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Sure, add strawberries to anything, and it’s delicious, but there’s something special, and I mean really special, about strawberry shortcake. Though the fruit, cream, and biscuit combination dates back to medieval records in England, it certainly planted its roots in the States. With summer growing seasons being so precious and fleeting, people celebrated the berry harvest of the early summer season with shortcake parties. This dessert is so important that June 14th is recognized as National Strawberry Shortcake Day. Whether you want a bite of the summer in the depth of winter or want to serve up a farm-fresh pint of strawberries in a special way, here are some ways to get that warm summer feeling!

Strawberry Shortcake Squares

Remember waiting for the ice cream truck or searching the selection in the chest freezer at the local general store? Everyone remembers the happy pink color and the strawberry scent of those Good Humor strawberry shortcake bars. Well, prepare to have nostalgia hit hard because These Strawberry Shortcake Squares have the same crumb coating as those famous popsicles. Luckily with this dessert, it won’t melt on you! An easy cake mix base has a layer of whipped filling and is topped with a two-tone white and pink crumble. The flavors of a shortcake can last long, but they won’t, one serving just won’t be enough! Click the link to get the recipe!

Slab Strawberry Shortcake

This Slab Strawberry Shortcake is meant for a crowd, and it will certainly feed a crowd plus some! A full sheet pan worth of shortcakes is baked until golden. Next, an ample layer of whipped cream sets the stage for macerated strawberries that have a syrupy fresh sauce to tag along. No fussy prepping is required — just slice and serve! To get this friendly summer-in-a-pan dessert recipe click here.

Strawberry Shortcake Fluff Salad

The classic strawberry shortcake gets a midcentury vintage spin with this Strawberry Shortcake Fluff Salad. A creamy filling made of whipped topping and strawberry pudding becomes the base for pieces of angel food cake, mini marshmallows, and plenty of fresh strawberries. You won’t want to turn a blind eye to this sleeping recipe. Get the recipe here!

Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake

With only six ingredients and no baking, this Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake checks off all of the boxes of light and refreshing, perfect for a spring or summer day! There’s no cake involved. Graham crackers act as the layers between a billowy cream cheese-based filling and slices of strawberries. If you can wait for four hours, then you’ll have the layers marry together, but if you can let it sit in the fridge overnight, it’ll taste even better! Don’t believe that a dessert can be this easy? Check the recipe out here!

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