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Upside-Down Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Upside-Down Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • Fresh strawberries and whipped cream


  • 1. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; set aside. In a small bowl, combine strawberries and gelatin powder; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  • 3. Pour batter over the marshmallows. Spoon strawberry mixture evenly over batter. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Garnish with strawberries and whipped cream. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 272 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein

Reviews for Upside-Down Strawberry Shortcake

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"Love this recipe! I have been making it for years......"

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"I loved this recipe. I made this for Easter and everyone loved it. This is one of my favorites.

I followed the exact directions on the recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2012

"followed this recipe exactly to the letter and it did not come out good at all. i dont know what i did wrong here. really upset"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"Simple and turns out great"

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"Great Birthday Cake"

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"Great, easy and tasty but REALLY sweet."

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"Delicious! This turned out better than I expected and was the perfect summer dessert. It would be good with whipped topping or ice cream, but it is wonderful on its own! I will make this again and again. It is easy and great enough for company! I am going to try it with blueberries next time."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

"Wonderful flavor. So much better that anything coming for a box"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.