June 14 – National Strawberry Shortcake Day

National Strawberry Shortcake Day

Strawberry Shortcake

Facts on Strawberry Shortcake Day

  • Strawberry shortcakes are mildly sweet biscuits paired with strawberries and lots of whipped cream. 
  • Shortcake is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, salt, butter, milk or cream, and sometimes eggs.
  • Strawberry shortcake has often been served on Fourth of July due to the red of strawberries, white of whipped cream, blueberries are added for the blue.
  • Strawberry shortcake is believed to have been created in the 1840s, when a recipe for strawberry cake first appeared in Eliza Leslie’s “Miss Leslie’s Lady’s New Receipt-book.”  
  • Strawberries are consistently ranked among the top food sources for their antioxidant capacity.