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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.

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acwisniewski User ID: 3285652 203562
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

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

Hope2013 User ID: 7524412 40941
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."

nikncarlo User ID: 6658826 75406
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"

RaineB User ID: 1842355 92344
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"Simple and turns out great"

SandyJ932 User ID: 2473778 75405
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"Great Birthday cake"

Kristiana13 User ID: 6105743 26888
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"Great, easy and tasty but REALLY sweet."

gitrumm User ID: 3690284 30220
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."

callmelisa User ID: 1992592 30219
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

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

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