Strawberry Shortcake with Wild Blueberry Sauce Recipe

words by Jennifer Carroll

Looking for a simple, yet delicious recipe for summer celebrations? Then you’re going to love this simple strawberry shortcake recipe. I don’t know how it happened, but it is already Memorial Day weekend! In honor of this very special holiday where we take a moment to honor the brave soldiers who fought for our freedom, I have created a delicious dessert that is also simple to make and assemble. Using one of my all-time favorite go-to ingredients, Pound Cake, I’ve created a strawberry shortcake with a knock-your-socks-off Wild Blueberry sauce. It was all I could do to not just pour this sauce into a glass and drink it. Yes, it’s that good! This recipe is also a great staple for the 4th of July and Labor Day weekend, so be sure to bookmark it for other holidays or picnics. Find fresh fruit using our handy guide to berry-picking farms in and around Charlottesville.

Strawberry Shortcake with Blueberries

Strawberry Shortcake with Wild Blueberry Sauce



  • 1/2 cup Wild Blueberry Preserves
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Orange Juice/Pineapple Juice Blend
  • 1/2 teas Pur Almond Extract
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries fresh or frozen


  • 1 Pound Cake
  • Fresh Sliced Strawberries
  • Whipped Cream


For Sauce:

  • Heat preserves in a small pan over low heat, stirring until liquified (this only takes a moment or two).
  • Add Orange Juice/Pineapple Juice blend and Almond extract to preserves. Once mixture is heated through add blueberries. Take off of heat and set aside while you prepare shortcake. Plan to spoon over finished shortcakes almost immediately.

For Shortcake:

  • Slice pound cake and cut-out with star shaped cookie cutter, if desired. You need two slices per serving. Place one layer of cake on a plate.
  • Place a small amount of whipped cream on first slice of cake.
  • Place sliced fresh strawberries on top of whipped cream.
  • Add another layer of whipped cream and the other piece of pound cake.
  • Drizzle warm blueberry sauce over cake and enjoy!

Pick Your Own Local Strawberries

For a fun outing idea for the family, visit one of the local Berry Farms, and pick your own berries for this delicious recipe. Looking for other yummy recipes perfect for families and kids? Check out the Food & Home section of our site for more.  Some family favorite recipes we love include egg cup quiche, grilled cheese with peaches, quesadilla and more. Find more great family festivals and fun with our stories on Virginia Children’s Museums, Dad daytrips, swimming pool guide, Richmond’s Science Museum, County Fairs in Central Virginia and more. Find Charlottesville 4th of July events too!

JENNIFER CARROLL is a Southern gal with a thirst for all things creative, and she wears many hats–a photographer, blogger, designer and home entertainer. From cooking to decorating, no matter what she is doing, she is committed to celebrating everyday life. Visit, a collection of local resources including a popular calendar of events, family services guides and features on education, health and family day trips for parents and teachers in Charlottesville, as well as Virginia Wine & Country Life, a semi-annual life & style magazine, and Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant Virginia weddings.

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