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Strawberry Shortcake | Summer Dessert Recipe

Strawberry shortcake is the quintessential summer dessert recipe. This light and refreshing easy shortcake recipe is simple to make and SO beautiful, too!
Strawberry shortcake is the quintessential summer dessert recipe. This light and refreshing easy shortcake recipe is simple to make and SO beautiful, too!

A Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Recipe Perfect for any Summer Night

I remember sitting outside on our front porch on beautiful summer afternoons with friends as a young child snacking on strawberries dipped in a bowl of sugar. Not much has changed as sugar covered strawberries are still one of my favorite indulgences. Bonus if they’re served with whipped cream.

The Best Strawberry Shortcake Recipe for a Fabulous Treat

While one of my mom’s favorite desserts was strawberry shortcake, I could do without the shortcake, until recently. I’m not sure why I would want to miss out on all the fun.
Shortcakes are the perfect compliment to fresh strawberries and go together like PB&J. Yeah, they’re good on their own, but together, they make a fabulous strawberry shortcake.
Strawberry shortcake - the quintessential summer recipe and dessert!

An Easy Shortcake Recipe You Won’t be able to Resist

Want to know a secret? This strawberry shortcake recipe doesn’t include shortening. Instead, it’s made with heavy cream. I dare you not to taste the “batter”. Top it with a dollop of whipped cream and sugar covered strawberries and you have the quintessential summer dessert.

Don’t Stop At Just Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries are the best in the summer, so take full advantage of the perfectly sweet fruit this season and check out my other strawberry recipes too!

Quick and easy shortcake recipe
Making homemade strawberry shortcake is quick and easy. Cut your shortcakes to shape with a cookie cutter…
Strawberry shortcake - the quintessential summer recipe and dessert!
Add a scoop of whipped cream…
Strawberry shortcake - the quintessential summer recipe and dessert!
and top with fresh strawberries tossed in sugar!
Strawberry shortcake - the quintessential summer recipe and dessert!

Summer Dessert

Prep Time 12 mins Cook Time 22 mins Total Time 34 mins
Yields 9

Strawberry shortcake is the quintessential summer dessert recipe. This light and refreshing easy shortcake recipe is simple to make and SO beautiful, too!

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine strawberries and ⅔ c sugar and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  4. Using a mixer, blend in heavy cream and vanilla until combined and no longer crumbly. Bake in an 8x8 dish 22 minutes and allow to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, beat heavy cream until fully whipped. Gradually add in powdered sugar.
  6. Using a cookie cutter, cut shortcakes, top with a scoop of whipped cream and glazed strawberries.

Recipe Notes

Try using different shaped cookie cutters to match the occasion - hearts, stars, easter eggs, etc... 

Add different fruits with the strawberries for a mixed berry flavor -  blueberries will make a cute patriotic looking dessert. 

Top with your favorite ice cream for an extra sweet treat. 

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Strawberry shortcake - the quintessential summer recipe and dessert!
The best strawberry shortcake recipe with fresh whipped cream in just 15 minutes!
Strawberry shortcake also makes a great dessert for picnic or gifting – I pack mine in a Weck jar and band a spoon on top! It’s so simple and pretty.
entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner

13 comments on “Strawberry Shortcake | Summer Dessert Recipe”

  1. Simply elegant on a summer afternoon:-) Thanks for your post, I believe this will be my contribution to the picnic on Monday. Keep rockin those recipies 🙂

  2. Thanks Le Anne for stopping by! Let me know if you have any recipe favorites. Have a great Fourth!

  3. One of my favorite summer desserts. Those look so yummy!:)

  4. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at I’m Lovin’ It Link Party.

  5. Another delicious recipe! Made it last night – left off the whipped cream as I’d just come from my annual physical and had sticker shock over my weight – lol. It was great just with the berries! Thanks Julie!

    • I hope I’m not to blame 😉
      Thanks for your kindness and feedback, Emily! Apparently it’s National Strawberry Shortcake Day, so you are just in time!

  6. Love your blog and your home is stunning, I’m so jealous xx 🙂

  7. These recipes sound great, is there any chance of getting nutritional information? I’m a diabetic and I need to know how many carbs & calories are the food I am eating.

    • Yummly is the best place to find nutrition information. Just add the bookmarklet to your bar and click “yum” and it will give you the nutrition information. All of my recipes are already on there as well if that’s more convenient for you.

  8. Sweetie my name is Debbie and I really enjoy seeing your home and the things that you cook I can’t wait to join you again and learn more about those wonderful Foods thanks so much Debbie Seegers

  9. Such an easy recipe that looks and tastes great!

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