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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 217 calories, 11g fat (0 saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-3/4 starch.

Reviews for Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

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Lizzylemony User ID: 8448593 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 User ID: 1132413 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 User ID: 7279832 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 User ID: 6751757 36948
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

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

jodil User ID: 1622268 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 User ID: 5046863 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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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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