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Strawberry Shortcake Cups Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Cups Recipe

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 YIELD: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 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Whipped cream


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Strawberry Shortcake Cups

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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!"

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."

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."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

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

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

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

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."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

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

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

"Made this for desert when my parents and in-laws were over. A pretty easy desert for 12 people. Everyone loved the individual portions. My father-in-law's comment, "This is REAL strawberry shortcake!" (I also gave the option of fresh from the garden raspberries.)"

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2011

"Wonderful summer dessert!"

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2009

"for me 17 votes I laugh ha ha (with thearics)"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2008

"Sounds like something my mom used to make. I love these homemade deserts. Will try it on my family and grandchildren. Will let you know the verdict. Thanks for sharing."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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