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I’m one of the many people who love strawberries! To me, they signal summer. For that reason, I so enjoy delighting my family and friends with strawberry desserts this time of year.
In this post, I’ve gathered recipes for cakes, pies, and other yummy things made with strawberries. I promise you will enjoy making and eating each of these strawberry desserts. (To add to the fun, I threw in a couple of other related posts from IBC!)
Strawberry Ice Cream Cheesecake
Is it ice cream or cheesecake? With such a delicious concoction, I don’t think it matters. This rich and creamy strawberry treat is dreamy to look at and perfect to serve on a warm day.
Strawberry Coconut Cake
Made with a box mix, fresh strawberries, and coconut, this is a cake almost anyone can create and everyone will enjoy. I decorated it with my favorite cream cheese frosting, whole berries, plus strawberry leaves and blossoms. So beautiful!
Strawberry Jello Salad Dessert
Fluffy, fruity, and full of flavor, this Strawberry Jello Salad is a dessert recipe from my childhood that hasn’t gone out of style. Twenty-five years later it’s still just as delicious!
Strawberry Crunch Cake
Inspired by a classic ice cream popsicle, this Strawberry Crunch Cake combines a strawberry-flavored cake, homemade cream cheese frosting, and a strawberry cookie crunch topping. This easy-to-make cake is full of strawberry flavor and will certainly impress at any celebration.
Strawberry Rhubarb Cake
This naked Pink Velvet cake is elegant but easy and perfect for warm-weather entertaining. The layers are infused with strawberry rhubarb syrup and sandwiched together with buttercream frosting and sliced berries. The top is adorned with fresh flowers, a few whole strawberries, and more of that delectable frosting.
In case you’re craving more rhubarb concoctions, check out my roundup of favorite rhubarb recipes here.
Strawberry Jell-O Pretzel Salad
This is a classic strawberry recipe that’s great in any season. It’s loaded with contrasts: sweet – salty, creamy – crunchy, healthy – decadent, fresh – prepared. Something for everyone. No wonder it continues to be so popular.
Homemade Strawberry Shortcake
Making Homemade Strawberry Shortcakes couldn’t be easier! Learn how with my recipe for this classic summer dessert. Aren’t these individual servings just the cutest?
P.S. There’s also a strawberry rhubarb version of these tasty shortcakes.
Strawberry Rhubarb Bars
You’re going to love these Strawberry Rhubarb Bars. The rolled oat crust pairs beautifully with the sweet strawberry and tart rhubarb. You’re in for a treat!
Strawberry Cheerio Treat Bars
A simple dessert doesn’t have to be ordinary. To make these bright and fruity cereal bars, just combine strawberry-flavored oat cereal, mini marshmallows, and freeze-dried strawberries. Then press the mixture in a pan and drizzle with white chocolate.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Bars
These Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Bars are basically Strawberry Rhubarb Pie in handheld form. The combination of flavors, combined with a moist cake may make these your new go-to summer sweet.
Strawberry Hand Pies
I made this cute strawberry dessert for the first time during my series, “A Year of Pie.” These handhelds are great for lunches, snacks, or picnics. Hand pies have all the things I love about pie without any of challenges. What could be better when the weather is warm?
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie
The sweetness of strawberries and tanginess of rhubarb play off each other wonderfully in this strawberry dessert topped with a crumble made from butter, flour, brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon. You’ll experience summer in every bite. My mouth is watering as I write about it.
Strawberry Nutella Mountain Pie
Want to create a gourmet campfire dessert? I’m teaching you how to make these decadent Strawberry Nutella Mountain Pies. They are perfect while camping or delicious at home around the fire.
Cheesecake Dip with Strawberries
When you’re pressed for time, try this delightful, “deconstructed” strawberry cheesecake. Just serve fresh whole strawberries with cheesecake dip and graham cracker crumbs. Your guests will enjoy the unique presentation.
P.S. Just in case strawberries are not in plentiful supply right now at your favorite farmers market, you can probably pick up a quart or two at your local grocery store. Or if you prefer, you can buy the frozen variety any time of the year.
If you have time, patience, and a green thumb, you might even want to grow your own. Check out my Strawberry Planter here.
You always have the best recipes. You need to write a cookbook!
Just picked some rhubarb. Looking forward to trying the strawberry rhubarb crumble.
Thank you for all the great suggestions. Always look forward to finding something from you to try.
Beautiful photos and delicious recipes. I can always count on your blog for inspiration! Thank you.
wow to all, and especially to the strawberry rhubarb cake, and a pink velvet cake at that, how very nice, I love how rhubarb cuts the sweetness!