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No Bake Strawberry shortcake

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcakes

Here is a light and luscious dessert using fresh summer strawberries. Try this No-Bake Strawberry Shortcakes recipe for those times you want a delicious fruity treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword shortcakes, strawberries, strawberry shortcakes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 348kcal
Author Jere @ onehotoven.com



No-Bake Strawberry Shortcakes


How to make the Strawberry Sauce

  • Combine the sugar, cornstarch, lime zest and nutmeg in a small saucepan.
  • Add 2 cups of the sliced strawberries and mash with a potato masher.
  • Bring the strawberries to a simmer over medium heat; stir until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool

Making the Strawberry Whipped Cream

  • Pour the whipping cream into a bowl and beat until firm peaks.
  • Add 2 tbls of cooled strawberry sauce and whip to combine. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Dishing up the Strawberry Shortcakes

  • Select a small cup or bowl.
  • Put 1 - 2 tbls of the cooled strawberry sauce in the bottom of a cup/bowl
  • Alternately add the reserved sliced strawberries and cake pieces
  • Top with 1 - 2 tbls of cooled strawberry sauce
  • Top your dessert with a large dollop of strawberry whipped cream and extra lime zest.
  • Keep this dessert refrigerated until ready to eat.


You can use angel food cake instead of pound cake.

Try other berries in place of strawberries

  • Apricots
  • Peaches
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries


Serving: 4 | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22.1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sugar: 29.3g | Calcium: 90mg