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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 Chocolate Shortcake

Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake

Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake

"I like to make this luscious layered dessert for Valentine's Day," says Suzanne McKinley of Lyons, Georgia." It's simple to prepare but so elegant and impressive."

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
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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."

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

Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

This is a perfect finish to any meal. I make the best out of fresh berries with this dessert.—Stephanie Moon, Boise, Idaho.

Upside-Down Strawberry Shortcake

Upside-Down Strawberry Shortcake

Upside-Down Strawberry Shortcake

For a tasty twist at dessert time, this special spring shortcake dessert has a bountiful berry layer on the bottom. The moist and tempting cake is a treat our family has savored for years. -Debra Falkiner, St. Charles, Missouri

Banana Split Shortcake

Banana Split Shortcake

Banana Split Shortcake

I use purchased pound or sponge cake instead of from-scratch biscuits. By varying the fruits, it's a treat for any season. Kids enjoy adding their choice of sandae toppings.—Christi Gillentine, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Make-Ahead Shortcake

Make-Ahead Shortcake

Make-Ahead Shortcake

This lovely layered dessert showcases strawberries. "This family favorite has all the satisfaction of traditional strawberry shortcake with just a dash of distinction," she promises.

Apricot Berry Shortcake

Apricot Berry Shortcake

Apricot Berry Shortcake

"This is a fun an convenient alternative to traditional strawberry shortcake," notes field editor Marion Lowery of Medford, Oregon. "It's a delightful dessert that's easy to assemble using purchased sponge cakes."

Raspberry Pear Shortcake

Raspberry Pear Shortcake

Raspberry Pear Shortcake

This dessert is a nice change of pace from traditional strawberry shortcake. Because the recipe calls for canned pears and either fresh or frozen raspberries, you can make it year-round.
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