Bisquick Strawberry Shortcake

Bisquick Strawberry Shortcake

The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Strawberry shortcake is one of our favorite desserts of the summer. Pick ripe, seasonal berries for maximum juiciness and flavor, and whip up this Bisquick strawberry shortcake in no time flat (because nobody likes hanging out by the oven when it's hot out!)

These wonderful little treats are a great way to feed a hungry crowd. Best of all, you only need 20 minutes to make them.


  • For the Shortcakes:
  • 2 1/3 cups dry Bisquick mix
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • For the Berries:
  • 1 quart strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • For the Whipped Cream:
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather your ingredients.

    Strawberry Shortcake ingredients
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  2. Whisk together the Bisquick mix and sugar in a large bowl. Stir in the milk and melted butter with a wooden spoon until the dough just comes together. Don’t over mix the batter. 

    Whisk together the Bisquick mix and sugar
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  3. Spoon the batter into 6 shortcakes onto a parchment lined baking sheet. You can also put them straight onto an un-greased baking sheet. They do not typically stick to the pan due to the amount of butter.

    Sprinkle the tops with a little extra sugar if you like them sweet. This also adds a nice sparkle and crunch.

    Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned and risen. 

    Spoon the batter into 6 shortcakes
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For the Strawberries and Whipped Cream

  1. Gather your ingredients.

    Strawberry Shortcake strawberries
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  2. Chop or slice the strawberries. 

    Slice the Strawberries
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  3. Stir the strawberries with the sugar and set them aside. 

    stir strawberries
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  4. Gather the whipped cream ingredients.

    gather whipped cream ingredients
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  5. Beat the cream in a large bowl until soft peaks form.

    beat cream
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  6. Mix in the vanilla extract and powdered sugar.

    mix in
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  7. Allow the shortcakes to cool slightly.

    allow to cool
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  8. Split the shortcakes in half and add a layer of strawberries and then whipped cream. Then top with the other half of the shortcake and serve immediately with extra berries and extra whipped cream if you wish. 

    Strawberry Shortcake recipe
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  • If you want the shortcakes to look totally uniform you can quickly roll the batter into a thick sheet and cut them out with biscuit cutters.
  • Try adding lemon juice to the strawberries for a little extra zing. 
  • Try out these shortcakes with different sliced seasonal fruit like peaches and plums. You can also sub in any fresh berry like blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries.


  • Make sure to wait for the shortcakes to cool before splitting them. They are very tender, so they may crumble when they are warm. 
  • Don't over-whip the cream, as it can turn into butter very quickly after it forms soft peaks. Gently fold in the vanilla extract and powdered sugar. You can also omit the sugar if you wish.

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