Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Strawberry Lemon Shortcake

Slice this rich and dense lemon-flavored pound cake and top it with berries and whipped cream for a great summer dessert.

15 min. prep time
8 servings
151 Rating



1 1/3 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted, cooled
3 to 4 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 3/4 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder


5 1/3 cups sliced strawberries
8 small whole strawberries


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9x5-inch loaf pan; set aside.

Beat sugar, eggs and salt in bowl with whisk until foamy. Whisk in 1/2 cup whipping cream, melted butter and lemon zest.

Combine cake flour and baking powder in bowl. Add flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, to egg mixture. Gently stir after each addition with whisk.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Cake may crack.) Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

Slice cake into 16 slices. Place 1 slice onto individual serving plate. Spoon 1/3 cup sliced strawberries over cake; top with 1/2 cup whipped cream. Place 1 slice cake over whipped cream; top with 1/3 cup sliced strawberries and 1/4 cup whipped cream. Garnish with 1 whole strawberry.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 560

Fat: 33g

Cholesterol: 205mg

Sodium: 170mg

Carbohydrates: 62g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 7g

Recipe #13439©2005Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is a great recipe. I do cut sugar to 3/4 cup, add juice of lemon and zest. and double baking powder to 1 teaspoon. More of a pound cake not a shortcake. Excellent with sliced strawberries.
This is an excellent lemon butter shortcake,as in, pound cake.
I increase the baking powder to 1 teaspoon and use the juice of a lemon and grated peel.
It is my "go to" recipe for all berry shortcakes.
Try it, you won't be disappointed!

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