Strawberry Recipes

From sweet strawberry cakes and pies to smoothies and even salads, we'll help you make the best of berry season.

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Strawberry-Ginger Smash

This pitcher drink is an effervescent combo of fresh strawberries, ginger, and just a splash of vodka. It will be a smash hit at any late-spring or summer soirée.
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Strawberry Preserves

Rating: 3.5 stars 116
Preserves are exactly that, a delicious way to preserve berries' warm-weather flavor. Making jam can even put to use fruit that is slightly past its prime.

Strawberry Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 733
A buttery-vanilla batter is the base of a cake that brims with a pound of strawberries. We promise that you'll want to eat this berry dessert all summer long.

Quick Strawberry Jam

Rating: 3.5 stars 202
Making your own strawberry jam is as easy as one-two-three. The only ingredients you need to make this recipe are whole, hulled strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. For a quick breakfast or snack, toast slices of country-style bread and top with ricotta cheese and a dollop of jam.

Strawberry Cream Cake

Rating: 4 stars 574
Cake, cream, and berries combine in a treat that's twice as delectable as the sum of its parts. The buttery cake soaks up the strawberry juices, while the whipped cream adds an airy richness.

Vanilla Sponge Cake with Strawberry-Meringue Buttercream

Tall and light-as-air, this three-layer chiffon cake is a strawberry lover's delight. There are three pounds of berries sandwiched between its layers, mixed into the ethereal whipped frosting, and in a sugar-dusted pile on top.

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Rating: 3.5 stars 539
Fresh strawberries go in the batter and the pretty pink frosting for these crowd-pleasing cupcakes. Save the smallest ones for the garnish.

Strawberries-and-Cream Stack Cake

Everyone, meet tiramisu's enchanting summery sister. This no-bake, make-ahead treat may stand tall, but you can whip it up in short order: simply whisk mascarpone and heavy cream into glossy peaks, soak store-bought ladyfingers in a quick caramel, and layer both with sliced fresh strawberries. Let the flavors meld in the refrigerator where they'll achieve the texture of a traditional sponge cake without any baking.
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Macerated Strawberries

Rating: 3.5 stars 140
Use this recipe for macerated strawberries to finish off our Almond Biscuits with Sweetened Ricotta. The strawberries are also delicious served over ice cream or yogurt.

Strawberry Muffins

Bursting with fresh strawberry flavor, these muffins make a delightful treat. Eat them for breakfast, a snack, or dessert -- they give their blueberry siblings a run for their money.

Chiffon Cake with Strawberries and Cream

Rating: 3.5 stars 529
Talk about a delightful twist on berries and cream! This light and airy chiffon cake will instantly transport you to cloud nine, and the luscious fruit filling is what summer dreams are made of.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Whip up a crowd-friendly batch cocktail for summer with this recipe, which calls for just four ingredients—fresh limes, sugar, fresh strawberry, and white rum.
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Inspiration and Ideas

22 Sensational Strawberry Desserts
Celebrate the arrival of spring with these gorgeous strawberry desserts, from traditional shortcakes to ombré cakes, or in the form of strawberry ice cream, semifreddo, and strawberry-rhubarb crisp. 
Our Most Spectacular Strawberry Recipes
We wait all year for strawberry season, when pints of the bright, sugar-sweet berries to appear at roadside stands and in the produce aisle. When they finally do, we celebrate with these strawberry recipes. Learn how to make strawberries the star of breakfast dishes, desserts, cocktails, and even salads.
Strawberry Tart
Rating: 3.5 stars 164

Who doesn't love strawberries? This tart pairs them with a super simple, slightly sweetened cream-cheese filling.