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Mini Strawberry Shortcakes

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes are so yummy and cute, you’ll want to serve them at every event. They’re a tiny dessert, but they pack a big punch.

These adorable strawberry parfaits are also made with homemade whipped cream. Can it get any better?

There’s just something fun about having your own little dessert to hold. It makes Mini Strawberry Shortcakes so special. Your guests will love how adorable they are, and be thrilled when they take their first bite.

How to Make This Dessert

To get started, you’ll need mini glass dishes (ad) of some sort. They can match, or be totally different. Mini mason jars (ad) also work great for layered desserts, and have so many uses!

You’ll also need a small pound cake from your local grocery store, a container of strawberries, some sugar, vanilla, and homemade whipped cream (which I’ll describe how to make below).

Start by cutting a small pound cake loaf into cubes. Next, it’s time to slice the strawberries into small bites.

Place the strawberries into a bowl, then add 2 Tbsp. of sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Stir and let sit while you make the whipped cream.

How to Make Whipped Cream

Pour a pint of heavy whipping cream into the bowl of your stand-up mixer (ad) and crank it up! In only one minute, you’ll have beautiful peaks of fluffy whipped cream which is so much better than the refrigerated stuff. Add a little powdered sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla for flavor, then mix with a big spoon.

As in all good things, the fun starts when you throw it all together. Layer a few cubes of pound cake in the bottom of each glass, followed by strawberries with syrup, then add whipped cream. Repeat the steps and finish with a sliced strawberry on top.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes take a small amount of work for a big payoff. They’re the perfect dessert for bridal showers, children’s parties, and birthday celebrations.

At what occasion would you like to serve these little treats?

Be sure to leave a comment below the recipe about this or any other dish you see on Quiche My Grits. I love hearing from you!

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Mini Strawberry Shortcakes


  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes are so yummy and cute, you’ll want to serve them at every event. They’re the perfect dessert for bridal showers, children’s parties, and birthday celebrations.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 small loaf of poundcake 
  • 16 oz. strawberries, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Purchase or make a small loaf of pound cake and cut into cubes.  Set aside. 
  2. Slice strawberries into small bites. Combine with sugar and water in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. In a mixer, (ad) beat whipping cream until peaks form.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla.  Stir well.
  4. In small glass containers, (ad) begin layering shortcakes by adding a few cubes of pound cake to each glass, followed by strawberries with syrup, then whipped cream.  
  5. Repeat the layering steps, and finish with a sliced strawberry on top.

Notes

Place shortcakes on a pan and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mixer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: strawberry shortcakes, dessert, cake, mini cakes, mini strawberry shortcakes, mini desserts, strawberries, valentine’s day

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5 Comments

  1. Those are calling my name!!! I can hear them!!

  2. These look delicious, I am definitely going to give them a try . Thank you for sharing

  3. I’m looking forward to making this dessert, but wanted to let you know that the coding for printing the recipe is forcing a subscription to your site over the Title area of the printed recipe and cutting off the top of the picture. You might want to notify your technical people as that may be happening to other recipes as well.

    • Hi Betsy. Are you printing from mobile or desktop? Also, it would help me to know what browser you are using. I will take a look and see what I can do to fix the problem. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

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