Strawberry Shortcake

strawberry, whipped cream, cake
Layered white cake with a hint of lemon filled with strawberry whipped cream and strawberry jam.

Is it finally spring? There are days I wake up and walk outside and it feels as though winter is still lingering. But today, today was 80 degrees, and tomorrow and the next day. I think we have finally jumped over the hump and spring is in the air. Trees are filled with buds, leaves and flowers. The cherry blossoms are coming to an end, sometimes it looks as though it’s raining flowers. But lilacs are budding, roses are beginning to emerge and sweet fragrant flowers fill the air all around. 

cake, strawberry, layer cake
Layers of delicate white cake and strawberry whipped cream.

That spring air definitely puts some pep in your step and makes you want to be outside to take walks, start the garden and head to the Farmer’s Market. Strawberries are just starting to pop up, not quite locally for me in Portland but some beautiful ones from California. This is the big kickoff and hopes that summer is just around the corner. I’m ready to start planting my garden, long days, BBQs and endless time with friends and family. 

Sometimes bloggers like to get together, virtually and put together quite the party. Like our last one that highlighted carrots. Today I’m joined by over 90 bloggers sharing all things strawberry…because #straweberriesarethejam , follow that hashtag on Instagram for the most beautiful feed you’ll ever see! 

whipped cream, cake, strawberries
Layers of delicate white cake and strawberry whipped cream.

I could eat strawberries by the bucket, I will sit and pick them all summer long from my garden. The sweetest, and most delectable strawberries in all the world! When I think about strawberries, I immediately think of strawberries and cream, a natural and perfect combination that is classic and never disappoints. I took one of my favorite cake recipes, made some tweaks and filled it with the simplest strawberry whipped cream and homemade strawberry jam. Easy enough for a backyard BBQ or elegant enough for a formal dinner party.  Not fussy,  just a perfect simple cake. I hope you give it a try! I love seeing your creations be sure to tag me on Instagram @CosettesKitchen or post on my Facebook Page. You can find a list of the bloggers and links to their amazing recipes below and be sure to follow the hashtag #strawberriesarethejam for loads of inspiration! 


A list of the amazing bloggers contributing to our fabulous strawberry party: 

Rebecca and Ruth Bloom @squaremealroundtable Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Pavlova
Joy Huang @joyosity Strawberry Matcha Cream Cheese Tart
Jenny Kaicher @catgrammer strawberry & cheese danish  
Annie Garcia @WhatAnniesEating Vegan Strawberry + Basil Ice Cream
Michele Di Pietro @MangiaWithMichele Bruschetta w/ Spicy Strawberry Tomato Jam, Goat Cheese & Basil
Heifa Odeh @fufuinthekitchen Vegan Strawberry Banana Ice cream Sandwiches
Natalie Popkave @beeandthebaker
Strawberry Pie – Red wine soaked strawberries with black peppercorn
Emily Wilson @thishealthytable Strawberry Tahini Short Cake
Becca Rea-Holloway @floursinyourhair Strwaberry Milk Donuts
Kate Wood @katie_clova Strawberry Icebox Pie
Marcia Smart @smartinthekitchen Rustic Strawberry Galette
Mimi Newman @miminew strawberry-jam filled brioche donuts
Irena Steinjan @flottelottehaan Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
Cyn Robinson @betterwitbiscuits Strawberry Cobbler
Samantha Gutmanis @mykitchenlove Strawberry Rhubarb Tart
Shannon McDowell @rumblyinmytumbly_ Strawberry Scones
Michelle C @siftandsimmer Rose Strawberry Hibiscus Mille Crepe Cake
Ari Laing @wellseasonedstudio Classic vanilla layer cake with mascarpone buttercream and fresh strawberries
Jean Choi @whatggmaate No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)
Sami Romansky @moreicingthancake Strawberry, Balsamic & Black Pepper Babka
Marianne Madison @my.recipe.addiction Strawberry Vanilla Bean Cake  
Kristina Cho @eatchofood Strawberry Basil Glazed Donuts
Brandi @cocoaandsalt Strawberry Pistachio Tart
Paula @gobblethecook Strawberry Fraisier  
Enrica Monzani @asmallkitcheningenoa Italian Riviera strawberries salad
Maren Ellingboe @marenkiersti Angel Food Cake with Whipped Cream & Strawberries
Nicole Perry @amodestfeast Greek Yogurt With Crispy Quinoa and Roasted Strawberries
Marie Roffey @sugarsaltmagic Strawberry Mousse Tart
kate aliberti @kaaliberti Strawberry Rhubarb Pie x
Kate Ramos @holajalapeno Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Margarita
Annie D’Souza @worthypause Strawberry-Basil Shrub Cocktail
Jo Harrington @jojoromancer TBD strawberry pie  
Tia Lilley @hotdishingitout Panna Cotta with Strawberry Jelly
Karen Carbone @whatskarencooking Strawberry Eton Mess
Sam Sabol @samsabol Baked Brie with spicy strawberry compote  
Amanda Samuels @figsandflour Shrimp Tacos with Strawberry Apricot Salsa
Elsa Hannaford @piegirlbakes Strawberry ginger pie
Helen Nugent @batterednbaked Strawberry pie TBA  
Kylie Mazon @cookingwithcocktailrings Basil Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake
Patricia Rivero @cooking.again Chocolate meringue with white chocolate moisse and strawberries.
Denisse Salinas @lepetitchefsb Strawberry Orange Blossom Tartlets
Maia Paul @thecookbooknerd Strawberry, goat cheese and basil Schiacciata  
Rebecca Clark @mamaclarkskitchen French Strawberry Tart  
Amisha Gurbani @thejamlab TBD
Niki Smalec @cleanplateclb Mini strawberry Bundt cakes with lemon glaze
Jessica @effyeahfood TBD
Sónia Pereira @thehealthysins Coconut flour Crepes topped with fresh strawberries and coconut yogurt
Sylvie Charles @justdatesyrup strawberry date syrup oat crumble
Kasey Goins @well_fedsoul Strawberry Almond Mascarpone Cake
Jennifer Huang Strawberry and Mascarpone Creme Crepe Cake  
Katherine Turro @katherineinbrooklyn Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream
Leanne Combden @crumbtopbaking Strawberry Chia Jam Oat Bars
Marianne Lynn @mariannes_kitchen Strawberry Madeleines
Jennifer Caroff @foodsoulutions Strawberry Soup (savory and sweet)
jess larson @playswellwithbutter strawberry salad with goat cheese, grilled chicken, & maple balsamic vinaigrette
Melissa Cortina @melissalcortina Pickled Green Strawberries
Becky Sue Wilberding @bakingthegoods Mini Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes
Cristina Manjon @fortyninefigs Strawberries and Cream Paris-Brest  
Ginger Smith @lemonthymeandginger Strawberry Basil No Churn Ice Cream
Wendy Aceto @theciaofandiary Strawberry Tarts  
Clemence Gossett @gourmandisela Strawberry Pistachio Salad
Bebe Carminito @champagneandcookies Strawberry & Sesame Whole Wheat Pop Tarts with Strawberry Tahini Glaze
Fiona McCabe @made_fromscratch Roasted strawberry and basil ice cream
Lisa McDaniel @tinykitchencapers Strawberries and Cream Pound Cake
Kirsten Schimoler @ritualsofthekitchen
Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Strawberry Rhubarb & Ginger Compote, Yogurt & Fresh Berries
Ruth Tam @rushyama Mini Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Ganache
Jessie Sheehan @jessiesheehanbakes strawberry basil turnovers ‎
Nadia Hubbi & Deana Kabakibi @sweetpillarfood TBD
Joanna Kulma @asiakulma strawberry & pistachio galette  
Annie Campbell @annielcampbell Strawberry Pavlova
Majed ali @thecinnaman Rose Hibiscus Strawberry Icebox Pie
Lindsay Surowitz @weeknightbite TBD  
Shahla Rashid @myberkeleykitchen Strawberry Kale Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Elizabeth Van Lierde @college_housewife
Thida Bevington @thida.bevington Strawberry galette  
Kim Pawell @somethingnewfordinner Watermelon, Tomato and Strawberry Salad with Burrata
Kaitlyn Guarini @currentmoodfood Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake
Anam Khan @anamazingappetite Vanilla Strawberry Tart
Denise Browning @easyanddelish Strawberry Brigadeiros
Mary Kasprzak @blossomtostem Mezcal Lime Strawberry Pavlova
Candace Nelson @candacenelson Strawberry Shortcakes  
Bella Karragiannidis @ful.filled Lilac Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream
Donna Shin @bappygirl Strawberry Spinach Almond Salad
Michelle M @glykiazoisweetlife
Rezel Kealoha @rezelkealoha Rose Poached Strawberries with Thyme Flowers
Sam Adler @frostingandfettuccine Strawberry Basil layer cake with strawberry simple syrup
Daniela Gerson @ChefDanielaGerson
Mascarpone Tart ~ Strawberries & Candied Pecans ~ Pretzel Crust
Uschi Ernst @dukkah_queen Rhubarb crumble with strawberries  
Plum Lucky @plumluckypiepi Strawberry elderflower pie with strawberry crust  
Ellen Gray @nomoremrnicepie Fresh Strawberry Pie
Jordan Elbaum @pricklyfresh Strawberry Burratta Kale Salad with Pistachio & Lemon Vinaigrette
Jess & Margarita @farmandcoastcookery Strawberry & Thyme Shortcake
Stephanie Ibarra @ChiPieDesserts Strawberry Hand Pies  
Nilufar Kayhani @lifeasalotus
Katie Olsen @katiebirdbakes Strawberry Crumble Bars
Valerie Six @sixsnippets Strawberry Fool


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Strawberry Shortcake
strawberry, whipped cream, cake
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
strawberry, whipped cream, cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter + flour a (3) 6" (3" deep) cake rounds.
  2. In stand mixer, mix eggs, vanilla, lemon zest and sugar until blended and smooth.
  3. Add flour, baking powder + salt on low speed.
  4. Finally add the oil and lemon juice. Blend until smooth, be sure to scrape down sides and bottom. Batter will be thick.
  5. Divide the batter equally among the 3 cake pans.
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Remove when done, let cool and remove cakes from pans to allow to fully cool.
Whipped Cream
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, attach your whisk attachment and pour your heavy cream in the bowl.
  2. Whip cream to almost stiff peaks on high speed, just before peaks stiffen, add your strawberry jam and salt, continue to whisk.
  3. Whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  1. Place a dollop of whipped cream on your cake plate or cake board.
  2. Place one cake round on top of dollop the spread a generous amount of whipped cream and spread. Place a about a heaping tablespoon of jam in the center.
  3. Place next round on top and repeat with the 3rd layer.
  4. Spread whipped cream on top and sides of cake and smooth.
  5. Decorate with strawberries and serve.
Recipe Notes

If you don't have 6" cake rounds:
9x13 pan ~ 30-35 minutes
bundt ~ 60 minutes
9" rounds ~ 30 minutes

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