7 Superb Strawberry Shortcake Recipes

June 14th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Strawberry shortcake is a simple, classic and timeless dessert. It’s typically found two ways: either as a sweet cake, or as a biscuit. In celebration of National Strawberry Shortcake day, try one of the recipes below.


Few desserts can highlight the natural sweetness and flavor of fresh strawberries better than strawberry shortcake. Adding just a hint of basil both to the flaky biscuits and the juicy strawberries gives this iconic dessert an added level of sophistication, moving the flavor from solely sweet, to sweet, aromatic, and herbal. This recipe comes from the Wilton Test Kitchen and uses the Treatology Flavor System.

Strawberry Basil Shortcakes


Searching for a quick and easy way to get your strawberry shortcake fix? This recipe calls for just three ingredients, so you can whip it up in no time. While we love baking from scratch as much as the next food blogger, sometimes you just don’t have the time. Refrigerated puff pastry cups, whipped cream and strawberries are all it takes to create these sweet little cakes that you can devour in one bite. Get the full recipe at 52 Kitchen Adventures.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Pipe the whipped cream quickly and easily by loading it into a decorating bag fitted with a Tip 1M.



Change up classic strawberry shortcake by rolling it up. This cake roll is filled with fresh strawberries and cream cheese whipped cream. Let me say that again – cream cheese whipped cream. I’m salivating as I write those words! The end result is a cake that looks luscious, elegant and impressive. Get the full recipe at Crazy for Crust.



Everyone can have their cake and eat it, too, with these cute individual trifles. We just love how the little jars show off each layer of cake, whipped cream and strawberries. Keep it classy and get the full recipe at Cooking Classy.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Use a round cutter to get the perfect shape with practically zero effort. These Circle Nesting Cookie Cutters come in four different sizes, so you can mix and match with different jar sizes.



If temps are already soaring in your area, a no bake cake is a way to have something sweet without added heat. The “cake” layers are just graham crackers that become soft and cake-like as the icebox cake sits for several hours. Ideally, you should let an icebox cake sit overnight. Get the recipe at Cakes Cottage.



This light and fluffy sponge cake looks just heavenly with whipped cream and strawberry slices sandwiched between each layer. It couldn’t be any easier to decorate, too. Get the full recipe complete with step-by-step photos from Laylita.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Use the Easy Layers! 8-inch Round Pan Set to get four layers out of this one recipe. They’ll bake at just the right thickness so that you won’t even have to worry about torting them.


Like this look? Check out our Naked Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake, Kitchen Sink Cake or Citrus Burst Cake.


Finally, for the ultimate guilty pleasure, we have the glazed doughnut strawberry shortcake.

That’s right.

Strawberry shortcake in a doughnut. Can’t you just feel your waistband tighten as you look at this photo? Get the sinful recipe from Mis-Cakes Oven Adventures.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Bake your own doughnuts and feel a tad less guilty about this treat by using our 6-Cavity Doughnut Pan. We’ve already rounded up 9 Next-Level Baked Doughnut Recipes for you!


Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

2 Replies

  1. Katy says:

    I love this!!!!! These are all so cute!

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