Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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This Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe is from my childhood – I remember being around 10 years old and coming up with recipe. Well I should not say came up with it

Basically what happened was this – I was at the grocery store with my dad and saw the shortcake next to the fresh strawberries

So I got him to buy the strawberries and the cake – we also got cool whip ( am I the only one who used cool whip growing up ?)Β  – When I got home I cut up the strawberries and tossed them into a skillet with some sugar and vanilla ( my obsession with adding vanilla to everything started when I was very young). I cannot believe how often I would just throw things together and hoped they work.

I cooked the strawberries for a few minutes and let it cool then I put the shortcake together

This dessert really reminds me of cooking in my childhood home in the Hollywood Hills


15 years later I was at the grocery store with my dad and I saw the shortcake next to the fresh strawberries — and I knew I had to make it

The only difference is that I paid for everything this time πŸ™‚

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

I know strawberries are not in season but I found them reasonably priced at Walmart and Winco – under $2 for a pint

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

This Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe is a perfect recipe for kids to help make – I know from experience πŸ˜‰

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

The sauce is from the strawberries themselves – seriously addicting – yum yum yum – I do think it goes well with the vintage plate ( which I picked up at an Estate Sale for $2 – it is my new love)

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

I really hope you try my Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe – it is simple perfection from my childhood


Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe



  • ¼ Cup of White Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Pint of Strawberries - cut into ¼ths
  • Whipped Cream
  • Shortcake ( found near the fresh strawberries)


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat - combine sugar, vanilla, and sugar - stir so the strawberries are well covered with sugar
  2. Leave to heat for 5 minutes - stir - if the sugar all dissolved and there is a syrup you are done
  3. Pour strawberries into a bowl with the juice and allow to cool - the juice will thicken when it cools
  4. Take each shortcake and fill with whipped cream
  5. Cover with your strawberry mixture
  6. Enjoy