Summer is the Time for Shortcakes – But Don’t Limit Them to Strawberry!
As we approach the Fourth of July, it’s time to honor one of summer’s most popular desserts: shortcake! All that rich pastry, light, whipped cream, and sweet, fresh summer fruit make shortcake a favorite among many.
Of course, we default to thinking about strawberry shortcakes. But like with any dessert it’s okay (encouraged, even!) to get creative. Try out a shortcake recipe with your favorite fruit. If you’re at a loss for inspiration, I’ve included some in this roundup (peach shortcake, anyone?).
So what are you waiting for? Get baking! Your Fourth of July cookout will be here before you know it.
Strawberry Shortcake Skillet Cobbler – via Recipe Girl
This recipe takes your typical strawberry shortcake and puts a twist on it. I love the idea of making this in a cast-iron skillet and as a bonus it is super easy. Strawberries galore on that bottom layer – yum!
Peach Shortcake – via The Law Student’s Wife
Not excited about strawberries, or just have a surplus of peaches? You can make a shortcake with them, too, or try this recipe with nectarines if you don’t want to bother peeling them.
Mixed Berry Shortcake – via The Pioneer Woman
I wish I had found this recipe earlier this summer! I bought a bunch of berries at a market because they were so cheap and beautiful. But I couldn’t figure out what to do with them so I ended up making several different desserts. I’ll have to remember it the next time my refrigerator is bursting with berries. This recipe also features a combo of Greek yogurt and heavy cream for the topping, which provides a nice tang.
Paleo, Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake via Perchance to Cook
Sticking to a paleo or gluten-free diet? Never fear – shortcake is still an option! This version features almond flour and coconut flour. And since strawberry shortcake is such a popular summer dessert, this is a great recipe to make and take to a cookout. You never know what your friends and family are eating these days.
Strawberry Shortcake Muffins via Delighted Mama
If you’re anything like me, you’ll eat just about anything as long as it’s the form of a muffin. While I don’t usually get cravings for shortcake, I’m sure I could be persuaded into eating one (or a few) of these.
And for something a little different try our Raspberry Rose Shortcakes, seen in the image above, which combine the floral flavors and aromas from edible roses with fruit, for a pretty-in-pink presentation.