Cracker Barrel Strawberry Shortcake

Go back in time with an old-fashioned treat like the Cracker Barrel Strawberry Shortcake. No longer a secret, you can now make a Cracker Barrel Strawberry Shortcake, a summertime dessert, at home. There are two ways to make the Cracker Barrel Strawberry Shortcake: you can use the quick and easy method, or you can make everything from scratch. Either way you make the Cracker Barrel Strawberry Shortcake, your dessert will be delicious.

Cracker Barrel Strawberry Shortake

Cracker Barrel Strawberry Shortcake

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Cracker Barrel Strawberry Shortake

Cracker Barrel Strawberry Shortcake

Make Cracker Barrel Strawberry Shortcake at home. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cracker Barrel Recipes, Strawberry shortcake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 542kcal


Quick and Easy

  • 1 pre-made pound cake
  • 1 pint frozen sweetened strawberries
  • 4 scoops premium vanilla ice cream
  • 1 can whipped cream

Scratch Method

  • 1 homemade poundcake
  • 1 pound Fresh strawberries
  • 1 pint whipped cream
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream


  • Quick and Easy Assembly Assemble strawberry shortcake by cutting two slices of the pound cake and then slicing those in half.† In a bowl, place the 4 pieces of pound cake across from each other. Spoon defrosted strawberries onto cake; add one scoop of vanilla ice cream and top with whipped cream. While the Cracker Barrel may use frozen strawberries, I really like fresh much more. I think you can jazz up this recipe by using fresh strawberries, fresh whipped cream, and if you are up for it, a homemade pound cake. 
  • From Scratch Method Prepare the strawberries several hours ahead of time by cleaning them, slicing them and placing them into a bowl. Add about 1 tablespoon of superfine sugar, if available, to the strawberries and mix well. Place strawberries in the refrigerator. The sugar will help to make the strawberries juicy. Whip the whipping cream with a mixer until firm. You may want to add a touch of vanilla to this for some extra flavor. When you are ready to serve the shortcakes, follow the directions above.


Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 68.5mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 2.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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  1. Erin C

    When I worked there, it was served on a true old fashioned shortcake. Sliced in the middle, warmed in the microwave, then added the strawberries and ice cream and whip cream.

  2. June Zeisse

    You are right. Cracker Barrel doesn’t serve their strawberry shortcake on ordinary pound cake. It was certainly the most delicious that I have ever tasted. MMMMmm WHAT IS THAT RECIPE!!!!

  3. jeanne vasquez

    I agree; it was definitely not a usual poundcake. Something much lighter and sweeter; just the best shortcake we ever had. Would love to know what it was and in the meantime, hope they serve it again this summer.

  4. DP

    This isn’t even close to a copycat recipe – anyone can make poundcake, but that is not what CB serves their Strawberry Shortcake on.

    • admin

      The last time I was in the Cracker Barrel they served it on pound cake. I don’t know where you were when you tried this, but I ordered this on a couple of different occassions, and it was pound cake both times. Maybe they were serving it up differently where you were. What was the shortcake that you had tried?

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