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Strawberry Shortcake

strawberry shortcake on a plate

This week appears to be strawberry week.  Berry Almond Salad, Strawberry Crumb Bars, and now this.  It was completely unintentional, but now I feel bad I don’t have another strawberry recipe ready for Friday.  I have some strawberry frozen yogurt churning in my ice cream maker right now, but I didn’t plan on taking pictures to share it.  Might have to rethink that!

strawberry shortcake on a plate

Once a year, over the summer, we get fresh strawberries from a farmers market or go to a place you can pick your own strawberries.  We come home and that night for dinner we have Strawberry Shortcake.  It was a tradition that started with my husband and his family as a child.  We have continued it with our son as well.  Since moving to Colorado, we have had to resort to getting them at the farmer’s market.  They are still picked that day, and very fresh, but not the same as picking our own.

strawberry shortcake on a plate

I used my beloved strawberry huller from OXO to make quick work of the strawberries.  Usually we use a bisquick for our shortcake recipe.  It is what my MIL has used all of my husband’s life, and he would never think of letting me change it.  I didn’t have any bisquick in the house though, so I used this make your own recipe I found over at Unsophisticook.  Then I proceeded like I normally would with the bisquick recipe.  It was quick, easy, and perfect for our annual strawberry shortcake tradition!

Yield: 6

Strawberry Shortcake

strawberry shortcake on a plate

Perfect for fresh strawberries. A classic strawberry shortcake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 1/3 cup Bisquick mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 Tbls sugar
  • 3 Tbls butter, , melted
  • 1 pound strawberries, , hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Whipped Cream


  1. In a large bowl mix together sliced strawberries and sugar. Let sit for at least 30 minutes, until they are nice and juicy. It could be up to an hour, depending on how ripe your strawberries are.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. In a bowl mix together bisquick, milk, sugar, and butter until a soft down forms. Press into a 7x11 inch baking dish. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.
  4. Let cool for just a minute or two before slicing. Top squares with strawberry mixture, and whipped cream.


Shortcake recipe from Bisquick

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

6 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 329Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 19mgSodium 655mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 2gSugar 20gProtein 5g

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Alexa Jordan

Tuesday 15th of February 2022

This looks so good! I bought strawberries since they're on sale with Valentines Day and I want to make this. I may pair it with this strawberry milk and make it an afternoon snack ( Thank you!


Thursday 25th of July 2013

I can't believe I've made shortbread from scratch when I could've used a mix! Oy. Well, I did make it in Japan so it was probably my only option. And the shortcake from scratch- was amazing. Not sure I'd want to try the short method, even if it is the S Family Way. ;)

Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings

Saturday 20th of July 2013

A classic dessert for the summer, when the berries are at their sweetest! I want some!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Wednesday 17th of July 2013


I saw that first picture of the actual cake part, decided that this was *the* fluffiest, most amazing thing I had ever seen and I had to make it... immediately scrolled down to see if I could make it.

And BAM!

Darn Bisquick for not existing over here. I know I could make my own but it won't come out the same. :(

And hey, I'm down for strawberry month. Do it! :D

Erin S

Wednesday 17th of July 2013

It did come out the same as the store bought stuff - and it was so easy!! You really should try it. Click on the link to the recipe I used - trust me, no one could tell a difference!

Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

Tuesday 16th of July 2013

I am having my parents over for dinner on Saturday and you just inspired me to make strawberry shortcake! It is so simple and yours looks divine! The strawberries are so incredibly flavorful this time of year! Hope your week is going well!

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