8 Exciting Strawberry Shortcake-Based Desserts


By Cooking Panda

We are psyched for National Strawberry Shortcake Day! 

There’s nothing like the perfect fluffy, fruity, sweet and creamy treat, that is somehow light but rich all at the same time, and it is the perfect dessert for a warm summer night.

If you don’t want to make the shortcake yourself, you can totally substitute store-bought biscuits or something light and soft like angel food cake for a light and easy indulgence.

Want to amp up the flavor of your strawberries? Consider topping them with balsamic vinegar, lemon zest, mint or basil for a perfectly complementary twist.

1. Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake

Because you have to start with the basics!

2. No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Pie

This super versatile no-bake pie is totally delicious, and you can use whatever tickles your fancy for the crust. Don’t have golden Oreos or graham crackers? Try lemon Oreos or vanilla wafers.

3. Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Sponge Cake

This light, moist cake is full of summery flavors and basically turns the idea of strawberry shortcake into a giant sponge cake. Oh, and it’s also gluten-free.

4. Fried Strawberry Shortcake

Naturally, we had to find at least one deep-fried thing for you. The soft fresh strawberries and cream were begging for a warm crunch to provide exciting contrast.

5. Strawberry Shortcake Egg Rolls

If you’re on board the fried desserts train, these egg rolls are also great, and this recipe is a perfect way to revitalize leftover strawberry shortcake, if there is ever such a thing.

6. Lemon Strawberry Shortcake

Adding lemon juice and zest to the shortcakes adds a fresh, exciting flavor, almost like strawberry lemonade in shortcake form.

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7. Strawberry Shortcake With Balsamic And Black Pepper Syrup

Sounds weird? Sure, but if you’ve never tossed your strawberries in balsamic vinegar you are seriously missing out. The sweet, thick, mild vinegar complements the flavor and adds a pop of complexity.

8. Strawberry Shortcake Cocktail

Looking for an adult spin on your favorite childhood treat? This blended cocktail is the perfect way to relax after a long day. If you want to make it kid-friendly, substitute the creme de cacao for white chocolate sauce and either leave out the amaretto or add a few drops of it in syrup form – the kind you put in coffee.

Featured Photo Credit: Oh Sweet Basil

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