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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.

Strawberry Shortcake Cups

Strawberry Shortcake Cups

Strawberry Shortcake Cups

Back when store-bought shortcake was an unheard-of thing, my grandmother passed this recipe down to my mother. Mother later shared it with me, and I've since given it to my daughter. —Althea Heers, Jewell, Iowa

Shortcake Supreme

Shortcake Supreme

Shortcake Supreme

The mother of my shortcakes recipe was necessity. I needed a quick way to use up a bounty of wild berries that we picked on a family camping trip one summer.—Kenna Robinson, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Shortcake Squares

Shortcake Squares

Shortcake Squares

"Homemade goodness abounds in this recipe from my aunt," writes Pat Walter of Pine Island, Minnesota. "And there isn't any need to shape individual cakes—just cut squares out of the pan and top them with fruit."
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Shortcake for 50

Shortcake for 50

Shortcake for 50

Folks are always impressed to see these individual shortcakes on the buffet table. They're surprisingly easy to make.—Clara Honeyager, Mukwonago, Wisconsin

Apple-Cinnamon Shortcakes

Apple-Cinnamon Shortcakes

Apple-Cinnamon Shortcakes

Putting a spin on a summertime favorite, we topped tender shortcakes with delightful sauteed apples. The humble dessert is true comfort! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Triple Berry Shortcake

Triple Berry Shortcake

Triple Berry Shortcake

My great-great grandmother who was French handed down her shortcake recipe. I’m sharing it because why keep a secret when it’s so fabulous? —Sara Kingsmore, Vadnais Heights, Minnesota

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts. I thought it would be great to capture all that wonderful flavor in a cookie. The pastry-like cookie is topped with pink strawberry frosting. —Allison Anderson, Avondale, Arizona

Picnic Berry Shortcakes

Picnic Berry Shortcakes

Picnic Berry Shortcakes

You can make the berry sauce ahead of time and chill. Then assemble the entire dessert a couple of hours before the picnic or party. —Frieda Bliesner, McAllen, Texas

Blueberry-Peach Shortcakes

Blueberry-Peach Shortcakes

Blueberry-Peach Shortcakes

I like to freeze half of the shortcakes to enjoy later. With its juicy peaches, ripe blueberries and fresh basil, this recipe is perfect for spring and summer. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Cranberry-Pear Compote Shortcake

Cranberry-Pear Compote Shortcake

Cranberry-Pear Compote Shortcake

Here’s a home-style recipe I’ve shared with many of my friends and family. Cranberries, pears and cinnamon transform the usual strawberry shortcake into a wonderful wintry treat.

Citrus Berry Shortcake

Citrus Berry Shortcake

Citrus Berry Shortcake

Here's a quick and easy classic with a soft shortcake layer. Sometimes, I'll sprinkle blueberries over the top for an especially colorful finish. —Meryl Herr, Springfield, IL
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