Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Cakes & Cupcakes
May 17, 2022
Cakes & Cupcakes
May 17, 2022

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Total time: 1 hr

Make your favorite strawberry shortcake into an easy, rustic 1 layer cake! This strawberry shortcake cake is made with a super moist and tender shortcake and topped with freshly whipped cream  and (obviously) fresh strawberries!

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Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Make your favorite strawberry shortcake into an easy, rustic 1 layer cake! This strawberry shortcake cake is made with a super moist and tender shortcake and topped with freshly whipped cream  and (obviously) fresh strawberries!

strawberry shortcake cake

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

This cake is everything you could ever want in a summer cake. It’s super simple to make, easy to prep ahead, and combines simple flavors that pretty much everyone loves. Like…what’s not to like about strawberries and whipped cream? Especially when it’s atop a delicious vanilla cake?

strawberry shortcake on a cake stand

What is a strawberry shortcake cake?

This spin on individual strawberry shortcakes takes the same dense, tender, buttery texture of a strawberry shortcake biscuit and slaps into a 9 inch cake pan. The result is a super pretty cake that is super easy to make and has all the delicious light flavors of summer. This strawberry shortcake cake is the perfect thing to whip up for a summery dessert for a dinner party, Mother’s Day brunch or just because!

strawberry shortcake cake slice with whipped cream

Ingredients for strawberry shortcake cake

The best part about this cake is that it’s SO easy to make and only calls for 8 simple ingredients. Here’s your shopping list:

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Strawberries

slice of strawberry short cake

Our tips for the best strawberry shortcake

Use in-season strawberries — Personally, I don’t recommend using frozen or out of season strawberries for this recipe. In-season berries will give you the best flavor, and they won’t need much sugar to sweeten them.

Use cold butter — When making the biscuit dough, the butter should be fridge cold. If the butter is too warm, it won’t mix with the dry ingredients well and your biscuits will be flat.​​​​​

Top the cake with sugar — I know it might seem like a small step, but it creates the most gorgeous, tasty golden brown top to your homemade shortcake.

Let the shortcake cool completely before assembling — Do NOT try and assemble this strawberry shortcake cake while the cake is too warm. If you do that, the whipped cream will run all over the place and your cake will be a mess–which is really sad.

strawberry shortcake cake on a cake stand

Can you make this strawberry shortcake cake into individual strawberry shortcakes?

Heck yeah you can! Simply use 2/3 cup milk instead of 1 cup in the recipe below and roll out your dough on a well floured surface! I put a note in the recipe card with this information too 🙂

strawberry shortcake cake

How to store strawberry shortcake cake

I recommend assembling this cake just before you plan on serving it. This way, the biscuits won’t have time to get soggy under the layers of whipped cream and berries. To make serving this cake easier, serve the biscuits from the top layer first and work your way down. There’s no good way to cut this cake, so it’s best to just serve individual biscuits.

As for storing leftovers, in all honesty they don’t keep very well (not that you shouldn’t save what’s left!). If the biscuits are stored with the berries and whipped cream, they tend to get soggy in the fridge.

Happy baking, my friends!

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Strawberry Shortcake Cake

4.9 from 7 reviews

Make your favorite strawberry shortcake into an easy, rustic 1 layer cake! This strawberry shortcake cake is made with a super moist and tender shortcake and topped with freshly whipped cream  and (obviously) fresh strawberries!

Make your favorite strawberry shortcake into an easy, rustic 1 layer cake! This strawberry shortcake cake is made with a super moist and tender shortcake and topped with freshly whipped cream  and (obviously) fresh strawberries!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 cup milk

for the topping

  • 1 cup heavy whipping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, rinsed and cut into thin slices
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar (or to taste!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 8 inch round pan with parchment paper on the bottom and either spray the sides with cookie spray or butter and flour them. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt and mix to combine.
  3. Cut the cold butter into small pieces and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture starts to clump together.
  4. Make a well in the center and add the milk and vanilla extract. Mix until just combined.
  5. Transfer the batter to your prepared pan, using a rubber spatula to spread the batter into an even layer. If desired, top with coarse sugar (I highly recommend).
  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean. Transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes before running a butter knife along the edge of the cake and turning it out of the pan. Allow to cool completely before topping.
  7. While the cake cools, make the whipped cream and prep the strawberries. Place the sliced strawberries in a medium sized bowl with the sugar and stir to combine. Cover and set aside.
  8. Beat the heavy cream in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until soft peaks form and the whipped cream holds its shape.
  9. When ready to serve, spoon the whipped cream over the top of the cake and top with strawberries!

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  1. Making this for the third time tonight. It’s so easy and delicious. The perfect summer dessert!

  2. Hello, I am about to make this but was wondering if the whipped cream on top taste bland with no added sugar ?
    Thank you 🙃

  3. I tried your recipe and it was great! The only thing I found was that my cake was salty. I used the correct amount (1/2 tsp) and also used unsalted butter. I found that the salt ratio to only 2 cups of flour was a lot especially if it is only one layer of cake. Overall very good dessert, I will just use less salt next time!!

  4. This is so pretty. I would love to make this tomorrow for my husbands birthday. Just want to make sure that there are NO eggs?
    Thank you 💕

  5. My grandads favorite birthday dessert was pound cake with strawberries and whipped cream. Today would have been his 91st birthday. My grandmother used to make his cakes but has really left the kitchen after being in it day in and day out for 85 years. I decided to honor my grandad today by making a pound cake and came across this recipe. Although my grandad would have preferred it gluten full and dairy full I made it gluten free and dairy free (Pamela’s GF flour is the BEST & oat milk) I don’t think he would have been able to tell the difference!! We enjoyed this cake immensely and I will be making it again. She is right, don’t skimp on the sugar on top! Makes a huge difference. Highly recommend this recipe and hope you’re making it for someone special.