the most killer deep fried strawberry shortcake

Deep Fried Strawberry Shortcakes

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 8 -16
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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Deep Fried Strawberry Shortcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 703 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 852mg37%
Carbohydrates 82g27%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.