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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 large 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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adamscook User ID: 7795459 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 User ID: 7760621 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 User ID: 8693836 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 User ID: 6159456 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 User ID: 8350998 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 User ID: 6799048 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 User ID: 7140928 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 User ID: 5600439 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 User ID: 7293258 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."

QNAUTHOR User ID: 6140986 22661
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

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

QNAUTHOR User ID: 6140986 17474
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

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

tenak User ID: 4409827 28673
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.)"

67belvedere User ID: 726166 23577
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2011

"Wonderful summer dessert!"

purplemax User ID: 3997419 61484
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe."

iamdeaf User ID: 1595558 28630
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2009

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

Kamal User ID: 2903072 23894
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.