I couldn’t resist making this festive dessert featured on last week’s Friday Favorites! It really is cute, simple, and perfect for the 4th of July! Using store-bought pound cake really helped in making this dessert a snap to put together, and small bite desserts are always great for parties! Hope you all have a wonderful Fourth (and don’t melt)!
Mini Strawberry Shortcakes Print Recipe Here
From Bakers Royale
Makes 12 mini shortcakes
Pound Cake (store-bought or homemade)
Strawberries (about 7 large), sliced
Blueberries (about 12)
***You’ll also need a small cookie cutter & toothpicks.
Cut the pound cake into about 1 inch sections. Stamp out pound cake with a small cookie cutter. Cut each stamped out piece in half if you’d like smaller pieces of pound cake. Put a dot of whipped cream on a piece of pound cake. Place a strawberry on top, followed by another dot of whipped cream, and another piece of pound cake. Repeat until desired height. I found that 3 pieces of pound cake and 3 strawberries allowed a normal sized toothpick to pass through all of the ingredients. Place a dot of whipped cream on the last layer of pound cake. Spear a blueberry with the toothpick and then run the toothpick through the center of the pound cake and strawberry stack.
I sort of had a moral dilemma with buying a pound cake, I usually like making things from scratch. I guess it’s ok to take short-cuts in the kitchen every now and then, right?
Have a fun and safe 4th of July!!!