{Easy Breezy} Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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This is an easy breezy quick and easy strawberry shortcake recipe using Pillsbury flaky buttermilk biscuits and real whipped cream. (It’s truly easy to make!)

Did you know?

There are 3 different types of strawberry shortcake.

One is the original, created in the UK.

The first strawberry shortcake recipe was in a British cookbook in 1588. It featured a buttered scone (which originated in Scotland) served with fresh strawberries and sweetened cream (not whipped cream).

british style strawberry shortcake on a biscuit or scone

The second was created in the US. It was called a Strawberry Cake in Miss Leslie’s Ladies’ Receipt Book in 1847.

It featured crumbly biscuits with mashed sweetened strawberries and icing.

Today they are served with whipped cream and usually fresh strawberries.

American strawberry shortcake recipe

The third type was a variation made by Rinemon Fujii, founder of a Japanese confectionary chain, Fujiya Co. Ltd.

In 1912 he went to the US to learn how to make Western desserts. When he returned to Japan, he created his own version of the strawberry shortcake featuring two 7″ round layers of sponge cake with full-sized fresh strawberries precisely set in the center with whipped cream filling, topped with more whipped cream and strawberries.

japanese strawberry shortcake slice

Today it is regarded as the Japanese Christmas cake since many families enjoy strawberry shortcake from Fujiya on Christmas Day.

japanese strawberry shortcake

And now our {easy breezy} Strawberry Shortcake recipe.

We know your mouth is watering! 😋

Strawberry Shortcake


  • 1 can (10) Pillsbury Grands! southern homestyle buttermilk biscuits
  • 2 Tbsp tablespoons butter, melted

Strawberry Mixture

  • 3 c fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/3 c sugar

Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 c whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  1. Heat oven to 375° F.
  2. Separate biscuits. Dip tops and sides of biscuits in melted butter. Dip biscuits, covering tops and sides, in sugar. Place sugar-side up on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 13-17 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  3. To make strawberry mixture: In medium bowl, mix strawberries and sugar. Set aside.
  4. To make whipped cream: In small bowl, beat whipping cream and sugar until soft peaks form. Add vanilla and beat into mixture.
  5. On plate, split biscuits and put dollop of whipped cream mixture on bottom half of biscuit. Add strawberry mixture. Replace biscuit top and dollop with whipping cream.

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Easy Breezy Strawberry Shortcake recipe courtesy of Pillsbury. Photo & video courtesy of Family Features/culinary.net.

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Want more fun?

Save the tops off the strawberries and after you’ve enjoyed your dessert, have fun feeding the ducks or swans at the lakeshore or duck pond!

feeding a swan from his hand

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