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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Quick Strawberry Jam

Rating: 3.49 stars
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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 Cake

Rating: 3.68 stars
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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.

Strawberry Preserves

Rating: 3.66 stars
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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 Cream Cake

Rating: 3.77 stars
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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.

Chiffon Cake with Strawberries and Cream

Rating: 3.49 stars
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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.

Sprinkles' Strawberry Cupcakes

Rating: 3.64 stars
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This recipe for delicious strawberry cupcakes is from Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes. There is fresh strawberry purée in both the cake batter and the buttercream frosting.

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Go the full eight minutes when creaming the butter and sugar—it helps incorporate air and will give these berry and cream cupcakes a light and fluffy texture.

Macerated Berry Topping

Rating: 4.1 stars
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This mix of berries is our preferred finishing touch for summer (so long, cherry on top!).

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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Boozy Red Sangria

Strawberries and citrus are macerated with sugar, orange liqueur, and vodka or tequila, then finished with red wine and seltzer for an extra-spirited sangria.

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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our Most Spectacular Strawberry Recipes
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22 Sensational Strawberry Desserts
Celebrate 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. We love you, winter-friendly tropical fruit, but now it's time to enjoy desserts made from sliced, whole, and pureed strawberries!

Macerated Strawberries

Rating: 3.31 stars
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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.