Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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It seems I can never get enough of Grandma's shortcake! This recipe is special to me and it's the first thing I bake when my strawberries ripen in spring.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 pints strawberries, sliced
  • Whipped cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 217 calories, 11g fat (0g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 5g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in butter until mixture is the size of peas. Add the egg and milk; mix well. Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes. Cut into squares and top with strawberries and whipped cream if desired. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Shortcake in Country Extra May 1993, p47

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Lizzylemony 229511
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"Imagine cornbread. But even more dry and super bitter. That was awful and a disappointment for family dinner"

Appy_Girl 228617
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2015 Edited Jul. 6, 2015

"I totally agree with several of the other reviewers. Its very light and Fluffy. I detected slight yellow cake taste to mine * I did add a tsp of Vanilla. Another Plus. No Beaters its all done by hand * Just choose your Fruit. I am going to try Fresh peaches when they come into season *

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VAjulie 36950
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"Very good recipe but the following changes made it lighter and more to our taste:

Used unsalted butter, 3 tsp baking powder, 2 eggs and 2 and 1/2 tbls sugar. Yum!"

hriv 36948
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

"We hated it! It was too salty and very bland. We threw it away. Gross!"

jodil 38371
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"This has a nice fluffy texture and was super easy to make. It tastes a bit like a baking powder biscuit cake. I think I overdid the salt a bit and may try unsalted butter next time. My whole family loved it!"

Tom1234 12734
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"This is just like my grandfather's favorite. I will make this again. Oh yea! MMMM!"

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