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Shortcake Recipes

Looking for recipes for shortcakes? Taste of Home has the best shortcakes recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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What better way to end a summer meal than with fresh blueberries and real whipped cream sandwiched between classic shortcake? It's one dessert that's sure to delight.
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Strawberry Shortbread Shortcake

Strawberry Shortbread Shortcake

Strawberry Shortbread Shortcake

Crisp chocolate shortbread makes a delectable base for this dazzling shortcake recipe.—California Strawberry Advisory Board, x, California

Spiced Triple Berry Shortcakes

Spiced Triple Berry Shortcakes

Spiced Triple Berry Shortcakes

This classic summertime dessert gets an antioxidant boost from the addition of Super Spices in the berry filling as well as the shortcakes.

Strawberry Lemon Shortcake

Strawberry Lemon Shortcake

Strawberry Lemon Shortcake

I love a good strawberry shortcake, but this recipe is my favorite by far. The citrus zest in the dough adds a refreshing zip to the sweet dessert. —Nancy Hooper, Glen Burnie, Maryland
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Apple Cream Shortcakes

Apple Cream Shortcakes

Apple Cream Shortcakes

"Here’s a new take on two old favorites—shortcake and apple pie," writes Athena Russell of Florence, South Carolina. The apple flavor makes it an ideal autumn dish.

Lime Poppy Seed Shortcakes

Lime Poppy Seed Shortcakes

Lime Poppy Seed Shortcakes

Tropical flavors are right at home in this fresh-flavored shortcake from our Test Kitchen. It makes an elegant statement at brunch or as the finale to a summer meal.

Glazed Pear Shortcakes

Glazed Pear Shortcakes

Glazed Pear Shortcakes

Family and friends will savor every last crumb of this lickety-split dessert. The pound cake absorbs the apricot taste and the warm sweetness of the pears. Special enough to serve company—and cute, too! —Fran Thomas, Saint James City, Florida

Strawberry-Hazelnut Meringue Shortcakes

Strawberry-Hazelnut Meringue Shortcakes

Strawberry-Hazelnut Meringue Shortcakes

In summer the strawberry farms are open for picking. I serve strawberries with a crunchy hazelnut meringue cookie. — Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Best Strawberry Shortcake

Best Strawberry Shortcake

Best Strawberry Shortcake

For a dazzling summer dessert, you can’t beat juicy strawberries and fresh whipped cream over homemade shortcake. “My father added even more indulgence to this recipe by buttering the shortcake," notes Shirley Joan Helfenbein of Lapeer, Michigan.

Makeover Rhubarb Shortcake Dessert

Makeover Rhubarb Shortcake Dessert

Makeover Rhubarb Shortcake Dessert

Carol Gallagher, a missionary in Paupa, New Guinea asked our Test Kitchen to lighten up this favorite. Cream was replaced with 2% milk, orange marmalade was substituted for three of the original’s egg yolks, and the sugar was reduced. The resulting makeover recipe has half the total fat and 60% less saturated fat.--Taste of Home's Test Kitchen

Shortcake with Fresh Rhubarb Sauce

Shortcake with Fresh Rhubarb Sauce

Shortcake with Fresh Rhubarb Sauce

Every spring when her rhubarb was ready, my mother-in-law chopped it up for this moist cake. If your rhubarb is too tart for the sauce, just add in some strawberries. —Rena McCalment, Sharpsville, Indiana

Grandma's Strawberry Shortcake

Grandma's Strawberry Shortcake

Grandma's Strawberry Shortcake

"I CAN still taste the sweet juicy berries piled over warm biscuits and topped with a huge dollop of fresh whipped cream. My father added ever more indulgence to this strawberry dessert by first buttering his biscuits."
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