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Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake

Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake

This balsamic strawberry shortcake has balsamic vinegar marinated sliced strawberries and fresh whipped cream all stacked on a fluffy cream biscuit. Add a pop of flavor to the traditional summer shortcake!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry shortcake, balsamic strawberry, balsamic strawberry shortcake
Servings: 4
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


Shortcake Biscuit

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons (3 oz) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • cup half & half, or heavy cream
  • turbinado sugar, for sprinkling

Balsamic Strawberry:

  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Whipped Cream:

  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream, chilled
  • 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar



  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Toss in butter. Cover and let chill in the freezer (for about 5 minutes) or fridge (about 10 minutes) until ingredients are cold.
  • Cut butter into flour mixture suing a pastry blender or the tines of two forks until mixture resembles coarse sand.
  • Reserve one tablespoon of cream. Pour remaining cream into dough mixture. Stir until combined. Transfer shaggy dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Gently knead dough together and pat to a thickness a little over ½-inch.
  • Use a floured 3 ¼-inch round cutter to punch out biscuits. Arrange biscuits on prepared baking sheet. Gather remaining dough and roll out again to punch out additional rounds.
  • Brush reserved cream over the tops of biscuits. Sprinkle turbinado sugar on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes until biscuits have risen and are lightly golden brown. 

Balsamic Strawberries:

  • Toss together strawberries, sugar, balsamic vinegar, and salt. Allow mixture to marinate for  10-15 minutes before assembling shortcakes.

Whipped Cream:

  • In a large bowl, whip together cold heavy cream and powdered sugar to medium-firm peaks. Be careful not to over mix. Overmixing will cause mixture to separate or turn into butter. Alternatively, place cream and sugar in a large jar with a lid and shake until cream thickens.