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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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Mixed Berry Shortcake

Mixed Berry Shortcake

Mixed Berry Shortcake

This fruit-filled summer dessert looks so pretty served in parfait glasses. Strawberries, blueberries and a cool custard sauce are layered between tender cubes of homemade shortcake. Our Test Kitchen came up with the berry delicious treat.

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

It seems I can never get enough of Grandma's shortcake! This recipe is special to me and it's the first thing I bake when my strawberries ripen in spring.

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
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Strawberry Chocolate Shortcakes

Strawberry Chocolate Shortcakes

Strawberry Chocolate Shortcakes

This fluffy, creamy strawberry shortcake is adapted from my sister's recipe. The drizzle of chocolate sauce on top is a great addition to this sweet, delightful dessert. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, 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."

Star-Spangled Shortcake

Star-Spangled Shortcake

Star-Spangled Shortcake

Celebrate Independence Day with this patriotic treat dreamed up by our home economists. Star-shaped corn muffins are terrific when topped with ice cream and colorful berries.

Peach Shortcake

Peach Shortcake

Peach Shortcake

With blushing fresh peaches in plentiful supply, Karen Owen of Rising Sun, Indiana thinks this appealing layered dessert can't be beat. "Brown sugar and ginger give the shortcake its mellow, sweet-spicy flavor," she notes.

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.

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."

Frozen Peach Shortcake Squares

Frozen Peach Shortcake Squares

Frozen Peach Shortcake Squares

A sprig of fresh mint on top of each serving will give it extra "wow" appeal.

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
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