Strawberry Shortcakes

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 4


Nothing compares with the combination of fluffy shortcake biscuits, split open and steaming and loaded with sweetened fresh berries topped with clouds of whipped cream. Use strawberries, blueberries or any berry in season!


  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced and sweetened
  • 2 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted


PREHEAT oven to 400° F.

COMBINE baking mix, water, dry milk, sugar and butter in small bowl; mix well. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet to make four large shortcakes.

BAKE for 10 to 13 minutes or until just golden. Cool slightly. Split shortcakes in half horizontally. Spoon strawberries over bottom half; top with top half. Top with whipped cream before serving, if desired.

NOTE: A mixture of fresh blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries may be used in place of strawberries.

easy, exactly what I was looking for!

by M. Michelle , Playa Del Rey, CA on May. 2009

It was a fool proof recipe!! I added a teaspoon of orange zest to the strawberries. Also I par-baked the shortcakes before my company arrived. When the time came for dessert I brushed the tops with melted butter and sprinkled on some turbinado sugar crystals. Used a store-bought light whipped topping....YUM!!

It's strawberry season!

by A. Angeline , HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA on Apr. 2008

I love strawberry shortcake and this recipe was so easy and quick to make. I used Splenda instead of sugar and drowned my shortcake in milk to add extra flavor and it was great.

Wonderful and Easy!

by T. T , AUBURN, KY on Jun. 2007

The easiest and best tasting shortcake I've found! The kids loved them!!

strawberry shortcakes

by k. kathleen , BETHEL, MN on Mar. 2007

After reading some of these recipes, i decided to try them. They were very taste, and simple to make...our granddughters(3) all love this wonderful treat. I make it often.

Shortcake Delicious

by D. Debbye , FRONT ROYAL, VA on Feb. 2007

This is one of my husbands all time favorite's. This recipe is simple and very easy to follow. If you are a short cake lover you will love this recipe. I make this recipe all the time.

Fighting for the last one

by T. T , Dillsboro, IN on Apr. 2006

I made the shortcakes and added peaches instead of strawberries. Now there are only three of us, so I figured on batch along with a holiday meal would be plenty. when the dishes were done there was an arguement, over the last one! I will definitely be making these again, EASY!

Great Shortcake

by L. Linda , NORTH CANTON, OH on Jan. 2006

I love making shortcakes any time of the year. But this recipe makes it sooo much nicer than my old one. It doesn't take much time at all to make it so you can even have it at the last minute if you need to. I put mine in the oven while we was eating dinner so when we had dessert it was fresh from the oven. My family loved this recipe and so do I. Thanks for sharing it.


by M. MONIQUE , SOUTH BEND, IN on Sep. 2005


Wonderful Dessert That Is So Good Anytime of The Y

by T. Tamara , COLUMBIA, TN on Jul. 2005

My family and I LOVE Strawberry Shortcake because it is so easy to make,and always a family favorite!! I was very impressed how quick and easy this recipe was to make,and the whole family RAVED about how good this dessert was!! Try this wonderful Strawberry Shortcake dessert,and all you will be hearing is alot of compliments when you serve this dessert to your family!!

Easy and Good

by D. Dorothy , CHANHASSEN, MN on May. 2005

These are so easy and yummy. Will be making them often.