Strawberry Shortcake Cups Recipe
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Strawberry Shortcake Cups Recipe

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Back when store-bought shortcake was an unheard-of thing, my grandmother passed this recipe down to my mother. Mother later shared it with me, and I've since given it to my daughter. —Althea Heers, Jewell, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 quart fresh strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Whipped cream

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 200 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. Mash or slice the strawberries; place in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and set aside. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. In a small bowl, beat egg and milk; stir into flour mixture just until moistened.
  2. Fill eight greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from the pan to cool on a wire rack.
  3. Just before serving, split shortcakes in half horizontally. Spoon berries and whipped cream between layers and over tops of shortcakes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Shortcake Cups in Country Woman May/June 1998, p33

Sweet White Wine

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

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adamscook 249758
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2016

"This was wonderful! Very light and fluffy. It reminds me of the strawberry shortcake they my grandma made me. I will definitely make this again!"

Cklee1403 247760
Reviewed May. 2, 2016

"I always like to try new recipes.I haven't ever had a shortcake like this.I did add a little extra sugar to the batter.It was an ok recipe but I will probably go back to my pound cake or angel food cake. I probably won't make this again."

suncitymeg 244567
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"Wow.... Easy and deliciously light....used coconut sugar on both strawberries and in cake. strawberry season is here and I have a favorite dessert. Thanks Taste of Home."

AggieAll 228322
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"I wouldn't call this a shortcake. It was more like a biscuit. Not what I want with my strawberries."

catmaugy 226122
Reviewed May. 10, 2015

"This is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing this. It will save time and money. AND satisfy my family, 3 with 1 recipe."

besidethesea 28675
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"This is awesome! I just substituted the whipped cream with ice cream to suit my taste better. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly."

hchambers 61486
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2013

"Strawberry shortcake is a favorite summer time dessert. I loved the idea of baking the shortcakes in a muffin pan. I added 2 more tbsp. of sugar to my shortcakes because I like them a little bit sweeter. Overall a great dessert and very easy to make."

svede 28854
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"I've used this recipe for years, my mom's. It's a winner and always pleases family and friends."

claylady01 22209
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"I would add fresh blueberries or some other fruit.I like to make my muffins from a mix so would use a blueberry muffin mix then follow the instructions to the end."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"Definitely five stars. I'm making it for our family 4th of July celebration. It's nostalgic and delicious."

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