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May 2010

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Cookies, Cakes & Pastry

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

An Easy, Festive Recipe For A Favorite Dessert




Take advantage of beautiful, red strawberries in season to make these easy yet elegant individual strawberry shortcakes served in festive cupcake wrappers. Think of them as “strawberry shortcake cupcakes.”  The idea comes from Barbara Beery’s Pink Princess Cupcakes book, which has many other wonderful ideas.

May 21st is National Strawberries And Cream Day—perfect for this strawberries-and-whipped-cream delight. But most people would say that any day is perfect for them.

Take a look at a classic strawberry shortcake recipe, that uses a biscuit instead of cake.


Strawberry Shortcake “Cupcakes” Recipe

Makes 24 servings.


  • 2 pints fresh strawberries
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 loaf pound cakes
  • 24 silver cupcake liners


  1. Chill large mixing bowl and beaters in freezer.
  2. Wash, hull and slice strawberries.
  3. Make whipped cream: beat cream, sugar and vanilla on high until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to assemble.
  4. Cut pound cake into slices 1/2" thick; then cut into squares that will fit into the cupcake liners. Save the scraps for a trifle.
  5. Arrange 24 silver cupcake liners on two cookie sheets.
  6. Into each liner, place a piece of cake, whipped cream and strawberries. Repeat layers. Serve immediately.

Trifle Recipe (For Grown-Ups)

This recipe comes from THE NIBBLE archives:

1. Marinate sliced strawberries in orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier, GranGala, etc.)
2. Place a layer of cake scraps in a glass bowl. Sprinkle with orange liqueur. Layer with whipped cream, then sliced strawberries. Continue to layer until ingredients are exhausted.
3. To serve, bring bowl to table and pass with serving spoon.
4. Optional: Serve with a small snifter or liqueur glass of the orange liqueur.


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