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5 Minute Strawberry Shortcake

I love a good dessert. Who doesn’t right? Bwah! Growing up we had a sweet treat after almost every dinner. So, it’s no wonder I have been left with a bit of a sweet tooth as an adult! These days it’s not an every night affair, but I do tend to make a special dessert at least once or twice a week, and always for company. Company deserves dessert, plain and simple. So, you can then imagine my delight when I discovered that this 5-minute strawberry shortcake dessert can be assembled quickly, but taste like it took a ton of time to prepare. Thank you Trader Joe’s!

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

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Here’s the skinny. Well, er, not so skinny, but it has strawberries which makes it feel like a somewhat lighter dessert! The last time I found myself in Trader Joe’s I ended up with a lot of fun things in my cart. It happens to me more than I care to admit.  Haha! I go in there for one or two things and come out with a cart full of items I just can’t wait to try. Last week, poor Max was sitting in the cart literally surrounded by fun foods! Luckily when you shop at 10 am with a kiddo there are plenty of sweet elderly ladies to coo at them while you examine the goods down each aisle while also simultaneously talking to your best friend on the phone. (Thanks ladies, Max loves you too!)

5 minute Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients

Find out more on how to make an easy 5 minute strawberry shortcake dessert!

One item that I casually tossed into the cart during my Trader Joe’s shopping trip was their Shortcake Biscuits. You can’t go wrong with ready made items that taste great! Fast and tasty? Um, yes please. And I knew just what I was going to do with them. And that brings us how to make this easy 5 minute strawberry shortcake dessert…Later that day, I simply washed and cut up a bowl of strawberries, then tossed them with a teaspoon or so of sugar and allowed them to sit for a while. Next, I halved one of the biscuits and then divided the strawberries among them. Finally, I topped my easy 5 minute strawberry shortcake dessert with a healthy (that’s the southern way of saying massive pile) of whipped cream and then added a slice of strawberry on top for garnish.

5 minute Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

This strawberry shortcake dessert tastes so great that guests will never guess they are SO easy to make, and, bonus, they’re pretty too! And now that you’ve seen a recipe that I’m enjoying this spring, head on over to to our friend Krystal’s site to check out her strawberry monster shake! It’s a seriously fun strawberry dessert…and we know you love those! Hey, we work hard…we deserve a treat every now and again don’t you think? Yeah, we do too. And that’s why we try to share sweet treats regularly! Happy noshing!

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5 Minute Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

5 Minute Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

This 5 minute strawberry shortcake dessert is the perfect spring or summer treat to whip up when you're short on time!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3 pre-made biscuits
  • 12 tbs whipped cream
  • 3 cups strawberries
  • 1 tsp sugar


  1. Wash and cut strawberries.
  2. Toss the sliced strawberries with a tsp of sugar.
  3. Separate the biscuit halves.
  4. Top each half with about a half cup of strawberries.
  5. Add 2 tbs of whipped cream to the strawberries.
  6. Garnish with a sliced strawberry.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 153 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 175mg Carbohydrates: 22g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g Protein: 3g
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