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Homemade Blackberry Shortcake
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Homemade Blackberry Shortcake

These Homemade Blackberry Shortcakes are a classic favorite. The perfect dessert due to their lightness and of course their deliciousness. Unlike the traditional Strawberry Shortcakes, these shortcakes are a nice balance of sweet and tart along with a slight thickness from the whole wheat flour and the homemade whipped cream (made with maple syrup) is to die for.
Course Dessert
Keyword baked, biscuits, blackberries, cake, classic, dessert, easy, healthy, homemade, plant-based, recipe, southern, sweet, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea


  • 1/2 cup blackberries, fresh
  • 1/4 cup organic pure cane sugar (I use Wholesome Sweets)
  • 1 cup organic all-purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 cup organic whole wheat flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 1/2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 4 oz organic cream cheese, softened (I use Organic Valley)
  • 5 Tbsps unsalted butter, cold + cubed
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk + more if needed! (You can use your fave plant-based milk)

Homemade Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup organic heavy whipping cream, cold (I use Organic Valley)
  • 2 Tbsps pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Toss together the blackberries and 2 Tbsps of the pure cane sugar in a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Add all-purpose flour, wheat flour, sea salt, pure cane sugar, baking powder and whisk until well combined. Next, add diced butter to dry ingredients and using a fork, further dice the butter until mixture looks like "peas". 
  • Add milk to dry ingredients (slowly) and mix until fully incorporated. If needed, add more milk (1 Tbsp at a time) until dough is not too dry or wet. **NOTE: dough will still feel a bit sticky** Add in softened cream cheese and mix well until fully incorporated.
  • Lightly dust your countertop with flour and place dough onto it. Knead gently, folding dough several times until well mixed together. Lightly flour a rolling pin and roll the dough out, making it about ½-inch thick.
  • Cut out rounds of the dough using a biscuit cutter OR a 1-cup measuring cup (if you don't have a biscuit cutter). ***NOTE: Try not to twist the biscuit cutter OR measuring cup when lifting it from the dough.***
  • Place each biscuit on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and repeat until all dough is used. **NOTE: Be sure to knead any used pieces and roll out again to use all dough if needed**
  • Bake biscuits in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While biscuits are baking, make your whipped cream.

Homemade Whipped Cream:

  • Add heavy whipping cream, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bowl of an electric stand mixer and whip on high speed until stiff peaks are formed (about 2 minutes or so). Once done, set aside in a cool place.


  • Remove biscuits form oven and let them cool for about 10-15 minutes before assembling.
  • To assemble Blackberry Shortcake: Lightly drizzle maple syrup on bottom of plate and place one sweet biscuit atop the syrup. Next, add whipped cream on top of the biscuit and then blackberries. Finally top blackberries with another biscuit and then whipped cream again and garnish with blackberries. Repeat steps for each shortcake and WALLAH.
  • Bon Appetit!


STORAGE: Any unused biscuits can be repurposed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Store biscuits in an air-tight container or zip loc for up to 3-4 days.