The Best No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Recipe {With Variations}

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This super easy and versatile Strawberry Shortcake Kabob recipe is going to be your new go-to treat for summer. Everything is more fun when it’s on a stick, amiright?!

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

 

Ingredients for Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

You only need 3 simple ingredients to create these: a fresh fruit, a cake and a cream element. For my recipe, I used Sara Lee pound cake, fresh strawberries, and a homemade vanilla icing. Keep reading below for substitutions and ideas to customize these for any event.

For the Kabobs
– Sara Lee All Butter Pound Cake
– Fresh strawberries
– Vanilla icing
– Wooden or decorative skewers

Strawberry Kabob Ingredients

Homemade Vanilla Icing Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or paste
  • real vanilla extract or paste
    • I use vanilla paste in most of my recipes. It’s a little more expensive, but you use less and get an amazing flavor. I recommend giving one of these brands a try: Nielson-Massey or Cambie Confections.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk

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How to make Strawberry Shortcake Shish Kabobs

Step 1: Make the icing

The first step is to make the icing. (If you’re using store-bought icing, just get it ready to go.)  In a small bowl, melt the butter.  Add in the powdered sugar and salt, then stir until a paste forms.

Slowly add the milk and vanilla. Gently stir until the mixture is smooth and no little sugar lumps remain.  You can add TINY splashes of milk until you reach a nice drizzling consistency for the icing. Be cautious though … a little liquid goes a long way!

Now set the icing aside and begin assembly of the skewers. 

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Square

Step 2: Prepare the strawberries

Cut the stems and any bad spots off of strawberries. Slice berries into uniform size chunks that are large enough to stay on your skewers. I recommend cutting a chunk and sliding it on a skewer to test it out before cutting all the berries.

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Step 3: Cut the cake into cubes

Next cut the pound cake into cubes about 2-inches in size.

Step 4: Assemble the skewers

Starting with a berry slice, carefully slide it onto your skewer. Alternate cake and berries. I used 3 berry slices and 3 cake slices on each skewer.

Step 5: Drizzle with icing

Drizzle assembled skewers with the vanilla glaze. If you’re planning to add sprinkles, be sure to add them while the icing is still wet.

Wait a few minutes to allow icing to set before serving. You can also pop them in the fridge if you are making them ahead of time. ENJOY!

This super easy and versatile Strawberry Shortcake Kabob recipe is going to be your new go-to treat!

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Variations

This recipe is so versatile and there are a million variations you could try. Here are a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing.

  • Instead of pound cake you could try angel food cake, shortcake, biscuits, cake or brownies.
  • For the fruit, you could add blueberries for a patriotic theme. Raspberries or blackberries would also make a nice addition.
  • For the cream element, you could use a dollop of whip cream (don’t you just love the word DOLLOP), white chocolate or even a spoonful of homemade chocolate buttercream.
  • You could also color your icing and add sprinkles to match the theme of your festivities.

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Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

 

Yield: 8-10 Kabobs

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Kabob Recipe

These super easy and versatile Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs are going to be your new go-to treat for this summer. I guarantee your guests will be impressed and think you spent all day on these, but they are a breeze to make.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Sara Lee All Butter Pound Cake
  • 1 package fresh strawberries
  • 1 package wooden or decorative skewers

Vanilla Icing

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. First, make the icing.  In a small bowl, heat butter until just melted. 
  2. Add powdered sugar and salt to the melted butter and stir until a paste forms. 
  3. Slowly add the milk and vanilla. Stir until the mixture is smooth. Add tiny amounts of milk until desired consistency. Set aside while assembling your skewers.
  4. Cut stems off of strawberries. Slice berries into uniform size pieces that are large enough to stay on your skewers. 
  5. Cut pound cake into 2-inch cubes.
  6. Starting with a berry slice, carefully slide it onto your skewer. Alternate cake and berries. I used 3 berry slices and 3 cake slices on each skewer.
  7. Drizzle assembled skewers with the vanilla glaze. Wait a few minutes to allow icing to set. 

Notes

Tips, Tricks and Tools

  1. Instead of pound cake you could try angel food cake, shortcake, biscuits, cake or even brownies. 
  2. You could add blueberries for a patriotic theme. Raspberries and blackberries would also work well.
  3. For the cream element, you could use a dollop of whip cream, white chocolate or even a spoonful of homemade chocolate buttercream.
  4. You could also color your icing and add sprinkles to match the theme of your festivities!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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