Learn how to make shortcake in the classic way, then switch things up to serve a crowd, your cocktail party pals, and even state fair fans. (Yes, we're serving strawberry shortcake on a stick!) You'll want to add each of these warm weather treats to your summer recipe "must-make!" list.
No matter how you slice it (or serve it), everyone loves strawberry shortcake desserts. This towering strawberry cake recipe will satisfy a family or party of six and requires zero kneading, rolling, or slicing. Try our lemon poppy seed, mixed fruit, walnut, or savory (with cheese and bacon!) twists if you're feeling adventurous.
Get the recipe: Best Strawberry Shortcake
Two dream teams make this from-scratch strawberry shortcake recipe stand out:
Combine that just-like-Grandma-made shortcake recipe with homemade whipped cream and macerated berries and you have a recipe for dessert perfection.
Get the recipe: Classic Shortcakes
Here’s how to make shortcake for a crowd—without the stress! Assemble these ice box bars, with layers of shortcake-flavored cookies, fresh strawberry sauce, and cloudlike whipped cream. Freeze for up to a month, then simply defrost the day before your big bash and top with additional whipped cream come party time.
Get the recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Ice Box Bars
Yes, you can eat strawberry shortcake on the go! This cocktail-inspired (there’s rum and mint in the mix!) slow cooker sweet comes together in a mason jar so you can easily pack servings for picnics or potlucks. Just tote whipped cream, lime zest, and mint sprigs in separate small containers to garnish immediately before serving.
Get the recipe: Strawberry Mojito Shortcakes
Inspired by state fair food, this easy strawberry shortcake recipe can be yours in less than 45 minutes! Since the quick biscuits are cut into small bites, they bake nice and fast. While we call for frozen whipped dessert topping, if you have a few minutes, feel free to mix up your own!
Get the recipe: Strawberry Shortcake on a Stick
A little sweet (honey), a little savory (rosemary), and completely crowd-pleasing, this dessert pizza can be made in the oven or on the grill. Once the flatbreadlike strawberry shortcake cake recipe is ready, slice it into bite-size pieces and stack in a glass along with berries and cream for a portable parfait.
Get the recipe: Rosemary-Strawberry Shortcake Pizza
Calling all cookie monsters! This almond-scented, bake sale-ready dessert features strawberry preserves both in the dough and in the powdered sugar glaze. Seek out preserves with smaller fruit pieces for the best results in these strawberry shortcake cookies.
Get the recipe: Strawberry Shortbread