An Incredibly Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Hey Y’all!

Strawberry shortcake is such a scrumptious dessert, and it’s even better with a homemade pound cake, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream. Since the weather is warm the Cottle Strawberry farm in South Carolina is officially open, the farm allows you to come and pick the best and freshest strawberries.

 I have decided to  share a delectable strawberry shortcake recipe, because it’s the perfect summer dessert for barbecues and other special occasions.  Nothing says cake, in the south like a pound cake from scratch, it’s moist, delicious, and amazing. However, once you add fresh, ripened strawberries, and whipped cream every bite just gets better and better.

If you’ve never had a true southern Strawberry Shortcake, then you are truly missing out. Once you try this recipe, I know this will  become one of your favorites treats.  So without further ado let’s get started on this wonderful treat. If you’re a true cake lover, then you will absolute love my homemade triple layer chocolate cake which can be found here.


As always before we can begin baking, we need to have our list of ingredients.

Ingredients for a homemade strawberry cake recipe

2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter

1/2 Cup of Shortening

5 Eggs

3 Cups of Sugar

3 Cups of All-Purpose Flour

1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoons of Salt

1 Cup of Milk

1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Flavor

2 Cups of  Fresh Strawberries

Whipped Cream

Fresh Strawberries in Strawberry ShortCake Recipe

Fresh strawberries for a strawberry shortcake

I always love to use fresh fruits whenever I’m baking anything. There is just something about biting into  a sweet treat with fresh and ripe fruits. First, we’re going to wash our strawberries and cut them in half.

Fresh strawberries for a strawberry shortcake recipe

After the  strawberries have been washed and sliced, we’re going to  sprinkle them  with a little sugar.

Allow the strawberries to sit and marinate in their own delicious juices. The strawberries can sit in a bowl, while we make our homemade pound cake.

 Pound Cake or Biscuits?

Strawberry shortcake recipe

Honestly, I have no idea why this is even a debate, after all it’s called Strawberry Shortcake. It’s takes a little more work to make a pound cake from scratch, then to make biscuits from scratch. However, I promise all the extra work will be worth it when you see the mouthwatering finished treat!


In a mixing bowl, add 2 sticks of softened unsalted butter and 1/2 cup of  shortening, be sure to mix them together.  Then add 3 cups of sugar a little at a time while still mixing. Be sure to add your eggs to the mix one at a time, and be sure to continue mixing after each egg is added. You’ll be adding a total of 5 eggs in all.

In a separate bowl, add 3 cups of  flour, 1/2 teaspoons of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, which are your dry ingredients.


Stir these ingredients with a large spoon, and then add to your cake batter. Start adding some flour, a little at time, add your milk. Then begin to alternatively add your milk, flour, milk, and flour. Don’t forget to add your 1 teaspoon of vanilla flavor to your cake mixture.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and when your cake is well mixed, pour into a greased and floured pan.  Your cake will cook for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until your toothpick comes out clean.

Pound cake from scratch for a strawberry shortcake recipe

This is our homemade pound cake and honestly it’s as good as it looks.

After you let your cake cool, place your cake plate over the top of the bundt and flip your cake over.

Homemade Pound cake for a strawberry shortcake recipe

This is the cake after it has been turned over onto a cake plate, to cool.

Building our Strawberry Shortcake

Once the cake has cooled, you can slice it and began to build your strawberry shortcake. You can add as many slices of cake and strawberries as your heart desires. After all you’ve worked hard to bake this cake and you should make sure to treat yourself.

After you’ve finished building your scrumptious strawberry shortcake, all you need is a  big spoon! This will be an amazing treat to enjoy during the hot summer months and the perfect dessert to serve for the Fourth of July.

Hope Y’all enjoy this post, and have an amazing day!

Feel free to let us know in the comments section, do y’all prefer Strawberry Shortcake with pound cake or biscuits?

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  1. Ernest Daniels
    May 20, 2019 / 12:38 pm

    The very, very best strawberry shortcake in the world!

    • May 20, 2019 / 12:56 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind compliment and positive feedback, it’s always greatly appreciated! We love you and thank you for stopping by!

  2. May 20, 2019 / 7:58 pm

    Maybe it is because I am from California, but I did not know that pound cake was used in strawberry shortcake. I’ll give it a try!

    • May 20, 2019 / 8:40 pm

      OMG! You’ll absolutely love it, we use pound cake because it’s really moist and delicious. So it goes amazingly well with fresh strawberries and whipped cream! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy it! Have an awesome day!

  3. May 20, 2019 / 9:38 pm

    I love pound cakes and with fresh, ripe strawberries mmmm looks so delicious! So summer!

    • May 22, 2019 / 8:56 pm

      I know it’s the perfect treat for summer! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have an awesome day!

  4. May 20, 2019 / 9:58 pm

    Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts. I used to make it with Bisquik biscuits, but an actual bundt cake sounds so much better.

    • May 22, 2019 / 8:58 pm

      I honestly didn’t even know that people ate Strawberry shortcake with biscuits until I saw it on Pinterest. I guess I just thought everyone always used a pound cake! Thank you so much for stopping and I hope you have a wonderful day!

  5. May 21, 2019 / 1:57 am

    This really looks scrumptious.I am going to try it for sure

    • May 22, 2019 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you so much, let me know how it turns out for you! Have an awesome day!

  6. May 21, 2019 / 2:01 am

    This looks delicious and those strawberries look AMAZING!!!

    • May 22, 2019 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you so much! It really is a delicious recipe! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely day!

  7. May 21, 2019 / 4:47 am

    you made it look so easy and fun to make! I will be following your recipe with my niece today!

    • May 22, 2019 / 8:50 pm

      It’s a really easy recipe and it’s so delicious! I hope ya’ll enjoy it, thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

  8. May 21, 2019 / 7:17 am

    This has made my mouth water, I love strawberries. This cake looks utterly delicious!

    • May 22, 2019 / 8:54 pm

      I know what you mean, whenever my mom makes this my mouth waters as well! It’s just such a delicious treat! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a great day!

  9. May 21, 2019 / 8:40 am

    Not very fund of strawberries but this is can be an exemption! It looks really nice and delicious.

    • May 22, 2019 / 8:55 pm

      If you’re not fond of the strawberries, you can only use a few, because the cake is moist enough where you don’t need a lot of them. Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have wonderful day!

  10. May 21, 2019 / 9:31 am

    I love strawberry. If I had got it earlier i could have baked it for my birthday. It looks super delicious.

    • May 22, 2019 / 9:00 pm

      Well you can make it anytime, it’s really a great dessert for summer in general! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

  11. May 21, 2019 / 10:18 am

    I love strawberry shortcakes! Yours looks so sumptuous! Yum!!! 🙂

    • May 22, 2019 / 9:01 pm

      I know me too, it’s one of my all- time favorite desserts. Thank you stopping by and I hope that you have an amazing day!

  12. Fran Jorgensen
    May 21, 2019 / 11:16 am

    I love strawberry picking with my family and we normally next just do a jam if we can’t manage to eat all our bounty, but this cake looks like the perfect way to indulge!

    • May 22, 2019 / 8:53 pm

      I’ve never tried making homemade strawberry jam, but that’s a great way to utilize the left over strawberries! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing day!

  13. May 21, 2019 / 5:11 pm

    I love strawberry shortcake! It’s one of those deserts that does not get enough credit, it’s so yummy and good. Your recipe looks great too!

    • May 22, 2019 / 7:11 pm

      OMG! Yes, I feel the same way strawberry shortcake is so under appreciated, but it’s soooo good! Thank you so much stopping by, and I hope you have a great day!

  14. May 21, 2019 / 7:09 pm

    What a great idea to make strawberry shortcake with the strawberries you picked. We love baking with the boys.

    • May 22, 2019 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you so much, my little sister loves to bake as well! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

  15. Faithnturtles
    May 21, 2019 / 8:16 pm

    I always wanted to pick fresh strawberries, it looks like such a fun activity. So amazing to be able to cook with fresh fruits.

    • May 22, 2019 / 7:09 pm

      It was really fun, my little sister enjoyed it more than anyone though! Fresh fruit is always a plus, when cooking! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely day!

  16. Geraline Batarra
    May 22, 2019 / 12:49 pm

    Wow, these shortcake really looks so good. I bet it taste better than the other. I’m sure it is so soft.

    • May 22, 2019 / 7:10 pm

      It’s so delicious, it’s one of my all time favorite desserts! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

  17. May 22, 2019 / 1:10 pm

    This is an unique recipe with the straw berry touch, I am going to give it a try this weekend for sure.

  18. May 22, 2019 / 2:42 pm

    This cake looks yummy. I bet taste amazing too. Love the fresh strawberries. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • May 22, 2019 / 7:06 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s so good and since it’s getting hotter it’s the perfect summer treat! Thank you for stopping by and have an amazing day!

  19. Owen G.
    May 23, 2019 / 10:02 am

    This shortcake looks really great, looks so soft. I bet it taste so good. I would love to try this recipe.

    • May 26, 2019 / 4:22 pm

      Thank you so much! It truly is a great recipe, and it’s soooo delicious! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

  20. May 24, 2019 / 4:07 pm

    This looks so delicious and your pictures look amazing! nice job!

    • May 26, 2019 / 4:22 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  21. May 25, 2019 / 3:56 am

    I’ve never tasted Strawberry Shortcake but it sure looks delicious! We have guests over for dinner tonight – I might try the recipe then! Thanks for sharing!

    • May 26, 2019 / 4:25 pm

      OMG! Really??? You should really try it, I promise it will quickly become one of your favorite treats! Let us know how it goes, if you decide to try it! Hope you have a lovely day and enjoy your guests!

  22. mhyn
    May 26, 2019 / 12:31 pm

    i love strawberry.. anything that goes with strawberry is a yum yum… I will surely try this .. thanks

    • May 26, 2019 / 4:26 pm

      So do I, anything with strawberries, cake, and whipped cream is a definitely a yes in my book! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

  23. Elizabeth O
    May 29, 2019 / 7:52 am

    A delectable treat for the whole family…my sons will love this for youngest always wants to help me bake..this will surely be exciting for him..

    • May 29, 2019 / 9:30 am

      It’s always fun to bake with the kids, my little sister loves to help my mom bake! Thank you so much for stopping by, let us know how it turns out for y’all! Have a lovely day!!

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