Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits are the Perfect Summer Dessert!

Strawberries are one of our favorite fruits and each summer we get super excited about all the baking possibilities that strawberries present to us. Whether it’s chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry pie, strawberry popsicles, or strawberry shortcake, there’s so much you can do with strawberries. Today we’re going to give you a recipe for strawberry shortcake parfaits which are an individual dessert that is made in mason jars.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 8-ounce container whipped cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Combine flour, 6 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  3. With a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is like coarse crumbs.
  4. With the back of a spoon, make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  5. Stir eggs, sour cream, and milk in a small bowl.
  6. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir them together.
  7. With a small offset metal spatula, spread the dough evenly in the baking pan.
  8. Bake the dough for 16 to 18 minutes, until a wooden pick can be inserted into the center and comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  9. While the dough is in the oven, combine 4 cups of strawberries and the sugar.
  10. Cut the shortcake into twelve pieces. Layer 2 shortcake pieces, 1/2 cup strawberry mixture, and 1/3 cup whipped cream into six 8-oz mason jars.
  11. Top with remaining strawberries.