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Lemon Strawberry Shortcake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 -9 shortcakes


  • 1 Pint of Strawberries sliced and sprinkled with sugar in a bowl
  • 1/2 Pint Heavy Cream whipped with a little sugar at the end until it is sweetened

For the Shortcakes

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 5 Tablespoons Sugar plus a few tablespoons for topping
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream plus a few tablespoons for topping
  • 1/4 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Unsalted Butter, cut in small cubes
  • 1 Large Egg


  • In a medium sized bow, mix together the dry ingredients and the lemon zest with a whisk.
  • Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it looks like small peas.
  • In a small bowl, slightly beat the egg.
  • Add the egg, and all wet ingredients to the flour mixture and use a fork to gently mix the dough together.
  • Place on a lightly floured surface and gently knead the dough until everything is holding together.
  • Roll the dough out to 1/2" thick and use a glass or biscuit cutter to cut out shortcakes.
  • Place on a baking sheet.
  • Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and let rest 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Heat the oven to 425.
  • Remove from the fridge and let sit for a few minutes.
  • Brush the tops with a little heavy cream and sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  • Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes.
  • Cool, and then break open, and serve with fresh berries, whipped cream and lemon zest.


If your biscuits seem a little wet just increase the flour by 1/4 cup and a little extra baking powder. I never have had to before but the last time I made them they were a little on the wet side from the lemon juice.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Strawberry Shortcake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 371
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 96.1mg32%
Carbohydrates 35.1g12%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 4.9g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.