Delightful Strawberry Shortcake Cups

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  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipped cream


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a muffin tin or use cupcake liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the sliced strawberries and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. Set aside to let them macerate while you prepare the shortcake cups.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the softened butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to combine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir in the milk and vanilla extract until a dough forms.
  5. Divide the dough into equal portions and press each portion into the bottom and up the sides of the muffin cups, creating a cup shape.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until the shortcake cups are golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Let the cups cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Once the shortcake cups are cool, fill each cup with the macerated strawberries and top with a dollop of whipped cream.
  9. Serve and enjoy your delightful strawberry shortcake cups!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 shortcake cups

These delightful strawberry shortcake cups are a perfect summer treat. The buttery shortcake cups are filled with sweet, juicy strawberries and topped with a cloud of whipped cream. They are not only delicious but also easy to make. Whether you’re serving them at a picnic, barbecue, or a casual family dinner, these strawberry shortcake cups will be a hit with everyone. The combination of the tender shortcake, the freshness of the strawberries, and the creaminess of the whipped cream creates a dessert that’s hard to resist. So, grab some ripe strawberries and let’s get baking!

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 220
  • Total Fat: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 14g
  • Protein: 2g

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