Strawberry Shortcake (Eggless Dessert)

This fantastic, light and refreshing Strawberry Shortcake recipe is a perfect way to get to someone’s heart! Easy to make, with a million dollar look, it is sure to impress. For a small get-together or for a big bash, try this today!

Ingredients:

Strawberries – 4 cups
All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 1.75 cups
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder – 1 tbsp
Cold Unsalted Butter – 1 stick/1/2 cup/8 tbsp
Heavy Cream – 1/4 cup + 1/3 cup
Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
Additional Flour for dusting
Additional Heavy Cream – for brushing
Additional Sugar – for sprinkling

Strawberries – 4 cups
Sugar – 3 tbsp
Whipped Cream – Store bought or Homemade

Method:

For the Shortcake:
1. Combine the All Purpose Flour, Sugar, Salt, Baking Powder in a bowl.
2. Cut the Cold Unsalted Butter into little cubes.
3. Mix into the All Purpose Flour mixture.
4. Combine the Butter into the Flour with help of a pastry knife or 2 butter knives till all the butter combines in well forming crumbs.
5. Form a well in the flour and pour the Heavy Cream and Vanilla Essence into it.
6. Gently fold in the Flour and combine the dry and wet ingredients.
7. Using your hands, knead gently (do not over knead) till t comes together to form a dough.
8. Dust the surface area with some additional Flour and place the dough to form into desired shape.
9. Roll out into 3/4″ thick, cut with cookie cutter to form cute shapes or use a knife to form rectangles or squares.
10. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F or 220 degrees C.
11. Place the cut dough onto parchment paper or foil (lightly greased) about 1-2″ apart.
12. Take some additional Heavy Cream and brush with a pastry brush over the Shortcake.
13. Sprinkle some sure over the top of the Shortcakes.
14. Bake in the center of the oven for 12-15 minutes till the tops are light golden.
15. Once out of the oven, allow to stand for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

For the Strawberries:
1. Wash and pat fry the Strawberries.
2. Hull the Strawberries.
3. Cut 1 cup of Strawberry into small pieces and place in a bowl.
4. Using a fork (or a potato masher), gently smash them to form a semi-liquid.
5. Add Sugar and allow it to dissolve.
6. Slice the balance of the Strawberries and add to the bowl (mashed Strawberries and Sugar)
7. Mix and refrigerate till ready to use.

Assembly:

1. Once the Shortcakes are totally cooled down, slice them through the center horizontally.
2. Open the Shortcake and spoon about 1/2 a cup of Strawberry onto the bottom part.
3. Put a dollop or Whipped Cream on top and close with the top of the Shortcake, forming a sandwich.
4. Chop some fresh Mint Leaves and sprinkle on top.
5. Serve.

Tips:
1. Make a big batch of Shortbread and refrigerate or freeze.
2. Use alternate fruits or a combination of fruits like Blueberries, peaches, nectarines, raspberries, bananas.

0 thoughts on “Strawberry Shortcake (Eggless Dessert)

  1. Hey hetal,
    I made the shortcakes and added cold milk instead of cream.. Added 120ml of milk. N they turned out fabulous.. N hey i think you meant 1tsp of bakin powder, not 1tbs… Thanks fr a keeper recipe:)..

    1. Hi Shraddha,

      We’re glad plain milk worked for you. Thanks for posting your feedback for others as well. We did mean 1 Tbsp of Baking Powder. Since it is a shortbread, it needs more baking powder for the flakiness.

  2. Hi Hetal & Anuja…!
    This is my first time on ur website… Loved ur video.. Its a fab way to reach to ur viewers :).. Im plannin to make this Strawberry shortcake today n i was wonderin if i can add buttermilk/yogurt/milk instead of heavy cream fr d shortcake.. hope one of u do reply me jaldi se.. πŸ™‚
    Keep up d good work…!!
    Shraddha

    1. Hi Shraddha,

      Welcome to SMTC! There are recipes out there that use yogurt and milk for shortcake, but we have not tried it in this particular recipe. Bottom line: It can be done, but the proportions may change. For example, milk will be thinner than yogurt or heavy cream.

  3. Hi,
    i tried this recipe but mine was not in good shape…it was too hard..you guys cut the one piece of your shortcake in two pieces…mine was like cookies…i don’t know..what went wrong…could you guys plz suggest me about this …:( i really want to make this …..everything looked perfect ..perfect dough like you guys…i also kept that dough in refrigerator before putting that into oven…but πŸ™ guys plz help me….!!!

  4. I tried this recipe and I was faced with MULTIPLE problems, first my dough wouldn’t knead. It was way too dry and I had to end up adding water for it to form some sort of shape. Then I took out the pastries in 15 minutes as mentioned but it was still undercooked. So I popped them back in and took it out in 25 and it was overcooked! Now I am left with tough short breads and they aren’t flaky as they are supposed to be. Nevertheless I can’t stop eating them. True to their description, they are tasty and not sweet at all (which is why it is a must to have them along something sweet) but if they had turned out flaky, they would’ve been a knockout. Right now I am left wondering what to do with the rest since I can’t serve them to my guests anymore. πŸ™

    1. Hi Rouge,

      Sorry to hear that…

      Sometimes, the way you measure ingredients affects the final outcome – especially with flour. Also, different ovens work differently and some even have hot and cold spots inside :(. Hopefully, if you try it again, you may be able to adjust these problems.

  5. Hi Hetal

    That is so cute that you had 4 bunnies when you were little. I actually have 5 pet rabbits that I adopted from the Toronto Humane Society. They love their greens. Every time I buy mint, coriander, and basil, I have to divide it. It is so cute watching them get excited for the greens.

  6. Hey!

    I made the strawberry shortcakes and I am eating it at the computer right now……:). These are so yummy and so perfect. I have to have seconds when I am done. You are also right about it not being too sweet. That is how I like it. I didn’t have mint leaves left (I gave them to my bunnies earlier) so I used icing sugar to garnish and it looked pretty too. Thank you for this fabulous recipe. It was awesome! Strawberries are my favorite too!

    1. Hi Laura,

      That’s awesome! Just curious…do you own bunnies or just being sarcastic :). I had 4 bunnies when I was little. Now I have tons of them in my yard :).

  7. Hey!

    I made the strawberry shortcakes.I am eating it right now as I am at the computer….:) These are so yummy and so perfect. I have to have seconds after I am done with this one. It is not too sweet, which is how I like it. I sprinkled some icing sugar as a garnish since I had no mint. Thank you both for this fabulous recipe. Strawberries are my favorite fruit too.

  8. Hi Hetal/Anuja,

    I am regular visitor of ur site trying all ur recipes..you guys are doing great job..Keep it up good job..

    I am giving to my frns this weeknd for my baby girl Anna Praasana..will u guys suggest me the simple and easy menu..all vegs.:)

    Thank You so much.

    Sudha

  9. hey ladies
    i love the part of the video where u eat the dish that u just tried..pls retain this custom for all upcoming videos..

  10. hii hetal

    As you mentioned that we can make shortcakes in advance if making for a big party so can u tell me how long does the shortcakes remain good for if stored in the refrigerator??

  11. Can you please provide a recipe for Veggie Tamale. I just love them and want to make them on my own. You have the perfect fool proof way of making everything.

    Thank you.

      1. My co-worker would bring me the veggie ones which would include cheese and jalapeno, very spicy and delicious. There are some just with cheese or some with different types of veggies cut into sticks.

        Giving you some ideas….

    1. Hi Priyanka,

      You can keep them in the fridge for up to a week. We have not tried to freeze them so cannot give you an accurate time…sorry.

  12. Hi Hetal and Anuja,

    Looks lovely. One feedback, I read the recipe and watched the video noticed a discrepancy. The written recipe does not include the heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup + 1/3 cup that you add in the shortcake dough. Also the vanilla essence is not mentioned in the written recipe. Not sure if it was left by mistake. Thought of informing you guys. Will give this recipe a shot soon.

  13. OMG! Strawberry Shortcake is my absolute fav!!!!! I have not looked at the video or direction but will definitely try it.

    Thanks and Happy V-Day!

  14. Yayyyyy!!!
    Iam the first one to post πŸ™‚

    Hi Hetal/Anuja,
    Really awesome recipe gals.. gonna try tomorrow and surprise my hubby πŸ™‚
    Thank You so much for the wonderful recipe for Valentines Day which is very easy to prepare.

    Thank You and HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to u both!!!!

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