7 Summer Shortcake Recipes Slideshow

It’s been over 150 years since its invention, and this American dessert is still a seasonal favorite

Strawberry Shortcake with Orange Scented Whipped Cream Recipe

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This recipe for a classic strawberry shortcake comes from the berry experts at Driscoll's and features a slight modernization: a hint of citrusy orange zest in the freshly whipped cream. 

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Angel Berry-Rhubarb Shortcake Recipe

Karen Mordechai

Light is a relative term when you’re talking about whipping up 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream and embellishing the dessert with a scoop of ice cream. Be that as it may, angel food cake is made with egg whites only and no added fat, so maybe everything balances out.

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Blackberry-Lime Cornmeal Shortcakes Recipe

Paulette Phlipot

Juicy blackberries, fluffy cream, and tender shortcakes collide in this cornmeal and lime-flecked twist on a summer classic.

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Cocoa Shortcakes with Semisweet Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe

Glenn Cormier

Delicate, deeply flavored cocoa shortcakes are split and filled with semisweet chocolate whipped cream and fresh raspberries. It’s fine to bake the shortcakes in advance, but assemble them right before serving.

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Kentucky Bourbon Peach Shortcake Recipe

Karen Mordechai

Kentucky is only a stone’s throw away from Tennessee. The two states kiss along our northern border. So it’s no surprise that next to our own distilled whiskey — one step away from moonshine — the favorite hard liquor around these parts is bourbon.

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Plum Shortcake with Spiked Chantilly Cream Recipe

Barbara Kiebel

A combination of tender shortcake biscuit, fresh summer fruit, and a lightly spiked whipped cream makes for a very adult, very luscious dessert.

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Star-Shaped Blueberry Shortcakes Recipe

Kathleen King

This shortcake can be made as a scone — round and served warm with butter — but I decided to do it in a star shape because it is more fun as a Fourth of July dessert, served with fresh raspberries and whipped cream.  These are delicious and very festive.

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