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Strawberry shortcake recipe

Tasty Strawberry Shortcake

Sadie F
A real treat for the whole family
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine South African
Servings 6 servings
Calories 272 kcal


  • 225 grams flour
  • 2 egg yolks lightly beaten
  • 5 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 150 ml milk
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt


  • fresh strawberries halved and sugared
  • ½ the juice of a lemon
  • softened butter


  • Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl.
  • Work in the butter or margarine with a fork or the fingers, then add the milk and eggs, little at a time, until the mixture holds its shape but it still soft.
  • Stir continuously with the fork.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out into 4 rounds.
  • Place the rounds on greased baking sheets and bake in the oven at 220ºC (420°F) until lightly golden, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool slightly.
  • Combine the fresh strawberries with a little sugar and the lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Split each shortcake round in half carefully with a knife and spread each half on one side with softened butter.
  • Place one round, buttered side up, on a plate, spoon some of the strawberry mixture on top.
  • Repeat until all the filling and all the shortcake rounds have been used up, ending with a layer of strawberries.
  • Serve warm with whipped cream.


Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 504mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 419IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 162mgIron: 2mg
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