The most delicious dessert I’ve ever had, deep fried strawberry shortcakes that are rolled in cinnamon sugar and loaded with berries and fresh whipped cream
Deep Fried Strawberry Shortcakes
Have we ever talked about my love for strawberry shortcake? Our Sweet Basil Kitchen Cookbook has this recipe and our lemon strawberry shortcake. I love it that much I had to have two recipes in it, haha. So if that isn’t a hint enough to try it, TRY IT. But then I made this. Have mercy!! Fried strawberry shortcake is like the best day of your life, your first kiss, your wedding day and holding your first child for the first time (not the pregnancy or birth because heaven knows those aren’t easy) all wrapped into one. You guys, it’s DEEP FRIED STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES. Enough said?
What Oil is Best for Deep Frying?
There’s no one oil that’s best for deep-frying, although vegetable, canola, sunflower and rice bran oil are all good, as they can be heated to high temperatures without burning.
Their neutral flavours also won’t affect the taste of the food.
Anyway, I told you in that post how Mom would make us strawberry shortcake with fresh berries and those little, round shortcakes (remember how they would leave a little cake on the cardboard and you could scrape it off and lick your fingers?), but did I tell you about the rest of the meal? Mom is a total sucker for fried chicken. Often we would go to the grocery store and they would be pumping out that fried chicken smell. We’d make it clear to the front door and then she would say, fried chicken and strawberry shortcake for dinner?
What Makes Whipped Cream Watery?
Whipped cream that becomes watery has not been whipped enough.
If only you could have seen our faces. HECK YES! It didn’t happen very often but when it was a go we were the best behaved kids ever through that entire grocery shopping trip just to make sure we wouldn’t risk her changing her mind. And yes, it was grocery store fried chicken, but back then it was seen as awesome that places were trying to help moms get dinner on the table and not at all gross that it was probably frozen fried chicken reheated.
Can You Make Whipped Cream With Granulated Sugar?
You can use granulated sugar when whipping cream, but it will lack a stabilizer which keeps the cream fluffy, and holds it together.
Powdered sugar contains cornstarch which helps stabilize the whipped cream.
And now I’m suddenly homesick for a warm summer day, a huge backyard to put out dinner on picnic tables and my family chowing down on fried chicken and strawberry shortcake. Looks like I know what I’m making on Sunday for dinner!
Deep Fried Donuts
This recipe uses canned biscuits made into deep fried donuts. You can use the flaky layers or southern, both work fine but the layers puff up the most. If you’re nervous about the centers being done, no worries, just cut out the donut holes like you would in a regular donut.
The Secret To Strawberry Shortcake
I wont keep you any longer but make sure you take a minute to read our secret on the strawberries. It’s one simple thing that really does make for an extra delicious dessert. We chat about it in our Fool Proof Angel Food Cake recipe.
More Mouth-watering Summer Fruit Desserts:
- Peach Cobbler
- Peach Crisp
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake
- Blueberry Pie
- Peach Hand Pies
- Brown Sugar Peach Pie Bars
- Strawberry Pie
- Razzleberry Pie
- Deep Fried Peaches
- Grilled Chocolate Strawberry Croissants
Deep Fried Strawberry Shortcakes
Deep Fried Strawberry Shortcakes
- 1 package Pillsbury Biscuits, separated into 8 biscuits
- Peanut or canola oil for frying
- 3/4 cup Cinnamon Sugar
- 2 cups Heavy Cream
- 1/3 cup Powdered Sugar, or to taste
- 1-2 pints Strawberries, sliced
- 1-2 tablespoon Sugar
- Heat a large dutch oven over medium heat filled 1/3 full of oil.
- Separate the 8 biscuits again making 16.
- Add the strawberries and sugar into a dish, stir and set aside. Read more in our fool proof angel food cake post.
- Drop in a couple of biscuits at a time, frying for about 30-60 seconds, turning once, then remove to a paper towel lined plate.
- Place the cinnamon sugar in a dish and while the fried dough is still warm, roll in the cinnamon sugar.
- Repeat until all dough is used.
- Meanwhile, whisk (or I use our kitchenaid whisk attachment) the cream until soft peaks form, add the powdered sugar and whisk until stiff peaks form.
- To assemble, top the cinnamon sugar biscuit with whipped cream and berries, or double decker it as shown in the photo.
A light and lemony take on the traditional strawberry shortcake
I made these for my Bunco group and they were quite the hit!! Super easy to make too.
Yay! Thank you for the feedback Gail! I haven’t played Bunco in years! I need to do that!
the whipped cream was good, however the biscuits burned on the outside and were raw on inside after 60 seconds, this recipe did not work and i would not recomend
Hi! It sounds like your oil was way too hot. You want it around 350-375 degrees to get it perfectly golden on the outside and cooked all the way through.
These desert resipes look delicious and I’m gonna do the cinnamon strawberry shortcake first . So thank u both for sharing them all with us . And u have a beautiful family ! God bless
Thank you so much Cecilia! God bless you as well!
One of the kids won’t eat strawberries, so he went with caramel sauce instead. I was a little jealous 😉
Another made a chocolate covered strawberry shortcake. Again, jealous.
The “extras” got devoured with just cinnamon and sugar. Leftovers? Not a chance!
Yessss! This just makes us so happy! Way to go on getting creative on the toppings! Fried dough can be topped with just about anything and be delicious, lets be honest!
I made this and my entire family loved it! I switched the strawberry with Nutella for one picky kid and he still loved it. Love your blog!
Oh I’ve got one of those in my house as well, haha. Thanks!
hey girl- these look so yummy!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
Yum! Reminds me of the corn fritter shortcakes I made.
That sounds delicious!
I like how you think! This sounds like the best strawberry shortcake ever!!!
Carrian, get out of here with this deliciousness! This sounds amazing!!
Miss Kim @ behgopa
I am sold! This looks like a total crowd pleaser. I love strawberry almost anything. And TS brought me to your blog btw. I love the name of it…basil is one of my favorite herbs! I love!
Isn’t it so fresh and wonderful? Love me some basil!
I just made these tonight. Fantastic! Delicious! Best strawberry shortcake I have ever tasted!
YAY!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, Mike! So happy that you liked them!
OMW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have just got to make this this week !!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you do!
wow this takes strawberry shortcake to another level!
Phillip || SouthernFATTY.com
FRIED?! *faints* Count me in!
Right?! Love me some fried food, as long as it’s not every day. 🙂
So creative and so delicious!
Thanks girl! We love any strawberry shortcake!
The greatest thing I have seen all day, love that this is fried!!!
Fried food is so hard for me to resist! We hardly make it but when we do we go all out!