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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake with whipped cream. #TexasHomesteader

Quick, Homemade Shortcake recipe

I was in the mood for strawberry shortcake using fresh garden strawberries, but I didn't want to buy the shortcake.  Luckily it was super easy to whip it up in no time. #TexasHomesteader

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, dessert, shortcake, strawberry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees (425 degrees for dark pan)

  2. Grease a 9-inch baking pan
  3. Sift 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg in a large bowl.

  4. Cut in 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat egg, vanilla and milk. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture just until blended. Spoon into prepared baking pan and smooth batter with spatula or clean hands. (note - batter will be thick)

  6. Bake in preheated oven until the cake is golden and the center of cake comes clean with a toothpick (about 20 minutes for me.)

  7. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan & place on a wire baking rack to cool completely