Raspberry shortcake is the new strawberry shortcake. Raspberries pack more flavor, particularly out of season, and they sure make a pretty dessert!
A few years ago commercial growers managed to bread a strawberry that smelled great but had little flavor. Ever since I have been distrustful of strawberries in the store. Sometimes they are amazing and sometimes, well, let’s just say it is OK to cry over bad strawberries.
My Dad is the King of strawberry shortcake and I look forward every year to sharing it with him. This year when I went to visit I found him eating Raspberry Shortcake of all things! He had gotten frustrated with strawberries that didn’t taste very good and his wife suggested he try raspberries. He loved them and has been eating Raspberry Shortcake for a few months now. I had some at his house, fell in love, and came home to make my own!
Shortcake is wonderful with all sorts of berries but I think raspberries are my favorite. June 14th is National Strawberry Shortcake Day. You might just want to whip this up and celebrate the day with some raspberry style!
Tools In This Post: I love these cute Mini Trifle Footed Bowls from Amazon. They are perfect for plating individual desserts. The sale price is about $21 for a set.
I use this Epic Pound Cake to make my shortcake. It is so rich and wonderful, even my Daddy was impressed!
I also use this simple Homemade Whipped Cream. It really brings things all together!
- 12 oz raspberries
- 4 Tbsp. granulated white sugar
- 8 slices of your favorite pound cake
- whipped cream to garnish
- Use a fork to gently mash the raspberries with the sugar. Taste for sweetness and add more if desired.
- Dice the pound cake and layer into four dessert dishes with berry sauce and whipped cream.
- Serve immediately.
The Better Baker
Looks and sounds wonderful – such a great summertime dish. Thanks a million for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Hope you enjoy a fabulous weekend.
Thanks. You too!
so so sorry for your loss….I am going to try your dad’s favorite raspberry shortcake…you and your family are in my thoughts.
Thank you, Janie, I appreciate that. I hope you enjoy the shortcake. It is getting harder to find good raspberries here in Idaho as the summer comes to a close and I am wishing I had taken time to pick and freeze some!
Down here in the deep south we have the Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula,,LA and can find THE BEST strawberries! But, when your child hates strawberries and loves raspberries….thank goodness for this recipe! Fabulous!
Oh goodness that sounds amazing! I would love to come try that sometime! I really will travel for great strawberries 🙂 I’m so glad this one is a win for you!