Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

This strawberry shortcake combines juicy strawberries and fluffy whipped cream with sweet, buttery biscuits. Biscuit recipe credit: NY Times Cooking

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Makes 9 servings



  • 1 cup Vital Farms Unsalted Butter cold
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups cold buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar


  • 1 carton of Driscoll’s Strawberries quartered
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Heat oven to 375°F and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Coarsely grate butter onto a plate. Freeze until cold and hard (10 minutes).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add butter to the dry ingredients. Toss together until butter is coated.
  • Add half the buttermilk. Once incorporated, add the remaining buttermilk and gently toss again until the dry ingredients are lightly hydrated. The dough will be crumbly.
  • Flour a clean surface and dump the mixture on top. Using your hands, gently press the crumbs together and use a floured rolling pin to roll into a 1-inch-thick rectangle. Fold the dough in half: Using a bench scraper, lift the top half off the surface and fold it over the bottom half. Repeat this roll-and-fold motion 5 times, flouring the surface and dough as needed. The dough will come together as you roll it. Rotate mixture after each fold to create a square.
  • Build the final layer: Fold the dough in half once more, then roll to about 1½ inches thick to create a 6-inch square.
  • Cut straight down into the square to create a 3×3 grid of 9 squares..
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.
  • Lightly mash half the strawberries with a fork. Add sugar and stir. Set aside for 20 minutes until syrupy.
  • Whip the cream until soft peaks form (5-10 minutes). Add sugar and vanilla and mix for 15 seconds to combine.
  • Cut biscuits in half, add a layer of cream and strawberries. Top the biscuit with cream and strawberries again. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!
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