Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Grand Marnier Cream

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Just Call Me Martha

This is an old fashioned made-from-scratch strawberry shortcake. It's very easy - once you try it, you'll never go back to a mix. The Grand Marnier cream is a nice refreshing touch.

Top Review by Baby Kato

This is a great shortcake recipe. We enjoyed this very much. I loved the addition of the orange rind, grand marnier and sour cream, it really makes it sparkle. The biscuit was perfect, light, fluffy and sweet with a hint of orange, while the topping was out of this world, the sour cream and whipping cream blend well with the grand marnier. I used fresh ontario strawberries in this, making it extra special. I will be making this again. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda.
  3. Stir in orange rind.
  4. Cut in butter until mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  5. Stir in enough buttermilk (roughly 3/4 cup) until dough clings together.
  6. Place dough on a floured board and knead 4 or 5 times.
  7. Roll or pat into 8" round.
  8. Place on cookie sheet.
  9. Brush with the 1 Tbsp buttermilk and sprinkle with 1 tsp sugar.
  10. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Cool on rack, then split into two horizontally.
  12. In bowl, mix strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar.
  13. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  14. Just before serving, whip cream along with 2 Tbsp sugar until cream forms stiff peaks.
  15. Fold in sour cream and Grand Marnier.
  16. To serve, spread bottom cake layer with 3/4 of cream mixture.
  17. Top with 3/4 of the strawberries.
  18. Put the second cake layer on top and decorate with the remaining cream and strawberries.

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