Easy Strawberry Shortcake For One

This Strawberry Shortcake recipe is the perfect size to satisfy a sweet tooth. One homemade buttery shortcake biscuit sliced in half and filled with sweet sliced strawberries and fresh whipped cream. Ready in minutes!

Easy Strawberry Shortcake recipe for one, the perfect size to satisfy a sweet tooth. One homemade shortcake biscuit sliced in half and filled with sliced strawberries and fresh whipped cream. Ready in minutes! | One Dish Kitchen

There’s something so satisfying about a recipe that you can make quickly, has simple ingredients that are likely to be your pantry, and can be made with the freshest fruits of the season. This Strawberry Shortcake recipe is a perfect example. It’s an easy dessert that you can enjoy soon after you decide to make it.

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

This strawberry shortcake recipe is the perfect recipe to use when you have fresh strawberries on hand but it’s also ideal if you want to make a peach shortcake or a mixed fruit shortcake.

The shortcake is a made from scratch and is as easy to make as a homemade biscuit. The “biscuit” is slightly sweet with a hint of cinnamon and served with fresh, sliced strawberries and a hefty dollop of whipped cream.

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How To Make The Best Strawberry Shortcake

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Step 1

For this easy shortcake biscuit, begin by whisking together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Step 2

Cut cold butter into the flour mixture until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.

Step 3

Mix in milk and spoon onto a baking sheet. Shape into a circle.

Biscuit dough for a homemade strawberry shortcake | One Dish Kitchen

Step 4

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

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Step 5

Remove the biscuit from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Slice the biscuit in half, spoon sliced strawberries on the bottom half and top with whipped cream. Top with the remaining biscuit half.

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How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream

You can certainly use whipped cream purchased from the grocery store but homemade whipped cream takes just minutes to make and tastes so rich and wonderful. The only ingredients needed are heavy cream and sugar.

Pour 1/4 cup of cream and 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar into a small mixing bowl. Whisk until the cream reaches soft peaks, about 2-4 minutes.

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This delightful strawberry shortcake makes the perfect sized dessert (or even breakfast!) for one person. It’s a family favorite with ingredients scaled down to serve one or two.

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Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Easy recipe for Strawberry Shortcake For One, the perfect size to satisfy a sweet tooth. One homemade shortcake biscuit sliced in half and filled with sliced strawberries and fresh whipped cream. Ready in minutes! | One Dish Kitchen

Strawberry Shortcake For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cool: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: biscuit, strawberry
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 498kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk (if dough appears too dry, add 1/2 tablespoon more milk)
  • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • whipped cream (*see notes)
  • powdered sugar (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Cut cold butter into the flour mixture using either a pastry blender or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Pour in the milk and stir until just combined. Spoon onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silpat and shape into a circle.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until top is golden.
  • Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the whipped cream if you are making it yourself.
    Pour the cream and the sugar in a small mixing bowl. Whisk just until the cream reaches soft peaks, 2-4 minutes. Store any unused portion in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Slice the biscuit in half, spoon sliced strawberries on the bottom half and top with whipped cream. Top with remaining biscuit half.
  • Dust top with powdered sugar, if desired.

Notes

Use either store bought or homemade whipped cream.
To Make Homemade Whipped Cream
Pour 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1-2 teaspoons of sugar into a small mixing bowl. Whisk just until the cream reaches soft peaks, about 2-4 minutes.
Homemade whipped cream will add approximately 220 calories to the calorie count of this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 15.2% | Vitamin C: 25.7% | Calcium: 12.3% | Iron: 16.1%
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The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionists’ advice.

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5 COMMENTS


  1. Looks so delicious! I definitely whip homemade whipped cream for this beautiful cake 😀 Thank you for the recipe<3


  2. There is nothing like homemade whipped cream and totally worth the extra effort, in my opinion! Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite summertime desserts and this version looks fantastic! Perfect for nights when my husband is working late and I want something sweet all for myself!


  3. Oh my gosh, love this! SO often I just want ONE, and not make a huge batch of strawberry shortcake. What a great recipe for a great summer dessert!

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