Patriotic Strawberry Shortcake in serving glasses

Patriotic Strawberry Shortcake

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This Patriotic Strawberry Shortcake is a fun and festive twist on a classic dessert recipe. Made with pound cake, fresh juicy strawberries, and colored cool whip. This is a perfect 4th of July dessert idea that will be a complete hit with all your guests.

Patriotic Strawberry Shortcake with fresh strawberries on the side

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Strawberry season has finally arrived and what better dessert to make than a strawberry shortcake. I love the patriotic twist on this classic strawberry dessert, and it is so much fun for kiddos to help make. This is such an easy recipe to prepare and enjoy anytime during the Summer, but especially in July. If you love making easy patriotic desserts to enjoy with friends and family, you are going to love our Patriotic Jello Cake.

Fresh strawberries on a cutting board

Ingredients needed for patriotic strawberry shortcake

  • Pound Cake: I love the rich buttery flavor of pound cake, but you can also use angel food cake if you prefer.
  • Strawberries: Wash, rinse, and dry strawberries before slicing.
  • Sugar: Add more or less. After sprinkling sugar over strawberries let them sit in the fridge for at least an hour, so they become nice and juicy.
  • Cool Whip: Cool Whip or fresh whipped cream are both great options.
  • Food Coloring: Adding blue food coloring to the cool whip will take this patriotic shortcake to the next level.

How to make patriotic strawberry shortcake

  • In a medium size mixing bowl combine sliced strawberries and sugar until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour. This allows the strawberries to macerate and become juicy.
  • Add food coloring to cool whip and stir to combine well. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Once strawberries have had a chance to get nice and juicy, add cubed pound cake or angel food cake to a Individual serving dishes.
  • Add a heaping spoonful of strawberries and top with cool whip.
  • Serve immediately, Enjoy!
fresh sliced strawberries in a bowl

Can I use frozen strawberries

Frozen strawberries can be used in this recipe, but keep in mind the flavor and texture won’t be quite the same. If using frozen strawberries, thaw them completely before adding sugar.

How to store strawberry shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is best when served between 4-24 hours. Store ingredients separately to prevent the pound cake from getting soggy.

patriotic strawberry shortcake in a serving glass with blue whip cream

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Patriotic Strawberry Shortcake in serving glasses

Patriotic Strawberry Shortcake

April King
This Patriotic Strawberry Shortcake is a fun and festive twist on a classic dessert recipe. Made with pound cake, fresh juicy strawberries, and colored cool whip. This is a perfect 4th of July dessert idea that will be a complete hit with all your guests.
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Prep Time 5 mins
refrigerate 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 342 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs. strawberries, sliced
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 loaf pound cake or angel food cake
  • 1 8oz cool whip
  • blue food coloring

Instructions
 

  • In a medium size mixing bowl combine sliced strawberries and sugar until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour. This allows the strawberries to macerate and become juicy. Add food coloring to cool whip and stir to combine well. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Add food coloring to cool whip and stir to combine well. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Once strawberries have had a chance to get nice and juicy, add cubed pound cake or angel food cake to a Individual serving dishes.
  • Add a heaping spoonful of strawberries and top with cool whip.
  • Serve immediately, Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Calories: 342kcalCarbohydrates: 64.5gProtein: 3.5gFat: 10.3gSodium: 252mgPotassium: 347.1mgFiber: 4.5gSugar: 37.5gVitamin A: 0.5IUVitamin C: 222mgCalcium: 3.6mgIron: 5.5mg
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