Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe with 3 Ingredient Biscuits
How to Make Strawberry Shortcake with Just 5 Ingredients!
The ultimate, EASY strawberry shortcake recipe made with only 5 ingredients! I’ll show you how to make strawberry shortcake featuring my 3 ingredient biscuits, homemade whipped cream, and macerated berries with no sugar needed. An oh-so-simple treat that you can whip up in under 30 minutes.
Personally, homemade strawberry shortcake has been one of my favorite desserts since I was a child. It’s a basic trio—a bread-y biscuit or cake, strawberries, and whipped cream—but it’s always so deliciously satisfying. Comforting, bright, and sweet!
Let’s walk through how to make strawberry shortcake at home—featuring my easy 3 ingredient strawberry shortcake biscuit recipe, made with just self-rising flour, sweetener, and heavy cream. Plus, I’ll share my favorite way to lighten up this classic treat: Truvia® Sweet Complete™! For perfectly sweet strawberries and homemade whipped cream, with NO added sugars.
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Ingredients
ingredients for this easy strawberry shortcake recipe couldn’t be simpler, and
there are really just 3 main ingredients:self-rising flour for
the biscuits, heavy cream for the homemade whipped cream, and (of
course) strawberries! Besides that, all you’ll need is a bit of sweetener and vanilla extract for flavor.
never used it before, self-rising flour is just like an all-purpose flour that
already has the salt and baking powder mixed into it. Basically, it just lets
you skip a few steps and cuts down on the total ingredients you’ll need. No, I
haven’t yet found a gluten free self-rising flour, but the glutinous biscuits
in this easy strawberry shortcake recipe are worth it for me!
When it comes
to treats and indulgences, I want to have the tastiest possible treat that I’ll
enjoy thoroughly. But, I also want to make considerations for my health where
possible—so long as I’m not sacrificing on flavor… For me, that means a regular
old strawberry shortcake biscuit recipe made with gluten!
But, where I can lighten things up is in the sweetener I use. I’ll show you how to make strawberry shortcake using my new favorite, natural sweetener: Truvia® Sweet Complete™! It’s an erythritol & stevia blend that you can use as a 1-to-1 replacement for sugar, and it tastes delicious. The result is perfectly sweet and satisfying strawberry shortcakes with no added sugars!
Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients
4 cups strawberries, quartered ⅓ cup Truvia® Sweet Complete™ 1 cup self-rising flour 2 cups heavy cream ¼ tsp vanilla extract
Make Strawberry Shortcake at Home
strawberry shortcake recipe has 3 basic components: the macerated strawberries,
3 ingredient biscuits, and homemade whipped cream. Altogether, it should take
you under 30 minutes to prepare—but you’ll want to devour them immediately!
Of course, if you aren’t a fan of my strawberry shortcake biscuit recipe then you’re welcome to use any biscuit recipe that you like. Or, if you don’t want to make whipped cream at home, go ahead and buy Cool Whip or whatever you prefer! (Although, homemade whipped cream can’t be beat…) And, feel free to substitute regular sugar for Truvia® Sweet Complete™ if desired.
To start, chop and quarter your strawberries. Add those into a large bowl and toss with a few tablespoons of Truvia® Sweet Complete™ (or sugar). Make sure to mix well so they’re nicely integrated! Then, set that aside and allow to macerate while you prepare your 3 ingredient biscuits.
Ingredient Biscuits & Bake
strawberry shortcake biscuit recipe that you use can make or break your
shortcake! Don’t be fooled by the simple ingredients in this recipe—these
biscuits turn out AMAZING. Seriously, I could eat them all on their own,
slathered in butter or jam. SO good.
To make your
3 ingredient biscuits, all you’ll need is self-rising flour, sweetener, and
a large bowl, whisk together flour and sweetener. Next, add in heavy cream and
mix well with a wooden spoon, until you’ve got a lumpy dough. Try not to
form that dough into a ball, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for a few
chilled, divide the dough into 6 pieces for your biscuits. (Using a large
cookie scoop or ice cream scoop can help with this.) Place onto a lined baking
sheet and brush the tops with a bit of heavy cream.
bake in the oven at 450°F for 8-12 minutes, until they’re browning on the tops.
While those strawberry shortcake biscuits bake, get your heavy cream whipped up. You can do this in a regular bowl with a hand mixer, or use a stand mixer. Simply pour about 1 cup of heavy cream into the bowl, followed by 1 tablespoon of sweetener and some vanilla extract. Using the whisk attachment(s), whip until nice and fluffy!
Sliced Biscuits with Strawberries & Cream!
your easy strawberry shortcake recipe components at the ready, all that’s to do
is assemble! When your 3 ingredient biscuits have finished baking, remove from
the oven and allow to cool slightly. Slice them in half, then add each to a
plate so you can dress them up with the toppings. (Or, save as many biscuits
for later as you’d like.)
Scoop some of
the macerated strawberries onto each biscuit, followed by a generous dollop of
whipped cream, and voila—the EASIEST 5 ingredient strawberry shortcake ever,
ready to devour!