This classic strawberry shortcake recipe gets a refreshing twist with the addition of bright and zesty orange juice. Topped with a tangy homemade whipped cream, this dessert is perfect for any occasion.


  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the whipped cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the sliced strawberries with 1/4 cup of sugar and the fresh orange juice. Mix well and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry blender or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In a small bowl, beat the egg lightly and then add in the milk and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  6. Drop the dough in large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  7. While the shortcakes are baking, make the whipped cream by combining the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat until soft peaks form.
  8. To serve, split the warm shortcakes in half and top with the sliced strawberries and whipped cream.

Tips and variations

  • For a twist on the classic, add a tablespoon of orange zest to the shortcake batter.
  • Serve the shortcakes with additional fresh orange slices for an extra burst of citrus flavor.
  • If you prefer a sweeter whipped cream, add an additional tablespoon of sugar to the recipe.


This orange strawberry shortcake with homemade whipped cream is a refreshing and delicious dessert that is perfect for any occasion. With its combination of tangy orange juice and sweet strawberries, it's sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it. Give it a try and enjoy!

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