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Warm biscuits filled with juicy, sweet strawberries and whipped cream make the best strawberry shortcake. And when you add blueberry lemon sauce to the recipe it makes the best strawberry shortcake with blueberry lemon sauce you’ve ever had. Trust me, it’s out-of-this-world good. 

strawberry shortcake with lemon biscuits, blueberry lemon sauce, fresh strawberries in a white and pink plate, fresh blueberries, utensils, and a kitchen napkin

 

What is a shortcake?

Shortcake is a sweet cake or biscuit in the American sense that is a crumbly bread that has been leavened with baking powder or baking soda. 

In the UK, the term shortcake refers to a biscuit similar to shortbread. They are generally less dense and more crunchy and dry than shortbread.

freshly baked lemon biscuits on a dish with yellow flowers, fresh lemons, kitchen butter knife and kitchen towel

Buttery, soft, and made completely from scratch, this easy homemade lemon biscuits recipe deserves a permanent place in your recipe repertoire. This recipe is made with all butter, no shortening. And the lemon zest with lemon juice gives these biscuits  an extra level of flavor that will leave you wanting more.

strawberry shortcake topped with a blueberry lemon sauce, fresh berries, mint leaf, on a plate with utensils on the side and kitchen towel

strawberry shortcake with lemon biscuits, blueberry lemon sauce, fresh strawberries in a white and pink plate, fresh blueberries, utensils, and a kitchen napkin

Strawberry Shortcake with Blueberry Lemon Sauce

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Lemon biscuits filled with juicy, sweet strawberries, whipped cream and a tangy blueberry lemon sauce makes the best strawberry shortcake. Making it the ultimate strawberry shortcake recipe for summer!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Fresh Strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Powder Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Lemon Biscuits
  • Blueberry Lemon Sauce
  • Mint leaves, for garnish - optional
  • fresh Strawberries and Blueberries, for garnish - optional

Instructions

  1. Start with the Strawberry mixture: Stir in the strawberries and sugar together in a bowl. Cover and set in the refrigerator until ready to use. This time allows the strawberries to release their delicious juices.
  2. Make the whipped cream: Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream, powder sugar, and vanilla extract on medium-high speed until soft-medium peaks form, about 3 minutes.
  3. Assemble the shortcakes: Slice the lemon biscuits in half, a layer of whipped cream, followed by strawberries, blueberry lemon sauce and more whipped cream, finish with the other half of lemon biscuits. Add more whipped cream, blueberry lemon sauce, fresh berries and a mint leave. Serve immediately.

Notes

Layer the strawberry shortcakes as you wish. I like to make them as high as possible, especially when entertaining.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

Biscuit Sauces!

Now it’s time for some toppings. We suggest topping with a delicious honey lemon curd, blueberry lemon sauce, or strawberry compote. So many options and all of them are winners!

Have you made homemade blueberry sauce before? This easy blueberry lemon sauce comes together in just a few minutes. Try a spoonful with your morning yogurt, dolloped over a stack of pancakes, or spooned on top of cheesecake for a delicious treat!

Plus, this dessert it’s a statement on its own. Perfect for when you decide to start entertaining again. After the year we’ve had I am already planning a few small gatherings with my circle of family and friends. 

This strawberry shortcake with blueberry lemon sauce dessert practically tastes like summer in every bite. It’s sweet, tangy, creamy and juicy. Filled with textures and flavor. This refreshing shortcake recipe will have everyone asking for seconds and for the recipe!

blueberry lemon sauce served in a glass jar with spoon in hand, fresh blueberries, lemons and a second spoon on the table near a kitchen towel

How long does blueberry lemon sauce store for? 

Store leftover blueberry sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Can I freeze blueberry lemon sauce?

Yes! This sauce will freeze well in a freezer bag / container for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and warm in a saucepan on the stove top until the sauce is smooth. 

strawberry shortcake with lemon biscuits, blueberry lemon sauce, fresh strawberries in a white and pink plate, fresh blueberries and a kitchen napkin

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Variations

  • Switch the fruit. Strawberry shortcake is a classic dessert, but this lemon biscuit recipe would taste just as good with raspberries or blueberries. Use them in place of the strawberries, or, for a festive variation, fill the biscuits with grilled peach and drizzle with a fresh raspberry sauce!
  • Use your favorite kind of cream. I most often fill my strawberry shortcake with coconut cream, but any cool, creamy filling is delightful here. Make traditional whipped cream with heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract, or serve your shortcake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. For a lighter variation, replace the cream with a dollop of Greek yogurt.
  • Keep it simple. These lemon biscuits make fantastic strawberry shortcakes, but they’re also wonderful on their own! Feel free to skip the fruity filling altogether and enjoy the biscuits plain, or slather them with your favorite jam for a light breakfast or afternoon snack.

How are you enjoying this recipe? We love topping with sauces, like this lemon and cream shortcake recipe. Also with lemon curd  or raspberry sauce and a side of vanilla ice cream. There is no wrong combination when it comes to shortcakes. 

Share with us, what is your favorite topping for a shortcake?