Upside-Down Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
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Upside-Down Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 272 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 183 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Upside-Down Strawberry Shortcake in Taste of Home April/May 2000, p35

Sweet White Wine

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

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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"

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