How adorable are these little strawberry shortcake desserts? They’re shooters so they aren’t going to be too filling. They make a tasty little snack and are bursting with creaminess, fluffy cake and juicy strawberries. Summer is always a good time to make fruit desserts because so much of it is in season, but you can make these for any occasion. In fact, if you color some of the cream green you can make red, green and white Christmassy ones.
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They’re also a great choice for Valentine’s Day or for any occasion really.
Start off with angel food cake and then add strawberries, sugar, and cream. Those are the only ingredients you need to make these charming little strawberry shortcake shooters (try saying that fast after a few grownup shooters!)
Although you can make your own cake, using a readymade angel food cake works well, as that just makes up one layer of the dessert.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe:
Anyone who likes the taste of strawberries is going to love this sweet, juicy strawberry dessert. They’re so easy to make if you start off with readymade cake, and you only need a few ingredients.
How to Serve Them:
Enjoy one of these as a light dessert or as a sweet snack.
- Angel food cake
- White sugar
- Heavy whipping cream
How to make Strawberry Shortcake Shooters:
Cut the cake into small cubes.
Mix the diced strawberries with the sugar and stir.
Let them sit for a few minutes then stir again.
Divide the cake cubes between 10 shooter glasses.
Top with the diced strawberry mixture.
Add more cake on top then more strawberries.
Beat the cream until you get stiff peaks.
Top each shooter with cream.
Garnish with the whole strawberries.
Refrigerate until serving.
These little strawberry shortcake shooters are bursting with flavor. They’re juicy, fruity, sweet, and creamy all in one, and incredibly easy to make.
Strawberry Shortcake Shooters
- 1 readymade angel food cake
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 carton heavy whipping cream
- 10 whole small strawberries without stems
- 1½ cups finely diced strawberries
- Cut the cake into small cubes.
- Mix the diced strawberries with the sugar and stir.
- Let them sit for a few minutes then stir again.
- Divide the cake cubes between 10 shooter glasses.
- Top with the diced strawberry mixture.
- Add more cake on top then more strawberries.
- Beat the cream until you get stiff peaks.
- Top each shooter with cream.
- Garnish with the whole strawberries.
- Refrigerate until serving.
Can You Make Them Ahead?
The fresher the better so, although you can prepare the strawberry sugar mixture in advance, it’s best not to assemble these until you’re ready to serve them.
Loosely cover with plastic wrap and keep them refrigerated until serving. They’re best served the same day but will last another day.
Variations and Substitutions:
Try raspberries instead of strawberries or Cool Whip instead of freshly whipped cream. You can also sub another variety of cake for the angel cake.