Cases of ruby red strawberries crowding fruit stands are a surefire sign of summer. It’s time for pies! And shortcakes! And ice cream! We’ve been patiently waiting all year for summer fruit to return, and to celebrate, we’ve rounded up 14 of our best strawberry recipes.

Strawberries & Cream Scones Photography and food styling by Liz Neily
Pair these scones with clotted cream and strawberry rhubarb jam, of course. 

1) Strawberries & Cream Scones 

These scones have strawberry purée in the batter and are studded with diced jewel-toned berries too. Rather than a thick, icing-like glaze made with confectioners’ sugar, this recipe calls for a topping of granulated sugar mixed with vanilla and water to create a crunchy, sugar-crusted finish. (For a quick and easy shortcut, make it with this mix.)  

Get the recipe: Strawberries & Cream Scones 

Cornmeal and Ricotta Cake with Fresh Berries Photography and food styling by Liz Neily
For simple summer desserts, this snacking cake is a clear winner. 

2) Cornmeal and Ricotta Cake with Fresh Berries  

Cornmeal, citrus zest, and ricotta make a light, not-too-sweet cake base that showcases the vibrancy and sweetness of summer strawberries. Return to this recipe after strawberry season — it works beautifully with blueberries and raspberries, too! 

Get the recipe: Cornmeal and Ricotta Cake with Fresh Berries  

Strawberry Coffee Cake with Matcha Filling Photography by Rick Holbrook; Food Styling by Kaitlin Wayne
Bittersweet matcha and roasted strawberries are a match made in heaven. 

3) Strawberry Coffee Cake with Matcha Filling 

Based on our Recipe of the Year format of ultra-tender coffee cake and crispy crumbs, this recipe variation has a hidden layer of roasted strawberries beneath the streusel. Plus, a ribbon of earthy matcha filling perfectly complements the berries’ sweetness. 

Get the recipe: Strawberry Coffee Cake with Matcha Filling 

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes Photography by Rick Holbrook; Food Styling by Kaitlin Wayne
A handheld take on strawberry cheesecake. 

4) Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes 

This mash-up of cupcakes and cheesecake features a luscious cream cheese filling and frosting accented with streaks of fresh strawberry reduction. A final dusting of graham cracker crumbs and halved strawberry garnish really hit the cheesecake theme home.  

Get the recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes 
 

Strawberry-Rhubarb Galettes Photography by Rick Holbrook; Food styling by Kaitlin Wayne
Strawberries and rhubarb are the first signs of summer baking. 

5) Strawberry-Rhubarb Galettes 

Summer brings the classic duo of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb. In these personal-sized galettes, the option of rye puff pastry gives the flaky crust an added layer of nuttiness while sparking sugar adds a crunchy yet delicate texture.  

Get the recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Galettes 

Shop the recipe: Sparkling Sugar

Strawberry Cake Photography and food styling by Liz Neily
The more strawberries you can put in a cake, the better. 

6) Strawberry Cake  

A whole pound of diced strawberries goes into this incredibly moist cake and its icing. There are plenty of strawberry cake recipes out there, but this one has a genius secret ingredient to intensify the flavor: strawberry-flavored gelatin. 

Get the recipe: Strawberry Cake  

Fast Summer Berry Pie Photography by Danielle Sykes; Food Styling by Kaitlin Wayne
A pie crust that's easy and fast. No rolling pin needed! 

7) Fast Summer Berry Pie 

When you want to bake a berry pie ASAP, turn to Melted Butter Pie Crust to speed up the process. Rather than rolling out pie crust, you mix melted butter with the dry ingredients and press it into a pan. Cook down your berries for the filling, and you have the perfect summer pie in just two hours. 

Get the recipe: Fast Summer Berry Pie 

Strawberry Bostock Photography by Rick Holbrook; food styling by Kaitlin Wayne
Bostock is an excellent way to use bread past its prime.

8) Strawberry Bostock 

Give your stale slices of milk bread a glow-up with frangipane and strawberries. Almond flour and almond extract are the key ingredients in the homemade almond cream, which gets spread across each slice of bread. Top with macerated strawberries and bake for a dreamy, almost tart-like confection.  

Get the recipe: Strawberry Bostock 

Shop the recipe: Almond Flour and Almond Extract 

Strawberry Shortcake Photography by John Sherman; food styling by Liz Neily
If you're only going to make one shortcake recipe this season, make it this one

9) Strawberry Shortcake 

We couldn’t round up our favorite strawberry desserts without mentioning shortcake, perhaps the most iconic of the canon. Mile-high flaky biscuits, homemade whipped cream, and juicy strawberries at their peak will always be a winning trio.  

Get the recipe: Strawberry Shortcake 

Strawberry Ice Cream Photography by Erica Adams
When strawberry season is long gone, you'll thank yourself for making this ice cream

10) Strawberry Ice Cream 

Look no further: This is the only strawberry ice cream recipe you need. (If you don’t believe me, look to the reviewer who made this four times at the start of summer.) Pro tip: Soaking the strawberries in a high-proof liquor prevents them from becoming unpleasantly icy once frozen. 

Get the recipe: Strawberry Ice Cream 

Super-Simple Strawberry Cake Photography by Rick Holbrook; Food Styling by Kaitlin Wayne; Prop Styling by Brooke Deonarine
Eat this cake for breakfast or dress it up with sour cream whip for dessert. 

11) Super-Simple Strawberry Cake 

Macerated strawberries are the star of this elegant single-layer snacking cake. Sour cream gives the cake a subtle tanginess, and a touch of nutmeg evokes memories of old-fashioned doughnuts. A swoop of sour cream whip makes this summery cake extra special. 

Get the recipe: Super-Simple Strawberry Cake

Shop the recipe: Nutmeg

Warm Strawberry Puff
This warm puff is fluffier and lighter than your average crêpe.

12) Warm Strawberry Puff 

This fluffy, soufflé-like pancake makes a delightful weekend breakfast. Fresh strawberries turned into a quick jam take center stage here, and a spoonful of crème fraîche is the only adornment it needs.  

Get the recipe: Warm Strawberry Puff 

The Simplest Strawberry Tart Yossy Arefi
This crust comes together in no time, and the toppings don't even need to be baked! 

13) The Simplest Strawberry Tart 

This tart starts with a nutty rye crust to complement its sweet fillings, specifically: sugar-sweetened mascarpone cheese, dollops of strawberry jam, and ruby-red strawberries shingled over the whole tart. 

Get the recipe: The Simplest Strawberry Tart 

Shop the recipe: Organic Medium Rye Flour

Lemon-Ginger Strawberry Pie Photography and food styling by Liz Neily
Celebrate an abundance of strawberries with this flaky, fruit-filled pie

14) Lemon-Ginger Strawberry Pie 

A whopping six cups of strawberries are the foundation of this filling, while a heavy dose of ginger and lemon slices add tartness and unexpected (but very welcome) spice.  

Get the recipe: Lemon-Ginger Strawberry Pie 

Shop the recipe: Ginger

Cover photo (Super-Simple Strawberry Cake) by Rick Holbrook; food styling by Kaitlin Wayne; prop styling by Brooke Deonarine. 

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Super-Simple Strawberry Cake
Super-Simple Strawberry Cake
4.8 out of 5 stars 23 Reviews
Total
1 hr 10 mins
Yield
one 9" round, 8" square, or 7" x 11" cake
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