Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits Recipe

Strawberry Shortcakes with Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits make a simple, yet scrumptious dessert recipe perfect for spring and summer!

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Are you looking for a simple, yet absolutely scrumptious recipe to showcase strawberries?

Well friends, this Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits recipe is your ticket!

It is one of Bart’s favorites from the Add a Pinch cookbook and is always one of the desserts that when I serve it, people just love it! This has been one of the recipes that people have absolutely raved over when the cookbook released and since we just celebrated the one year mark since the cookbook’s publish date, I knew it was time to share it with you all again!

Now, if you are thinking that this strawberry shortcake recipe is surely like the others you’ve had before – made with biscuit mix, ordered at a restaurant or even made with pound cake slices – let me just tell you it isn’t!

The cream cheese makes the biscuits tender and flakey and there is just enough sugar to give the biscuits a touch of sweetness. I think you’ll love them right by themselves, but topped with juicy strawberries and whipped cream? Yes, please!

 

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This strawberry shortcake recipe is one of those recipes that is great for Easter, Mother’s Day, and all of those spring and summer get togethers! It is definitely one that I turn to time and again when company comes since it takes less than 30 minutes to make from start to finish! How great is that?

We had my strawberry shortcake recipe for my segment on In the Kitchen with David on QVC  for the cookbook launch and you just have to see his reaction to them to make you want to hurry up and make them for yourselves! 🙂

 

To make my strawberry shortcake, I begin by tossing my hulled and sliced strawberries with 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small bowl. The sugar just helps the strawberries to release their sweet juices! If your strawberries aren’t especially sweet, you can of course add just a little bit more, if needed.

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe - Strawberry Shortcakes with Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits make a simple, yet scrumptious dessert recipe perfect for spring and summer! // addapinch.com

Then, to make the sweetened cream cheese biscuits, I start with self-rising flour and then add a little salt, a little sugar, softened cream cheese and butter and combine it all with a pastry blender. Then, I add my milk and stir until the biscuit dough is just combined. I dust a pastry cloth (or paper towels work in a pinch) with a little bit of flour and turn my biscuit dough out onto the floured cloth. I knead gently about three turns and then fold each side of the dough into the center and roll until the dough is about 1/2-inch thick. Cut out rounds of the dough using a 3-inch cutter and then place the dough onto a baking sheet and bake until light golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

I like to make my whipped cream either while the biscuits are baking or even earlier in the day so that I have everything ready for assembling my strawberry shortcakes!

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Here’s the recipe for my Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Cream Biscuits recipe! I think you’ll love them as much as we do!

Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits Recipe - Strawberry Shortcakes with Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits make a simple, yet scrumptious dessert recipe perfect for spring and summer! // addapinch.com
Yield: 6
Dessert

Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits Recipe

Total Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe - Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits make a simple, yet scrumptious dessert recipe perfect for spring and summer!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries hulled and quartered
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 cups self-rising flour + more for dusting
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature, cut into chunks
  • 5 tablespoons frozen, salted butter grated
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • Perfect Whipped Cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 475º F. 

    Toss together the strawberries and 2 tablespoons of the sugar in a small bowl. Refrigerate while you make the biscuits and whipped cream and until ready to serve.

  2. Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, the flour, salt, cream cheese, and butter with a pastry blender in a medium bowl. Pour in the milk and stir until just well combined.
  3. Dust a pastry cloth (or paper towels) lightly with flour. Turn the dough onto the floured cloth and knead gently about 3 turns. Fold each side of the dough into the center. Lightly flour a rolling pin and roll the dough ½-inch thick. Cut out rounds of the dough using a 3-inch cutter, taking care not to twist the cutter. Place the biscuits on an uncreased rimmed baking sheet and bake until light golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Assemble each of the shortcakes. Split open the sweet cream cheese biscuits and top the bottom halves with the strawberries and some of their juice and a dollop of whipped cream. Place a biscuit top on each stack and repeat the layering of the strawberries, juices and whipped cream. Spoon more strawberry juices over the whipped cream and serve.

Notes

From the Add a Pinch cookbook, published by Clarkson Potter (2017).

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 shortcake)
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Potassium 215mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 13g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 11.8%
Vitamin C 56.2%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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Originally published March 2017.

26 comments on “Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits Recipe”

  1. Saw you on QVC! You did a great presentation!!! 🙂

  2. Recorded the show and watched your segment on QVC!! So fun! Can’t wait until my months-ago pre-ordered copy of your cookbook arrives from Amazon later this month.

    • Thank you so very much, Karen! I appreciate your support! QVC was so much fun! I’m glad you watched – and that I didn’t fall! 😉
      I hope you enjoy the recipes – thanks again! xo

  3. These shortcakes look so delicious!! I can’t wait to try them.
    You did a great job on QVC!

    • Thank you so very much, Trish! I had a great time and enjoyed working with David – he’s a hoot!
      I hope you enjoy this – it’s delicious and these sweet cream cheese biscuits are amazing!
      Thanks so much for your support and kind words – I appreciate you!!! xo

  4. Hi Robyn!
    Just wanted to request that you do an easy fondant recipe!
    Also I was ondering if you could do a post telling some great flavor combinations! Thanks!

  5. I’m thinking about making these for my sister’s baby shower. How far in advance could the shortcake be made or do you not recommend making them in advance? Thanks!

    • Hi Candice,
      You absolutely can make these ahead. I would prepare all of the pieces (sweet cream cheese biscuits, whipped cream, and strawberries) individually and then assemble right before the shower begins. The whipped cream may lose some of its structure the longer that it sits, so if you could assemble as close to serving, the better. xo

  6. Hi Robyn,
    Can you make these with AP flour?
    Thank you!
    Lynn D.

  7. What? No baking powder? I don’t understand how they could rise, baking powder is the key ingredient in biscuits.

  8. I may have overlooked it but I don’t see a temperature in the recipe. The biscuits tasted very good but they were not as flaky as I thought they would be.

    Rating: 4
    • Hi Karima –
      The oven should be preheated to 475 degrees. Thanks for letting me know this – I will check to make sure it is included. This is for a tender and creamy biscuit that is great for dessert treats. I am glad you enjoyed the taste! Thanks so much! xo

      • Thank you for including the temperature. These and your apple cider cinnamon biscuits were a hit in my house! I can’t wait to make your sweet potato biscuits next!

      • I’m thrilled these were a hit, Karima! Hope you enjoy the sweet potato biscuits too! xo

  9. Hi, Robyn. Love your recipes and have followed for some time. You’re my go-to for ideas. Just one question: why knead on pastry cloth or paper towels? TIA.

    • Hi Laura!
      I’m so happy you are enjoying the recipes – that makes my day!
      Biscuit dough can be very sticky. By using a pastry cloth, the biscuit dough is less likely to stick and will will absorb less flour when kneading so the dough isn’t overfloured. (And like I say, you can use a paper towels in a pinch). I hope this helps and you enjoy it! Thanks! xo

  10. Hello Robyn, how can I substitute self rising flour, if I can’t find it at my local supermarket? i do not live in the USA. 

  11. This looks so good!!! I’ve only ever had strawberry shortcake with pound cake or angel food cake but every time I see a recipe for a biscuit version I’m so intrigued. I’m going to have to pick up supplies and make this soon!

  12. aw, I so fall in love with everything sweet things full of sweet cream cheese and strawberries. 😍😍

  13. Made this for company. A big hit!

  14. I am diabetic and needed a dessert for a book club meeting. So I substituted Stevia for the sugar. Whoa I did learn a few things, Stevia over strawberries does NOT make any juice which was obviously an issue. In the shortcake they were not as flakey as I had hoped but tasted good. In the whipped cream it did not fluff up nearly as much as I had hoped. So this is a substitution that did not work as hoped but they were still good. I am going to make one more time with the original ingredients for a luncheon and have great expectations that it will be great!

  15. Can I use buttermilk instead of whole milk or lowfat milk

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