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Classic Strawberry Shortcake

Skill Level: Intermediate

30 min Prep
75 min Total
price per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 542
Protein 5.8g
Total Carbohydrates 47.1g
Dietary Fiber 2.1g
Net Carbohydrates 45.0g
Sugar 15.5g
Total Fat 37.6g
Saturated Fat 23.3g
Trans Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 127.3mg
Sodium 275.8mg
SmartPoints® 23.0


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 24 ounces strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup sugar, for the shortcake
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 10 Tablespoons butter, chilled, cut into small pieces, plus more for buttering pans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream, for the shortcake
  • 2 cups heavy cream, for the topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar, for the topping



  1. Preheat oven to 375 ┬░F. Grease insides of 3 (8-inch) round cake pans with butter.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a food processor (or large bowl). Add butter and pulse (or cut in with a pastry blender) until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add heavy cream and pulse (or stir with a fork) just until moistened. Do not over mix.
  3. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface. Gather dough into a large ball and gently knead until smooth, about 5 turns.
  4. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Press each piece of dough into a prepared cake pan. Spread dough to edges and make it as smooth as possible.
  5. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden. Cool 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


  1. Beat heavy cream and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add sugar while beating and continue to beat just until stiff peaks form.
  2. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Top evenly with about one third of strawberries. Spread evenly with about one third of whipped cream.
  3. Place second cake layer on top of whipped cream. Top evenly with another third of strawberries and another third of whipped cream.
  4. Place final cake layer on top of whipped cream. Spread remaining whipped cream, leaving a 1-inch border around edges.
  5. Top with remaining strawberries in a mound. Serve immediately.

Price Per Serving based on average national price: excludes store savings and local grocery store pricing