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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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 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.

Strawberry Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 733
This light, tender cake is infused with vanilla and studded with a whole pound of ripe strawberries. Don't have strawberries on hand? Feel free to experiment with other berries you love, such as blackberries or raspberries, or even with juicy stone fruit, like plums or nectarines. It's an easy cake to bake on a weekend morning and enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea, or as a delightful afternoon snack.

Macerated Berry Topping

Rating: 4 stars 20
This mix of berries is our preferred finishing touch for summer (so long, cherry on top!).

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.

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 Bread

The recipe for this fruit-swirled quick bread comes from Debbie Cascio-van Hees, a reader from the Netherlands. It calls for fresh strawberries, but you can substitute thawed frozen berries. Softened cream cheese is a delicious spread.

Strawberry Preserves

Rating: 3.5 stars 116
You only need three ingredients to make these delightful homemade strawberry preserves, two pounds of strawberries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice. This allows the flavor of the berries to really shine. Another bonus: making jam or preserves is a great way to use up less than perfect fruit. This recipe can be doubled or tripled to make a larger batch of jam. If you want the preserves to last longer than three weeks in the refrigerator, you'll need to process the jars in in a hot water canning bath.

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.

Pink Croquembouche

French for "crunch in the mouth," croquembouche is a tower of cream puffs held together by hot caramel. Martha makes the dessert even more showstopping by turning the pastries pink and filling them with strawberry buttercream.

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.

Strawberries-and-Cream Cheesecake

Rating: 3.5 stars 244
This dessert is proof that cheesecake can be as unexpected as it is delicious. Thanks to intense oven-roasted strawberries, folded into a blend of tangy mascarpone and cream cheese, this treat will please on every level.

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.
Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream and Berries
Rating: 3.5 stars 52

This simple chocolate cake is a favorite of Lucinda Scala Quinn's oldest son, Calder. Topped with whipped cream and sliced strawberries, it makes for an easy and delicious dessert.