Homemade Strawberry Shortcake – Classic Summer Recipe

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake - Classic Summer Recipe

Nothing beats a simple, fresh, fruit-filled dessert. This homemade strawberry shortcake is made with a classic summer recipe in mind. Use fresh ingredients and don’t be stingy with the berries! It’s a truly refreshing summer treat that combines a thick, spongy cake with the sweet taste of strawberries. It will be perfect for a picnic or a summer backyard barbeque.

Strawberry Topping Ingredients:

16 oz. (or 1/3 bag of) Simply Balanced Organic Frozen Strawberries (48 oz.)

¾ cup Sugar

1 tsp. Monin Strawberry Syrup

Shortcake Ingredients

½ tsp. Salt

2¾ cups Flour

1½ tbsp. Baking Powder

2½ tbsp. Sugar

2 Organic Eggs (beaten)

8 oz. Wallaby Organic Plain Greek Yogurt

¾ cup Organic Unsalted Butter (sliced into small blocks) or Shortening

1 tsp. Monin Vanilla Syrup

Whipped Topping Ingredients:

2 cups Whipped Topping (or you can make your own if you’re feeling frisky)


1 small handful Chocolate Mint Leaves


Set of 12 Simply Baked Oven-Safe Paper Baking Cups (approx. 2” x 2” x 2”)

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake - Classic Summer Recipe 2


1.Thaw strawberries. Slice into halves and add to medium mixing bowl. Stir in ¾ cup sugar and Monin strawberry syrup. Set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

3. Add 2 tbsp. sugar, salt, flour, and baking powder to large mixing bowl. Using a pastry blender (see in-process photo for reference), press room temperature butter into flour mixture.

4. Mix beaten eggs, Greek yogurt, and Monin vanilla syrup together. Combine with flour mixture. Stir just until all ingredients have been distributed evenly.

5. No need to grease baking cups. Simply place cups on a cookie sheet and distribute mixture equally.

6. Bake in oven for approximately 15 minutes. Check center with a toothpick to ensure the center is not mushy. Shortcake should be light golden. Remove from oven. Let cool.

7. Add strawberry topping over shortcake. Add a dollop of whipped cream and 1 to 2 chocolate mint leaves. You can also remove shortcake from cups and plate. Either way, this dish is a joy to eat!

Stick Around and Check Out Some Of Our Other Properties!
  • This looks so good! I love strawberries but never tried making this before. Looks easy enough 🙂

  • Strawberries are my favorite. Will be using this recipe with our fresh field strawberries very soon. Mouth watering!

  • Remind me never to pop by this site when I am this hungry!! That looks great and is so something I would eat and love.

  • That IS a classic! So so good and now I’m desperately craving having some! I so need to make this tomorrow, going shopping tonight!

  • Layne

    I love fresh fruit in the Summer! This looks delicious!

  • Pingback: Strawberry Milkshake Pie Recipe - From Cristie's Kitchen - Once Upon A Maritime()