National Strawberry Shortcake Day

A joyful girl wearing a summer dress, surrounded by strawberry fields, holding a delicious strawberry shortcake..
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Put your forks up high and bowls at ready stance, matey! We're setting sail on a voyage to commemorate National Strawberry Shortcake Day, a celebration so sweet that it dominates digital chatter like a dessert diva every year! All aboard for a sweet trip down memory lane.

When is Strawberry Shortcake Day?

It's national strawberry shortcake day on the 14th June.

Treasure Trove of Taste

Strawberry shortcake isn't just a dessert; it's a piece of edible history that we all relish. And why wouldn't we? A heavenly trifecta of crumbly biscuits, juicy strawberries, and creamy whipped topping, it's a treat that hits just the right sweet spot!

Internet Spotlight

We detected a whopping 2226 online mentions of this delectable day, spotlighting the strawberry shortcake’s reigning popularity. Mark your calendars, the internet decided that the perfect day to pay homage to this crimson crowned confectionery delight is the 14th of June. But the plot thickens, dear reader, the peak popularity of Strawberry Shortcake Day dates back to the 14th of June, 2016, lighting up servers and sending dessert lovers into a flurry of anticipation!

The Story Behind the Sweet

Similar to most of its culinary peers, Strawberry Shortcake Day doesn’t have a clearly defined origin. But ancient culinary documents provide some hints. Romans indulged in savory variations of the modern shortcake, using different fruits and nuts. Fast-forward to the late 19th century, the first sweet version of the treat was spotted in English cookbooks, and strawberries were their pick of choice! In America, the dish is firmly tied to the advent of summer, with the ripe strawberries marking the beginning of the joyful season.

History behind the term 'Strawberry Shortcake'


The Birth of Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake, a beloved dessert, first made its appearance in 1847. The concept of combining fresh strawberries with a sweet biscuit-like cake originated in the United States. Early recipes featured a simple combination of sliced strawberries, sugar, and a biscuit or sponge cake base.


The Rise in Popularity

During the 1850s, strawberry shortcake gained popularity across the United States. The dessert became particularly associated with summer and strawberry season, thanks to the abundance of ripe strawberries during that time. The combination of juicy, sweet strawberries with a fluffy cake base was adored by many.


Strawberry Shortcake in Print

In the 1930s, strawberry shortcake gained further recognition through recipe books, magazines, and newspaper articles. The dessert began appearing in various publications, solidifying its place in American culinary culture. People couldn't resist the allure of a light, buttery cake topped with luscious strawberries and fresh whipped cream.


The Strawberry Shortcake Dolls

In the 1970s, strawberry shortcake soared to new heights of popularity with the introduction of the Strawberry Shortcake Dolls. These scented dolls, each named after a fruit, became a significant pop culture phenomenon. The dolls brought the dessert's name into the spotlight, turning it into a household term and delighting millions of children.


Strawberry Shortcake Returns

After a brief hiatus, Strawberry Shortcake made a triumphant comeback in 2003. A new generation of children embraced the adorable character and her love for strawberry shortcake. With updated storylines, merchandise, and even an animated television series, the lovable character introduced a whole new audience to the delightful treat that inspired her name.

Did you know?

Fun Fact - Did you know that the largest strawberry shortcake ever made was in the city of La Trinidad, Philippines in 2004? It weighed a whopping 21,213.40 pounds!


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First identified

13th June 2015

Most mentioned on

14th June 2016

Total mentions


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