Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

All the flavours of strawberry shortcake … in muffin form!

I’ve been making these delicious muffins for a couple of years – every strawberry season. Since strawberries are just ready for picking here in Muskoka this week, it was time! My daughter calls these muffins “hella good”, which about as good as it gets in 17-year-old speak.

These muffins are made with heavy cream and somewhat unusually, by cutting butter in to the flour and sugar, much like a biscuit. The result is a muffin that has the taste of shortcake, a wonderful moist crumb and big chunks of strawberry. They truly are strawberry shortcake in muffin form.

I splurge on these and use the heavy cream. You can also use a lighter cream, if you like. As for the strawberries, I like them with big chunks, but a smaller dice also works.

These muffins are really moist, so they are best eaten on the day they are baked. If you can’t eat them all the first day, pop them in the freezer to enjoy later. They freeze beautifully!

Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

25 Comments

  • These are stunning, and there is something about cooked strawberries, they are even more luscious that way!

    • Reply June 29, 2014

      Jennifer

      Thanks so much, Sue!. We’re still enjoying these from the freezer :)

  • Reply June 30, 2014

    dina

    they look beautiful. good idea to bake in a muffin pan!

    • Reply June 30, 2014

      Jennifer

      Thanks Dina!

  • Reply June 30, 2014

    Tracey

    Genius. I might bury mine in more strawberries and cream.

    • Reply June 30, 2014

      Jennifer

      I think you could never go wrong with that, Tracey :)

  • Reply June 30, 2014

    Jessica @ Sweet Menu

    Wow beautiful pics! Loving these gorgeous muffins!!

    • Reply June 30, 2014

      Jennifer

      Thanks so much, Jessica!

  • Reply June 30, 2014

    Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    What a perfect summer breakfast, I love the idea of serving them with extra strawberries and cream!

    • Reply June 30, 2014

      Jennifer

      Thanks Laura. These would definitely be lovely with some fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

  • How do I not have you bookmarked! I love muffins and who doesn’t like strawberry shortcake.

    • Reply July 4, 2014

      Jennifer

      I don’t know, Tracy, but so glad you found me now! And these muffins are a treat, I promise :)

  • Ok, strawberry shortcake is one of my all time favorites, and now that you’ve made these into muffins I can enjoy them for breakfast? Definitely need to try, pinned for later :)

  • Beautiful photography! I love the rustic look of your images. I’m getting into food photography and recently started a food blog, and find your work very inspiring. Thank you.

    • Reply July 7, 2014

      Jennifer

      Thanks so much, Matt. Enjoyed visiting your blog!

  • love the photography and great recipe. looks divine. thanks!

    • Reply July 7, 2014

      Jennifer

      Thanks so much, Thalia!

  • Reply July 15, 2014

    Jamie

    I am wanting to make these and have everything except cream….could whole milk be substituted? Or would it ruin it? What do you think?

    • Reply July 15, 2014

      Jennifer

      Hi Jamie, the cream adds the richness to these muffins that makes them “shortcake” like. That said, I have made them with Half & Half (10%) cream, because I always have that around and they are still pretty good. I haven’t tried with milk. I’m sure it will work technically, you just may sacrifice that richness thing.

  • Reply July 20, 2014

    Julia @Vikalinka

    I love fruit filled desserts in any shape or form. These look divine, they really do, Jennifer! :-) I am so jealous you can just go and pick fresh strawberries, no such luxuries here.

    • Reply July 20, 2014

      Jennifer

      Thanks Julia. They don’t grow any strawberries in England? The season here is really short – about 2 weeks, so it is a rare treat to have local berries.

  • These do look “hella good”! I had never heard that expression until I came over to CA (I’m also 17)… thanks for sharing!

    • Reply July 22, 2014

      Jennifer

      Thanks Erica. I guess that expression is big in Canada, too :) Your baking looks delicious, btw!!

  • Reply July 25, 2014

    Renee AFS

    Oh. my. gosh. This is amazing. I love strawberry shortcake so much. And now you have a recipe for them as muffins. This is heaven. Can’t wait to try them out(:

    • Reply July 25, 2014

      Jennifer

      Thanks Renee. These taste remarkably just like strawberry shortcakes!

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