Strawberry Shortcake from Scratch

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I got this out of a magazine and it is the best strawberry shortcake I've ever had.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In large food processor bowl, thoroughly combine flours, salt, baking powder, cream of tartar, and sugar.
  3. Add margarine in pieces and briefly pulse just until mixture is coarse and crumbly.
  4. Add the fat free half-and-half and briefly pulse just until blended (do not overmix).
  5. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 4 or so times.
  6. Pat dough until about 1/3- to 1/2-inch thick. Using a 2 1/2- to 3-inch round cutter, cut out biscuits and place them on a baking sheet coated with canola cooking spray.
  7. Bake until nicely brown, about 12-14 minutes. Let cool.
  8. Meanwhile, add 2 cups sliced strawberries, brown sugar, and vanilla to food processor and pulse until a strawberry puree is created (about 5 seconds).
  9. Split a biscuit in half and place both halves, cut side up, on a dessert plate. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of the strawberry puree mixture over the top of each half. Top both halves with a total of 1/2 cup of strawberry slices and a dollop of light whipped cream.
Most Helpful

Great! No way to mess this recipe up - substitute ingredients as you like. I made a gluten free dairy free version and a regular version. I like that the cake has very little sugar yet tastes sweet.

george.garman June 04, 2013

We went to the strawberry stand this week and came home and made this recipe ~ it was really yummy and hit the spot! I used regular half and half instead of fat free and butter instead of margarine but otherwise made as posted. It was easy to make and easy to eat. Thanks for posting such a good, spring-y recipe. Made for Pick~A~Chef, Spring 2008.

Lvs2Cook April 28, 2008