All strawberry shortcake recipes have three basic components: sweetened strawberries, whipped cream, and the cake. Some use cakes that are light and airy, while others use a denser biscuit, like this version. Once the dough is mixed together and rolled out, cut it with a biscuit cutter and bake until golden. Split the slightly sweet biscuits in half, fill with syrupy strawberries flavored with lemon zest and vanilla, and top with whipped cream. Serve this simple dessert for a casual dinner party, a special Valentine, or Easter.
Watch Amy Wisniewski of the CHOW Test Kitchen make these delicious strawberry shortcakes in an episode of our Easiest Way video series.