Basic Strawberry Shortcake Recipe – Easiest & Fastest

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Just the mention of Strawberry Shortcake is absolutely mouth-watering. The sweetness of strawberries on a delicious soft cake is a straight delight to anyone’s tastebuds.

Strawberry Shortcake

And you know what? I’m not exaggerating. This recipe is a hit, especially with the kids.

But I’ll be honest, I was a little concerned about the potential for a mom’s most dreaded concern: Mess.

Look, my kids are not the neatest and if I let them serve themselves, that’s just a recipe for disaster.  

So, I tried something new. It’s the same pound cake I would otherwise make, strawberries and whipped cream like before, but I can control the mess. Cute, efficient and, frankly, simple. I love it.

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Similar to this layered Strawberry Trifle, I decided to make the Strawberry Shortcake layered in cups. Perfect for serving if there are kids around who love the cake but can’t stay in one place to eat it. But then, they’re great for anyone., because the idea is they look really nice when arranged and served that way.

Making the Strawberry Shortcake

Get your ingredients first. Prepare your favorite Pound Cake. You can use the store-bought pound cake for ease of use. I like the frozen kind because, you know, easy. But you can make homemade pound cake that you’ll really love, if you want.

If you want to make this a gluten-free strawberry shortcake you can use my Pound Cake recipe,

Then bring out the frozen, sliced and sweetened strawberries, in juice and thaw completely. And of course, the whipped cream.

You will also need several small, clear dessert cup.


To make the Strawberry Shortcake, first, cut 1 slice of pound cake into 8 equal size cubes.

Place 1 tablespoon of strawberries in the bottom of a small dessert cup, then add 4 cubes of pound cake.


Spoon strawberries over the cake, and then cover strawberries with whipped cream.

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Repeat the cake, strawberry, whipped cream process one more time.

Serve & enjoy!!

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This is the most basic recipe to assemble a quick strawberry shortcake recipe that anyone will love!


  • Pound Cake
  • Frozen, Sliced & Sweetened Strawberries, in juice
  • Whipped Cream


  1. Allow strawberries to thaw completely 
  2. Cut 1 slice of pound cake into 8 equal size cubes
  3. Place 1 tablespoon of strawberries in the bottom of a small dessert cup
  4. Add 4 cubes of pound cake
  5. Spoon strawberries over the cake
  6. Cover strawberries with whipped cream
  7. Repeat the cake, strawberry, whipped cream process for as many cups as you need of strawberry shortcake.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

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