Shortcake Recipes

From classic biscuits to sponge cakes, topped with the bounty of all manner of summer fruits, you'll surely find inspiration in this collection of shortcake recipes.

Staff Picks

Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake

Rating: 4.5 stars 429
Serve with whipped cream on top.

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Rating: 4 stars 57
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 7
These shortcakes are a delicious way to enjoy summer's fruits!!!

Strawberry Shortcake

Rating: 4 stars 563
A sweet biscuit-style shortcake with two layers of juicy strawberries and cream.

Mom's Sponge Cake

Rating: 5 stars 53
Serve with fresh berries and whipped cream for a summer treat.

Summery Lime-Mango Shortcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
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: 4.5 stars 274
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: 4.5 stars 9
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.

Cottage Pudding (Cake for Strawberry Shortcake)

Rating: 4.5 stars 109
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.

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
Simple, summery 4-ingredient strawberry dessert made with sponge cake cups.

Chef John's Classic Strawberry Shortcake

Rating: 5 stars 59
For this strawberry shortcake recipe, I modified the way my grandfather made his and used self-rising flour and toasted butter for a nutty flavor. I'm hoping Armand Cianfoni would approve.

Peaches 'n Cream Shortcake

Rating: 3 stars 1
When you live in the peach state, you take full advantage of those fresh juicy Georgia peaches when they are in season! If you love strawberry shortcake, and you love peaches, I'm sure you're going to love this!

Inspiration and Ideas

Fresh Cherry Shortcake
Rating: Unrated 1
"I used a combo of Rainier and Bing cherries and used the food processor for making the shortcake dough. Very nice change from strawberry shortcake!" – lutzflcat
How to Make the Best Strawberry Shortcake
Here are 16 ways to make strawberry shortcake, from classic to creative, including shortcut versions. 
Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake
Rating: 5 stars 253

A light biscuit topped with delicious strawberries.