55+ Strawberry Desserts to Make This Spring
Take advantage of the season with these delectable strawberry desserts. From classic cakes and pies (like this sweet Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting and this Strawberry-Pretzel Ice-Cream Pie) to more adventurous recipes (have you tried our Nutella and Red Berry Dessert Tacos?!), our best strawberry dessert recipes will make a splash in your kitchen this spring.
Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
This vibrant pink layer cake is pure strawberry-on-strawberry goodness, with fresh strawberries going into the cake batter and frosting. One thing to note about the buttercream frosting—it is absolutely bursting with berry flavor, but is easily over-mixed. If you find you've broken your emulsion when whipping this frosting up, no worries. You can simply mix in a little more powdered sugar to restore it.
Strawberry-Basil Ice Cream
Herby, fresh, and sweet, this ice cream is the perfect warm weather treat.
Strawberry Poke Pound Cake with Strawberry Glaze
Poke cake meets pound cake in this must-make spring dessert. A perfectly moist, dense vanilla pound cake (with a delightful hint of almond) is filled with a fresh strawberry filling—adding to the cake's tender crumb and providing the perfect fruity sweet-tart flavor balance.
Strawberries and Milk Shaved Ice (Raspado)
To make the shaved ice, just whirl ice cubes in a food processor, 2 cups at a time, until the ice no longer makes a racket and looks like snow, with no lumps.
Nutella and Red Berry Dessert Tacos
Your favorite crepe fillings just crashed taco night. Sweet, juicy strawberries and raspberries team up with rich chocolate-hazelnut goodness to make a most decadent and delightful filing for our crispy Dessert Taco Shells.
Strawberry Shortcake Deep-Dish Skillet Cookie
Everyone's favorite summer berry dessert gets transformed into a giant deep-dish skillet cookie. White chocolate chips, bits of pound cake and sliced strawberries join forces to create this fruity indulgence.
Strawberry and Cornmeal Crostatas
A rustic, exceptionally buttery, slightly crunchy pastry sets off sweet, jammy summer fruit in this recipe by Karen Hatfield, chef-owner of Odys + Penelope and Sycamore Kitchen restaurants in Los Angeles. You'll need twelve 4-in. flan molds or tart pans.
Strawberries and Rosé Cake
This impressive blush-tone cake is inspired by two of our favorite summer treats: rosé wine and fresh strawberries.
By stuffing hollowed out strawberries with a scrumptious mixture of cream cheese, powdered sugar, and amaretto, you end up with a delectable treat that's bound to disappear off of summer plates. For an easy July 4th treat, cap each stuffed strawberry with a blueberry to achieve a red, white, and blue bite!
Fresh Strawberry Shortcakes with Yogurt Cream
If you have a minute to spare, swap the vanilla extract for a vanilla bean. Split the bean lengthwise, scrape half of the seeds into the shortcake recipe, and whip the remaining half into the yogurt cream. It will add an extra level of flavor-packed intensity to the recipe.
Strawberry Upside-Down Cake
This perfectly light summer cake comes out beautifully, either way you flip it.
Rum Cake with Strawberry Salad
This strawberry-topped, rum soaked cake is one that you won't be able to put down until it's all gone. Similar to a crème brûlée, lightly torch until caramelized. Serve immediately with whipped crème fraîche and Strawberry Salad.
Fresh Strawberry Meringue Cake
This strawberry meringue cake features layers of sweet cream and fresh strawberries sandwiched between thin rounds of homemade meringue. Serve this dessert in the springtime when strawberries are at their peak.
Strawberry Mousse Cake
Strawberry-sweetened frosting surrounds the outside of the cake while creamy strawberry mousse divides the layers. This beautiful cake is ideal for brunch, baby showers, or any springtime celebration.
Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets
Delicious things come in small packages. Serve Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets at your next brunch or luncheon for an impressive, bite-sized dessert your guests will rave over for days.
Strawberry Cream Pie
A dark-chocolate crust and jewel-bright berries brushed with jelly turn this down-home pie into a company-worthy fare.
Strawberry Panna Cotta with Cookie Crumble
Serve a strawberry version of this traditional Italian dessert.
Coconut-and-Pecan Strawberry Shortcakes
For a creative, updated take on shortcake, we added coconut and pecans to the dough.
Strawberry Tart with Quinoa-Almond Crust
Chef Khalil Hymore introduced us to the idea of a crunchy quinoa crust with a savory tart he developed for us; we take the notion to a sweet place here. The tart holds well overnight, so make it the day before, and serve chilled right from the refrigerator.
Deep-Dish Strawberry Ice Dream Pie
The filling for our killer pie is somewhere between ice cream and mousse--a creamy concoction that's ridiculously easy to make.
Strawberry Dream Cake
This impressive cake is a strawberry-lover's dream. With beautiful layers and a pop of color and flavor from the fresh strawberries, this cake is a stunning addition to the dessert table.
Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake
Trust us: This simple and swoon-worthy sheet cake will be a keeper in your recipe box. File it under "Springtime Crowd-pleaser."
Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake
You can assemble this glorious cake up to two days ahead; store at room temp. Also, you can freeze cooled layers up to a month in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
Mile-High Mini Strawberry Pies
What's cuter than a strawberry pie? A mini strawebrry pie heaped with vanilla cream.
This show-stopping, layered strawberry dessert will be a hit at your next luncheon or shower.
Strawberries with Crunchy Almond Topping
Only five ingredients required for this simple make-ahead dessert. If you can't find amaretti cookies, sprinkle with granola.
In Bordeaux, where châteaus and vineyards abound, a typical dessert is fresh strawberries sliced into a red wine glass and then topped with a great Bordeaux. Here, that regional tradition is adapted to make it more dessert-like. If you're pressed for time, do as the Bordelais do--quick and easy.
Streaks of berries throughout and more spooned on top make this classic Italian ice cream dessert a great finish to a spring or summer dinner. For the most velvety texture, serve it half-frozen, just as the name suggests (semifreddo means half-cold).
Strawberries with Whipped Sour Cream
This easy dessert is a great way to enjoy the fresh strawberries of the season.
It's not a direct translation, but think of pionono as Spanish for jelly-roll cake. This spongy berry version, which our reader inherited from a close family friend, creates a big ta-da at the table for very little effort.
Strawberry-Pretzel Ice-Cream Pie
Salty-sweet describes the homemade ice cream that stars in this luscious Strawberry-Pretzel Ice-Cream Pie.
Strawberries and Cream Cake
We used 6 (8-inch) disposable aluminum foil cake pans, so we could fill all the pans at once. This way, if you bake the layers in batches, the second batch is ready to go in the oven as soon as the first is done.
Strawberry-Chocolate Truffle Tart
A shortbread cookie crust serves as the base of this luscious Strawberry-Chocolate Truffle Tart where the bright red gems crown the top of a chocolaty layer.
Red Berry Pavlova Tower
Layer and fill this meringue turret up to one hour before serving for the best contrast of crunchy, chewy, and creamy textures.