A Giant Pull Apart Strawberry Shortcake Cake perfect for a crowd at your next Fourth of July celebration or backyard barbecue!

With Fourth of July just around the corner, I’m dreaming up tons of delicious summer desserts. My favorite thing to dream up are new takes on classic recipes. Like this one- a Giant Pull Apart Strawberry Shortcake Cake. 

A Giant Pull Apart Strawberry Shortcake Cake perfect for a crowd at your next Fourth of July celebration or backyard barbecue!

Strawberry Shortcake is fun and all, but why have just the shortcake, when you can have a Strawberry Shortcake Cake?

Presentation 10/10
Messiness 9/10
Deliciousness 10/10

A Giant Pull Apart Strawberry Shortcake Cake perfect for a crowd at your next Fourth of July celebration or backyard barbecue!

Yes, it’s messy, but that’s part of the fun in it. If anything, it makes it taste even better.

A Giant Pull Apart Strawberry Shortcake Cake perfect for a crowd at your next Fourth of July celebration or backyard barbecue!

One thing I love about this cake is how easy it is to make ahead of time. You can make your strawberries and biscuits the night before, then on the day of simply whip your cream and assemble. Easy as pie! Erhm, I mean shortcake!

A Giant Pull Apart Strawberry Shortcake Cake perfect for a crowd at your next Fourth of July celebration or backyard barbecue!

Alright friends. Short and sweet post today. Loves you!!

RECIPE

Giant Pull Apart Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients

For the strawberries

  • 2 quarts fresh strawberries, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • zest of 1/2 orange

For the biscuits

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons salted butter, cold
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For the whipped cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

Cook your strawberries

In a large pot, combine your strawberries, sugar, and orange zest. Cook over low heat for 20-25 minutes, until tender and juicy. Allow to cool completely while you make your biscuits.

Make your biscuits

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt. Work the butter in using a pastry cutter until it becomes the size of small peas. Stir in the buttermilk until everything begins to comes together, but do not over mix.

Place the dough onto a well-floured surface and pat it into a rectangle that is ¾" thick. Cut the biscuits with a round 2" cutter, dipping it into flour between each cut to reduce sticking. Re-roll the scraps and pat the dough until it's ¾" thick and repeat the cutting process. Repeat a until little to no dough remains.

Place the biscuits on two to three silpat-lined baking sheets, leaving an inch between each biscuit. Place into the freezer for 15 minutes.

While freezing, preheat the oven to 425°F.

Once chilled, bake the biscuits for 15 minutes, until they're light golden brown. Allow to cool completely before assembling your shortcake.

Assemble the shortcake

In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip the cream, sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. 

Layer biscuits, whipped cream, and roasted strawberries on a large serving tray. It will be messy, but this is part of the fun in it! Optionally top with edible budding flowers 🙂

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Oh my! I love messy food! Count me in for nachos, sloppy joes, soup, lasagna and now a delicious strawberry cake! I will definitely make this soon!

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This a a great idea. I love the “messy” aspect of it and the presentation is so unique. I am hosting a small neighbor pot luck dinner in a few weeks. I am charged with the dessert and I think this would be both perfect and conversational! You necer fail to come up with great ideas and they are always so inspiring. BTW…I made the corn muffin version of your last post on muffins…delicious!

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what a fabulous idea! so pretty too!

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Such a neat idea Sarah! Perfect for summer!

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What a fun dessert! Would be so much fun making a mess with my boys this summer

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My mouth is watering! I have to make this for dessert sometime this week!

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This is genius. I love it! Gorgeous photos too.

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How long will whipped cream stay whipped? Meaning can I whip it at 8:30 in the morning and then assemble this lovely concoction at 11 for serving? This is gorgeous.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You should be fine, just be sure to whip your meringue so it’s extra stiff 🙂

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