the scraps to cut more biscuits.
  6. Transfer the biscuits to the prepared baking sheet, arranging them so that they all are touching.
  7. In a small dish, beat together the remaining egg and 1 tablespoon buttermilk. Brush the mixture on the top of the biscuits.
  8. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool slightly in the pan on a rack.
  9. Biscuits are best the day they are made (and ideally fresh out of the oven!). Serve with strawberry jam or gravy, if desired. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Strawberries and Whipped Cream:

  1. In a medium bowl, toss the strawberries with the sugar. Set aside at room temperature for up to 1 hour.
  2. Split the biscuits in half. Arrange the bottom halves on each of 8 plates.
  3. Layer whipped cream and strawberries on each biscuit. Place the remaining biscuit halves on top. Garnish with mint and serve.


For longer storage, arrange the biscuits about 1/2-inch apart on two parchment-paper-lined baking sheets and freeze until solid. Transfer them to a zip-top plastic bag and freeze for up to 2 weeks. There is no need to thaw them before baking.

  • Author: Elena Davis
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Biscuits

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