Shortcake Recipes

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Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake

Rating: 4.46 stars
Serve with whipped cream on top.

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Rating: 4.25 stars
I like to serve this shortcake on Valentine's Day. It's really good and looks nice on the table. I have had this recipe for over 40 years.

Summer Fruit Shortcakes

Rating: 4 stars
These shortcakes are a delicious way to enjoy summer's fruits!!!

Strawberry Shortcake

Rating: 4.16 stars
An old-fashioned, tender shortcake with two layers of strawberries topped with whipped cream.

Cottage Pudding (Cake for Strawberry Shortcake)

Rating: 4.62 stars
This is a wonderful shortcake recipe my grandmother used to make for strawberry shortcake. It is moist and sweet and can be eaten by itself too.

Summery Lime-Mango Shortcakes

Rating: 4.55 stars
I came up with this recipe to enter in a mango contest at the fair. With the sunny flavors of lime, mangoes, coconut, and berries, it is perfect for summer!

Perfect Berry Shortcakes

Rating: 4.63 stars
You don't need a food processor, pastry cutter, rolling pin or cookie cutter to make these sweet biscuits. This shortcake recipe I've developed yields a simple, foolproof biscuit that's crisp yet delicate.

Blubaugh's Blueberry Buckle Shortcake

Rating: 4.38 stars
Blubaugh's Blueberry Buckle Shortcake is a family favorite that's been handed down from generation-to-generation. It's an easy-to-make recipe with German/Pennsylvania origins. My family cannot get enough of these squares, and we eat them for dessert or breakfast.

Skillet Strawberry Shortcake

Fresh strawberries are one of the sweetest harbingers of spring and summer. And strawberry shortcakes are most assuredly one of the best ways to celebrate the arrival of warmer, sunnier days. Of course, the petite, layered berry-biscuit stacks aren't exactly fuss-free. This impressive skillet strawberry shortcake recipe eliminates much of the hassle and mess of traditional strawberry shortcakes. Instead of flouring the counter and rolling and cutting out individual biscuits, you'll bake one giant skillet biscuit cake that's topped with macerated strawberries and whipped cream.

Mom's Sponge Cake

Rating: 4.81 stars
Serve with fresh berries and whipped cream for a summer treat.

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Rating: 4.42 stars
This is a very easy and quick dessert. If you love strawberries and shortcake, then this is the recipe for you!

Old-Fashioned Shortcake

Rating: 4.34 stars
This is a fabulous old-fashioned recipe given to me by a friend. It was her mother's recipe and it is the best shortcake. It sops up all the juice and the touch of nutmeg sends it over the top. My very favorite recipe for strawberry shortcake!

Inspiration and Ideas

Summery Lime-Mango Shortcakes

"Wow! What a fabulous dessert! The combination of fruit is awesome and not overly sweet. The shortcakes are light and fluffy, and they baked up beautifully!" – Jillian

Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake

"Yes. The entire effort, with homemade whipped cream, took about 20 minutes, including cleanup, and made an incredible dessert. So good!" – DannyBoy

Strawberry Shortcake with Balsamic

Rating: 3 stars

Here, low-calorie angel food cake picks up the smoke and char of the grill and is topped with strawberries soaked in balsamic vinegar and black pepper, an irresistible combination adored throughout northern Italy.