Strawberry Shortcake Salad
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Strawberry Shortcake Salad

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Have you ever made a strawberry shortcake salad? This recipe is one of our family’s favorite salads when strawberries are in season. We usually make it on Mother’s Day for Sunday brunch.

Once you make this salad you’ll be making it for family reunions, church luncheons, or neighborhood get-togethers. It only has five ingredients and you can make it at the last minute, it’s that easy to make.

It’s a creamy salad with whipped cream, pound cake, fresh strawberries, sweetened condensed milk, and mini marshmallows. There is something so special about this combination of flavors, you will smile with every single bite.

Did you grow up with your family making a Bisquick shortcake? I did and I still love it to this day. Sometimes I prefer easy, so I buy the Sara Lee Butter Pound Cake. It’s so rich, but I love it anyway.

Strawberry Shortcake Salad

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Strawberry Shortcake Salad

Step One

I love that this recipe only has 5 ingredients! Please gather all of them before you start the recipe. Have fun putting this recipe together!


Step Two

Grab a large bowl and combine the sweetened condensed milk with the 8-ounces of Whipped Cream or 8-ounces of Cool Whip.

Strawberry Cream Sauce

Stir until mixed thoroughly.

Cream Sauce

Step Three

Cut the pound cake into 1-1/2 inch pieces.

Cutting The Pound Cake

Step Four

Add the freshly sliced strawberries, pound cake, and mini marshmallows into a large bowl.

Strawberry Shortcake Salad

Finished Product

Fold in the cream mixture until mixed evenly. Refrigerate covered until you are ready to serve it. Serve it within 6 hours.

Finished Product

Strawberry Shortcake Salad Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Strawberry Shortcake Salad
Strawberry Shortcake Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Author: Linda Loosli
  • 2 pints freshly sliced strawberries
  • 1 pound cake or an Angel Food Cake (premade), cut into 1-1/2 inches pieces.
  • 10 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 8 ounces Whipped Cream or 8-ounces of Cool Whip
  • 1-14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  1. 1. Grab a large bowl and combine the sweetened condensed milk with the 8-ounces of Whipped Cream or 8-ounces of Cool Whip.

    2. Stir in the mini marshmallows.

    3. Add the freshly sliced strawberries.

    4. Fold in the cut pieces of the cake.

    5. Refrigerate covered until you are ready to serve it. Serve it within 6 hours.

How do I store this strawberry shortcake salad?

I store it in the refrigerator covered in an airtight container for up to 6 hours.

Can I use a regular cake mix in this recipe?

A regular cake mix or a homemade cake may not be as dense as we would like because it will go soggy.

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What about using an Angel Food cake?

You can use an Angel Food Cake mix or a pound cake because they are much denser compared to a regular cake mix.

Why do they call it Strawberry Shortcake?

Some people think the height of the cake is how the name came to be. Actually, shortcake is an old English term based on a cake that was a crispy and crumbly cake made with a lot of butter.

What’s the difference between shortcake and cake?

A regular cake is light and airy, whereas a shortcake is denser and more crumbly.

How long is strawberry shortcake good for?

It needs to be eaten within 1-2 days because the whipping cream gets soaked up in the cake and makes the cake soggy.

Can I make this salad with different fruit?

Fresh raspberries work great with this recipe as well as fresh peaches.

Can I use cans of fruit pie filling instead of fresh fruit?

Yes, I would use one to two cans of your favorite pie filling to substitute the 2 pints of fresh fruit.

How can I keep the strawberries fresh until need to use them?

First of all, don’t wash them or remove the stem until you are ready to slice them. They will keep for up to 7 days (depending on the freshness when purchased) if you place them on a few sheets of paper towels that are layered in airtight containers before placing them in the refrigerator. These are the ones I use: Refrigerator Containers

Storing Strawberries

Final Word

I hope you enjoy making this strawberry shortcake salad sometime. By now you know, I love easy recipes, and this one fits the bill. Please keep teaching your kids and grandkids to cook and bake from scratch.

I realize prices are up on so many food items, but keep stocking what you can, one can at a time. May God Bless this world, Linda

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  1. 5 stars
    This sounds good but I am like you I’m so use to the Bisquik shortcake that the bought cake just tastes like nothing
    or you can tell it’s bought. I might have to try this, if I can afford the strawberries.

  2. I have a question Linda. In the ingredient list it calls for 8 oz of whipped cream. In the instructions it says to mix the whipping cream with the sweetened condensed milk. Do I start with 8 oz of whipping cream and then whip it?

    1. Hi Kathie, thank you for asking that question. I fixed it so it says 8-ounces of Whipped Cream or 8-ounces of Cool Whip. I changed it in the recipe card and the main post. THANK YOU, Linda

      1. 5 stars
        My husband said I should tell you that a woman with your talents would be a great catch for any man….. I think I should be jealous.

          1. My wonderful husband was unnecessarily hard on himself because he had just burned a tray of Peanut Butter Blossoms. Accidents happen.

          2. Hi Chris, oh my gosh, Peanut Butter Blossoms sound delicious! Oh, I totally have burned things especially when I have two “posts” going at once! LOL! Yes, in deed accidents happen. We get back on the horse and remake them! Linda

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is something that I might be able to tease my family into eating. Although my husband would not eat it because he is diabetic. It would have to be for a special occasion only or for a Church dinner.

  4. 5 stars
    I can’t wait to make this for the Ladies….Every July about 30 of us Women get together for a whole weekend! It’s potluck so now I have either Friday or Saturday’s dinner meal covered. I also grew up with the Bisquick spoon shortcakes, I think that is a nostalgia for women over 60…LOL
    Thank you Linda for all you share with us!

    1. Hi Hazel, squeal!! Thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend!! Your Ladies’ group will love this!! I want to buy some Bisquick to make some spoon shortcakes for my son-in-law! We grew up making them!! Love them, Linda

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