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Biscuits with honey dipper on a white plate

Fluffy Cathead Biscuits

This flaky and pillowy fluffy Southern biscuit easily comes together in no time without burning a hole in your pocket. The biggest, easiest, and most amazing buttery biscuit you'll ever have with NO KNEADING involved! Whether you serve it as an appetizer, side, or a simple snack, you’re definitely in for a tasty treat. 
Course Side, Snack
Cuisine Southern
Keyword biscuits, cathead, southern biscuit
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 6 biscuits
Calories 480kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 cup (135 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (230 grams) cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces (170 grams) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 ⅓ cups (320 grams) buttermilk
  • honey butter (RECIPE HERE) or honey, for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 425 F/220 degrees C.
  • Spray a cast iron pan or 10-inch round cake pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
  • Next, add butter and mix using a pastry cutter or fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, this might take about 3- 5 minutes. Your flour should be crumbly with pea-size chunks.
  • Pour in buttermilk and mix with the fork until everything is combined. DO NOT OVERMIX. The mixture should be soft enough to scoop.
  • Use a ½ measuring cup to scoop up the dough. Place in the prepared cooking pan.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until it browns up. Remove and serve warm with honey, honey butter, or collard greens.


  1. You can use 3 cups of White Lily flour instead of a mixture of cake-flour and all-purpose flour.
  2. Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only. Please keep in mind that it is a rough estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary greatly based on the products used.


Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 735mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 797IU | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 2mg