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Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cream Topping

This strawberry shortcake is one that my mother made each summer when the fresh strawberries started appearing in the supermarkets.

It is our family’s most favorite summer time dessert and is lovingly called “Grammy’s Shortcake” by all her grandchildren.

Fresh strawberries make such a great addition to desserts. They are fresh and naturally low in calories and very tasty. (See my recipe for strawberry oatmeal bars here for another tasty summer time treat.)

Today, we’ll be using fresh strawberries in a yummy strawberry shortcake.

Four layer fresh strawberry shortcake with whip cream and text reading howmade strawberry shortcake.

Growing strawberries is much easier than you might think! The plant is a perennial and comes back year after year.

Nostalgic Strawberry Shortcake Recipe.

The recipe could not be easier to make, but don’t let that fool you.  It is rich, delicious and very flavorful.  The sugar makes the berries make their own syrup.

You can whip your own topping from fresh cream or just use the prepackaged or aerosol cans.  All are good.  To make the shortcake, I use Bisquick Heart Smart Baking mix.  (affiliate link)

You can make this dessert one of two ways.  Either make individual biscuit sized shortcakes and slice them in half and layer, or do it “Grammy Style” and make a four layer delight that is great for gatherings.

Either way, the taste is delicious and the look is fabulous.

Strawberry Shortcake on a plate with whipped cream and text reading strawberry shortcake.

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How do you make a strawberry shortcake?  Is this one of your favorite summertime desserts too?  Please leave your comments below.

What fun would this shortcake be to serve on this strawberry themed table in the summer time.   Image shared from Flickr.

Strawberry themed tablescape with bowls of strawberries and jars of jam.


Yield: 10 servings

Strawberry Shortcake with Whip Cream Topping

Strawberry Shortcake with Whip Cream Topping

This strawberry shortcake is one that my mother made each summer when the fresh strawberries started appearing in the supermarkets.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 pint of fresh Strawberries
  • 1/2 c cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup of Bisquick baking mix (I use Heart Smart)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup of Skim milk
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 piece of fresh mint
  • Aerosol whip cream.


  1. Slice the strawberries and combine them with 1/4 cup of sugar. Set aside stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes or longer. (the sugar makes the strawberries produce their own syrup and they get better the longer you let them sit. Just stir them every so often.)
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Combine the Bisquick mix, 2 tbsp sugar, vanilla, and 2 tbsp of butter until a soft dough forms. Using your hands make two large balls. Place the dough balls on a greased cookie sheet and flatten them so they look a bit like a pizza. Cook in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Let cool slightly and then, using a bread knife, slice each shortcake in half through the center. Layer the slices with spoonfuls of the strawberries and syrup. You will end up with one tall cake with four layers of shortcake and strawberries.
  5. Add a dollop of whipped cream topping, a sprig of mint and a sliced strawberry to garnish.
  6. Enjoy!


Can be adapted for vegan diets by using Silk light vanilla soy milk and Earth Balance Buttery Spread in place of the skim milk and butter.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 407mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.



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