Strawberry Shortcake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Strawberry Shortcake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream is one of my favorite recipes to make with fresh local strawberries! This dish really highlights their sweetness.

There’s nothing like fresh fruit at the height of their season! They not only taste delicious, but their aroma is heavenly (plus, they’re less expensive). That’s when I feel inspired. Sometimes just eating them on their own is the way to go, but other times I like to work them into our favorite recipes.

I make these strawberry shortcakes with my light and fluffy Southern Style Biscuits. These biscuits come together quickly, but you can make them a day or two in advance, if you like. Just be sure to wrap them well if you make the biscuits in advance. These biscuits are not sweet, but the strawberries and cream are. This creates a nice balance of flavors.

Mascarpone Whipped Cream takes this Dish Over-the-Top!

The Mascarpone Whipped Cream takes this dish to a new level! Mascarpone cheese if one of Joe’s favorite ingredients. We use it in savory dishes, like on a pizza or incorporated into a tomato sauce, as well as in sweet dishes.

Mascarpone cheese is ivory-colored, exceptionally smooth, and easily spreadable, similar to fresh cream cheese. The flavor is milky and slightly sweet, not tangy like cream cheese. Its rich, buttery texture comes from the high butterfat content. When added to whipped cream it creates extra sweetness and body. Joe likes to eat mascarpone whipped cream by the spoonful!

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake is Easy to Make!

Strawberry Shortcake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream is an easy recipe to make. This dish contains just three components that can all be made in advance. Of course, be sure to eat the strawberry shortcakes right after assembly so they don’t get soggy. This dish is pretty enough for company, yet easy enough for every day.

Strawberry Shortcake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

5 from 75 votes
Recipe by Margaret Sanfelippo Course: DessertsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Strawberry Shortcake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream is one of my favorite recipes to make with fresh local strawberries!


  • 1 recipe 1 Southern Style Biscuits

  • Whipped Mascarpone Cream
  • 2 cups 2 heavy whipping cream

  • 1 cup 1 mascarpone cheese, room temperature

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 sugar

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • Strawberries
  • 1 quart 1 strawberries, quartered

  • 2 tbsp 2 sugar


  • For the Strawberries
  • Stir the strawberries and 2 tbsp sugar together in a large bowl. Cover and set in the refrigerator until ready to use. This allows the strawberries to release their tasty juices.
  • For the Whipped Mascarpone Cream
  • Using a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment or a hand mixer, beat cream until thick and silky, but not holding peaks. Add mascarpone, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Whisk just until soft peaks form.
  • To Assemble
  • Slice a cooled biscuit in half. Layer with strawberries and whipped mascarpone cream. Serve immediately.

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One Comment

  1. LOVED the strawberry shortcake!! Never had it like this, but it will be the only way I eat it from this point on!!


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