Quick & Easy Strawberry Shortcake

strawberries

You ever find yourself passing a display of strawberries in the grocery store or farmers market and wonder what you might make with them? I usually eat them fresh as a snack but my sweet tooth wanted me to make Strawberry Shortcakes instead.

strawberry shortcake

Here’s a look at how these are made…

sliced strawberries

Start by slicing roughly one pint of the strawberries.

brown sugar syrup

Next, combine approximately 1/3 cup of brown sugar and a tablespoon of water in a saucepan and cook on medium-low for just a few minutes until the brown sugar is melted.

strawberries and syrup

Pour the liquid brown sugar on top of the berries and mix until coated.

strawberries in juice

Let the strawberries sit for 30 minutes, allowing them to release some of their juices.

cake shell

I’m sure you’ve seen these little cake shells in the grocery store. Buy a package of these along with a container of Cool Whip.

strawberries and cake shell

Spoon a few strawberries along with a bit of the sweetened juice onto the cake shell.

strawberry shortcake

Finally, top it all off with a dollop of Cool Whip, find a cozy chair to snuggle into and enjoy!


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I am a born and raised Georgia Peach, lover of Food and how it brings people together, a woman of Faith and die-hard Inspiration sponge.

20 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Strawberry Shortcake

  1. browneyes_24b

    All I can say is “mmmmmmm,” that looks so good! Light and refreshing! I love fresh strawberries! Stopping by from SITS – hope you have a great day!

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  2. Chennifer

    I really want a dessert now!

    dropping in from SITS

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  3. Priscilla

    I’ve never tried the whole brown-sugar sauce. I would definitely like to! Great idea. 🙂

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  4. Lindsay Rudolph

    I LOVE this dessert! This time of year just makes me crave it. From now until August, when I want something sweet, it will be strawberry shortcake. This recipe might have to be used this weekend. Thanks!

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  5. Adrienne

    Yum! I love Strawberry Shortcake!

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  6. karen

    Oh man I really want this for breakfast…can you make me some, *wink*

    Happy Saturday SHAREFEST

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    1. Teresa

      Thanks Karen. Strawberry Shortcake for breakfast sounds perfect!

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  7. misssrobin

    Oh, man. That looks yummy! Thanks for sharing your glaze recipe. I’ve never used the strawberries any way but plain. I’ll have to give that a try.

    Happy Sharefest. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Teresa

      Thanks MissRobin! Plain strawberries are great but I like to moisten my cake a little with the sweetness of the syrup.

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  8. Akaleistar

    Love strawberry shortcake!

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    1. Teresa

      So happy you do Akaleistar. Thanks for taking time to stop by.

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  9. Alison

    That’s so clever! Love strawberries.

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    1. Teresa

      Thanks Alison!

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  10. Andrea

    That’s how I make mine, too! Stopping by from #SITSSHAREFEST!

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    1. Teresa

      Glad to know I’m not the only one. Thanks for visiting Andrea!

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  11. Karen @ Karen's Soiree

    This looks amazing! I love any type of dessert that has strawberry in it. Just perfect for summer!
    Happy Sharefest and have a great day!!

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    1. Teresa

      Thank you Karen!

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  12. Britton

    I make my strawberry shortcakes with the cake bottom pictured here, but I always use the strawberry glaze. I am definitely going to use this mixture next time because I don’t really like the glaze too much! Stopping in from Sharefest!
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    1. Teresa

      Hi Britton. I’ve never tried the strawberry glaze before. I think you’ll like the brown sugar syrup. Just pile a few strawberries on the cake shell then drizzle a little of the syrup on top. Enjoy!!!

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  13. Rachel Cotterill

    Oh, yes please! I have a real weakness for strawberries.
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