Dessert Recipe: Party Sized / Punch Bowl Strawberry Shortcake

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Punchbowl Strawberry Shortcake

One of the best thing about the arrival of summer is fresh fruit coming into season. One favorite recipe of many is strawberry shortcake. This recipe is large enough to feed ten people and is perfect for cookouts, reunions, and barbecues. It is the perfect ending to a summer meal.

I often take this dessert to events, family gatherings, and to people I visit. Preparing it directly into a large crock pot with a lid makes it portable. I especially love my crock pot because it comes with a tote bag so nothing leaks.

It is important to keep this strawberry shortcake refridgerated until use and do not place it into hot sunlight.

4.8 stars from 10 ratings of Strawberry Shortcake

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Can serve ten lucky people a cup each.
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Ingredients

  • 1 Pound (16 oz.) Fresh Strawberries, Cleaned/ Sliced
  • OR 1 16 oz. Bag Frozen Strawberries, Thawed, drained, pat dry
  • 2 Tubs (8 oz.) Strawberry Glaze
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Family Sized (24 oz.) Sarah Lee Pound Cake, (or any other brand), thawed
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Can (7 oz.) Reddi Wip Cream, (or your favorite cream)
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No Cooking or Baking Necessary!

  1. Thaw the Sara Lee Poundcake (you can also use pre made poundcakes from a bakery). Slice the pound cake in thin, even layers. You will use the entire poundcake.
  2. Wash the fresh strawberries and pat them dry. If using frozen strawberries, drain these in a colander and pat them dry. Clean tops from strawberries and slice them. Put them in a large bowl. Cover strawberries in 2 tablespoons of sugar and the tablespoon of lemon juice. Allow them to sit for 15 minutes. This process will bring out the natural juices of the strawberries.
  3. Inside a large punchbowl, place a layer of shortcake slices to the bottom of the bowl. Add a layer of sliced strawberries, then a layer of strawberry glaze, followed by a layer of whipped cream. Continue layering until you get to the top of the bowl.
  4. Top your strawberry shortcake off with the remaining strawberries and glaze. Decorate with whipped cream. Enjoy!

Alternate Directions for Shortcakes

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake Recipe


Many people are fond of the old fashioned type of strawberry shortcake made with Bisquick Mix. This will increase preparation and baking time but can be a lower fat alternative to pound cake. Mix 2 1/4 cups of Bisquick mix with 2/3 cups of milk, 3 tablespoons of sugar and 3 tablespoons of butter until a soft dough forms. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes at 425F. Split warm short cakes into 2 layers. Fill and top shortcakes with strawberries, glazy, and whipped cream.


Blueberry or Peach Shortcake


If you prefer bluberries or peach for your shortcake, you can substitute 16 oz. of fresh or frozen or canned blueberries or peaches with the strawberries. Omit the strawberry glaze. If using canned blueberries or peaches, you do not need to add sugar and lemon juice to this mix.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Cup
Calories 250
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Carbohydrates 46 g15%
Sugar 26 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 6 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Fun Facts About Strawberries


Strawberries are a fruit, and the only fruit with seeds on the outside.


The strawberry's closest relative is the rose. It is part of the rose family.


Strawberries have been used as an ancient aphrodisiac. Ancients believed that if you wanted someone to fall in love with you, you should split a strawberry in half, eat one half and give the other to your desired one.

What is your favorite fruit?

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Other Strawberry Recipes

  • Dip strawberries in chocolate for a lavis treat. Dip in whipped cream.


  • Make a strawberry and spinach salad. In a large bowl, toss together the spinach and strawberries. In a medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup oil, 1/4 vinegar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/4 teaspon of paprika, and two tablespoons of sesame seeds. Mix with the spinach and strawberries, and toss to coat.


  • Add fresh sliced strawberries to a cup of yogurt, bowl of ceral, or your favorite ice cream!

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This looks delicious! Perfect timing for this dessert as strawberry picking time is here :) I often go to the local strawberry farms and pick my own. I never thought about the strawberry being the only fruit with the seeds on the outside. Thanks for this recipe.

Sharing, rating and pinning.


kelleyward 4 years ago

This looks amazing! I'm allergic to strawberries but I love blueberries. I'm trying this one! Take care, Kelley


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HawaiiHeart 4 years ago from Hawaii

This looks so refreshing and perfect for a summer gathering!


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savingkathy 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This looks and sounds delicious! I will definitely have to give this one a try now that stawberry season is here. Thanks for sharing!


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Strawberries are not my favorite fruits but that looks so yummy! I doubt if I can resist eating it. Awesome Hub!


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Oh Tammy, this looks so good! I can just taste it, Mmmm! lol

I love making layered desserts for gatherings, they always go well. You can bet I will be making this soon. Very refreshing, perfect for summer......

Voting up, sharing, delicious and everything!!


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Suzie HQ 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Looks and sounds great Tammy! I love all the fruits of the forrest, particularly strawberries.Thanks for posting this, must give this a go!!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Yummy! I love strawberry desert. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

I could eat that now. Party size and all!


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bdegiulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Now doesn't that look good. I'm ready to dive in right now. Thank You.


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Paige Ronchetti 4 years ago from Chicago

This sounds delicious! And it's so easy. :-)


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

My goodness this looks delicious! Great photos and instructions! Thank you!


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LadyLyell 4 years ago from George, South Africa

This is a yummy recipe and looks so impressive. It has the real wow factor!

I'll certainly try it out as it must be flop proof so ideal to serve when having guests.

I always prepare recipes that can be made ahead when entertaining and this sounds like one such recipe.

Thanks!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks to everyone for your comments! I would normally respond individually, but the reply button isn't working. I appreciate all of you for stopping by. Come on over and we'll have some!


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

First, i love Raspberries. Thank you for this part of heaven. ...and strawberry prices in SF are REAL GOOD.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

I LOVE raspberries (and blackberries) too Mhatter99. I should add them to the quiz. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!


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Carmen H 4 years ago

strawberries/blueberries...mmmm, shortcake...mmmm Gotta try this recipe. I'm sure I'll love it. I didn't know that strawberries and roses are related, thanks for that.


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anusujith 4 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

Looks yummy... I will try it. But the problem is Strawberry is not plenty here...


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and commenting Carmen H. I hope you enjoy it!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for commenting anusujith. I am sorry strawberries aren't readily available in your area. I know they are pretty regional. Is there a fruit that grows in your region? Thanks for stopping by.


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

yummy! I do like strawberry shortcake. I do not like to make it myself. Can I come over for a slice?


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anusujith 4 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

Here, Mango, jack fruit, Pine apple and Papaya are very much available and they are pretty cheap too in the market...


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for visiting Ausitinstar. I will make enough for all of us and we can make a party out of it.

Wow anusujith. I don't know what jackfruit is, but mango is wonderful!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I will pass this along to Bev since I don't eat strawberries. I know, it's a character defect, but what can I say? Great recipe; the pictures look great; now if I could only gain an appreciation for those red devils. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

I must say I appreciate your wonderful hub patronage. You continue to read hubs about prom dresses, crafts and food you don't enjoy. This is why you are one of the best hub buddies ever!


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molometer 4 years ago

This looks absolutely delicious and nutritious. I am going to be the size of a house by the end of this month with all these great dessert recipe's.

Group sized strawberry shortcake for parties? depends on the size of the party lol

All the votes Tammy well done. Tweet.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi tammy, nice one! lol! I love my strawberries and this looks amazing, I think when you say glace we over here call it icing sugar? have to look that up just to make sure I am using the right ingredient, wonderful!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Molometer! There are so many wonderful recipes this month, I feel the same way! Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing!

Hi Nell Rose! I have learned much about British food this month and it has been so interesting. I appreciate your visit!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

This would be a big hit at any family dinner or picnic! It's beautiful to look at, too. I could put strawberries on anything and love it. I'll give this some stars for sure an a vote UP.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

This is a winner, and the alternative fruits right on target. Great pictures Tammy! You are a wonderful host and your hub will be shared and pinned! Gee 1:12 A.M. and ready to get something to snack on!

LORD


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A yummy dessert with a drool-worthy photo ! I am a big fan of fresh strawberries and pound cake. Fortunately, strawberries are available in a grocery store near my house and I often bought them! This is an easy and quick to make recipe! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up & Socially Shared


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

What a great idea, Tammy, making a unique strawberry shortcake in a punchbowl. Who knew? Thanks for this intriguing and simple to make recipe.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for your kind comments:

Mary615

Lord De Cross

ishwayaraaa22

drbj

I appreciate you all for stopping by. I will save you all some. :)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

What a great idea for strawberry shortcakes --- especially since it's made for a large crowd. Voting this Up and Useful.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks alocsin. This is a party favorite. Thanks for your wonderful visit.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Tammy, this article is wonderful. I love Strawberry anything. Where I live at, Marrie Calander sells strawberry pies whenever they are in season. Your shortcake looks just as good - even better!

Kudos to you on this hub

John


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

Strawberries is a favourite of mine and this looks so tasty! A dessert with Strawberries is a tradition in our celebration on Midsummer Eve so this is very timely for me. It is fun to try something new! Voted up, up and thanks for sharing

Tina


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

I'm so hungry I can hardly stand it. Yummy looking cake. Can almost smell those strawberries. Thanks for sharing and passing this on.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Looks so good. Sara Lee pound cake is my favorite. Oh, I love strawberries and whip cream too. An easy and pretty recipe, my kind of recipe. Voted Up and share.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

YUM times a thousand. This looks and sound delicious. It would make a great impact at a potluck dinner at our church. Thanks for the interesting info and the great recipe.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

made me sing the 'strawberry shortcake' theme song. i vote it up and all with 5 stars.

Great recipe!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks to:

John Sarkis

thoughtforce

Gypsy Rose Lee

moonlake- who has the most awesome recipe hub ever with the Carnival Food Recipes!

Hyphenbird

unknown spy

I appreciate your visits and sharing your appreciation for strawberry shortcake. It is one of the best perks in life!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

This looks beautiful! What housewife wouldn't wanna make that and take it to a party?? I know my friends will be so grateful because I'm making this ASAP!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Yummy! I feel good..! So goood!...


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Realhousewife. I hope you enjoy it. It is one of my family's favorites.

LOL Lord De Cross. Anything covered with Reddi Whipp has a that effect on people. :)


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Wow glad I found this before the fourth of July! This is a winner!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for stopping by Jackie Lynnley!


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Anil and Honey 4 years ago from Kerala

Thank you for sharing this good idea,today i will go for market for collecting strawberry.


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland

Wow this Strawberry Shortcake dessert looks lovely. Will have to give this recipe a try

Shared with followers and on Twitter. 5 stars


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much Viking305. Strawberries are wonderful. I appreciate the share and the rating.


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Ayman Nisar 4 years ago

Seem so tasty...


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Ayman!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Wow Tammy, this Hub does NOT help my midnight cravings! Strawberry shortcake was (and still is) one of my favorite desserts. I remember mom making it all the time when I was a kid and it's a comforting memory =) Punch bowl?! I can eat it all myself!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Get your spoon! Thanks Ardie. I have eaten a lot of strawberry shortcake too. I would much rather eat this than icecream. Thanks for visiting.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

You definitely have a skill in the kitchen. I'm terrible, but like to try. However, mine will certainly not come out like your photos!! ha ha

Sharing, up and useful ...


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thats ok Brett.Tesol. You could dump it all in one giant bowl and it will still taste wonderful. :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Actually - in a perfect world someone would make this one for me right now:) LOL


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

LOL Realhousewife. You and me and Ardie can share a big bowl. Grab a spoon!


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molometer 4 years ago

Had to come back and get this great dessert recipe. Now that the strawberries are arriving here in the UK. The summer is a long time coming this year.

Voted up and sharing.

PS couldn't vote on the fruit poll? I would have gone for strawberries. : )


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for reading and commenting molometer. I hope you have a wonderful summer of strawberries. :)


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

My family loves strawberries, especially my husband! We cook out often in the spring and summer and this will make a delicious dessert for a lot of people. Not only will this be delicious, but a beautiful dessert as well! Voting this up and useful, thanks for sharing this recipe! :)


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

What a clever and useful recipe for a crowd! I especially like the idea of a fresh peach shortcake for a summer picnic. Thank you!


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poetryman6969 20 months ago

Beautiful presentation. I would probably eat too much of it.


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Maria Arsiq 19 months ago from Serbia

Looks like heaven ! I think I could live on strawberries !


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Carol Morris 5 months ago

Thanks, I know my family will love this.

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