It's strawberry season! You might have noticed the juicy, sweet berries popping up in roadside fruit stands, at the grocers – maybe even in your own backyard. Strawberries are so versatile that you can put them in just about everything from breakfast foods to salads, salsas and smoothies. But strawberries go hand-in-hand with shortcakes. You just can't have one without the other. Most shortcakes are biscuit-like with a hint of sweetness. They're the perfect home for a stack of fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream. These recipes include both traditional recipes and new spins on the classic.
This recipe for traditional strawberry shortcake from Smitten Kitchen starts with a biscuit batter base. The crumbly texture of the biscuits soaks in the juice from the strawberries and hugs the freshly whipped cream inside. If you're looking for strawberry shortcake like grandma made it – this is the recipe for you!
Add more crunch to the cake texture along with a citrus zip with this cornmeal strawberry shortcake with lemon curd whipped cream recipe from Driscoll's Strawberries. The cornmeal makes for a denser batter that's mixed with a generous helping of butter and a hint of almond extract. Pile the inside of the cake high with lots of fresh strawberries.
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These Grands! strawberry shortcakes from Pillsbury are ridiculously easy to make. Instead of mixing up your own batter, buy a can of pre-made biscuits. Brush the tops of the biscuits with butter and then sugar before baking. Dessert is done!
Your kids will love going small with these bite-sized strawberry shortcakes from I Heart Naptime. Place the shortcake batter into a mini-muffin tin to bake. Top with a big scoop of whipped cream and a strawberry. You better make a double batch of these mini treats!
Shortcakes don't need to be in individual portions – it is cake after all! Make this lemon-strawberry shortcake from Bake or Break using a dense cake batter spiked with strawberries. Bake and then top with lemon-scented whipped cream and of course more strawberries!
Feeling crafty? Then you'll love putting together this strawberry shortcake snake from Just a Pinch. Roll the cake batter into a snake shape and then bake. Carefully cut the snake in half lengthwise and then create the "scales" with cut strawberries tucked into whipped cream.