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Strawberry Shortcake with Blueberry Whipped Cream

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dessert recipe, layered dessert, strawberry dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 410 kcal
Author: Lisa Marie Todd
What's a summer BBQ without strawberry shortcake?  This recipe tops it all off with a homemade Blueberry Whipped Cream.


Whipped Cream

  • 1 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blueberry Syrup

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup water

Strawberry Shortcake

  • 1 1/2 pounds of fresh strawberries stemmed and quartered
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup blueberries optional and will be added in before assembling shortcake
  • 1 store-bought plain pound cake


Whipped Cream

  1. In a medium bowl, add cream, sugar and vanilla. You can use an electric stand mixer or a handheld electric mixer set at medium speed to mix the cream.
  2. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Whipped cream can be made 1 day before use.

Blueberry Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan combine blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and water. Stir well and bring to a boil.

  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Using a fine mesh strainer over a bowl, pour the blueberry mixture into the strainer. Gently press the berries with a large spoon to release the berry juices.
  4. Pour into a contain and refrigerate.

Strawberry Shortcake

  1. In a large bowl, combine the strawberries and sugar. Stir well until sugar is fully dissolved. Set aside.
  2. Slice pound cake into 1” slices. Set aside.

To Assemble Strawberry Shortcake

  1. Remove strawberry mixture from refrigerator and spoon out 1/4 cup of the mixture and place into a small bowl.
  2. Mash the berry mixture with a fork. Add the mashed berries back into the original bowl. If using blueberries, add into the mixture and gently mix well.
  3. On a small plate, place one slice of pound cake. Top with the desired amount of berry mixture and whipped cream. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Shortcake with Blueberry Whipped Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 286mg12%
Potassium 309mg9%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 715IU14%
Vitamin C 75.1mg91%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.