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Strawberry Shortcake Blondies

Strawberry shortcake blondies are just another way to enjoy the flavours inspired by the classic treat. They’re soft and fluffy and bursting with strawberry flavour that will make you totally obsessed! I always love bringing multiple desserts together and this one is no different! 

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strawberry shortcake blondies

What are strawberry shortcake blondies

Strawberry shortcake blondies are classic blondies with a flavour profile inspired by strawberry shortcake. We use strawberry wafers to get that bold flavour infused into this treat. On top is a layer of whipped cream that brings the delicious cream part of the classic dessert into the equation. All of these elements come together wonderfully to create a delicious bite. The best part is, blondies can be made so quickly and only require one bowl! 

Ingredients 

  • butter
  • light brown sugar
  • dark brown sugar 
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • strawberry wafers 
  • milk powder  
  • baking powder
  • salt  

How to make strawberry shortcake blondies 

The best way to start making your strawberry shortcake blondies is to get the prep out of the way. First, take your eggs out of the fridge so that they can come to room temperature. This allows them to mix seamlessly in with the other ingredients while making your blondies which creates a better end result. I recommend taking them out for about 1-2 hours before starting the baking process. Next, grab an 8”x8” pan and grease and line it. This ensures that the final product doesn’t stick to the sides and helps prevent the outsides from being completely overcooked. When your eggs have reached room temperature you can preheat your oven to 350℉ and we’re ready to rock and roll.  

To start making the batter, begin by measuring out and melting your butter. Set it aside and let it cool for a minute or two while measuring out the sugars. Add the sugars and the butter to a large mixing bowl and whisk together until the mixture is smooth and fully combined. Next, add the eggs and vanilla and mix again until combined. Then, take your strawberry wafers and grind them up into a fine powder using a blender or a food processor. It took me around half a standard sized package of wafers to get a full cup. Add these into the batter along with the flour, baking powder, salt, and milk powder. Gently mix everything together with a silicone spatula and be sure to scrape down the sides as you mix so there are no dry pockets. 

blondies in plates with strawberry wafers on the side

Once the batter is ready, transfer it to your lined pan and spread it out as evenly as possible. Put it in the oven and bake it for 25-30 minutes. You’re looking for your strawberry shortcake blondies to be golden brown but not too dark. They will also have firmed up in the middle when they’re ready. You can use a toothpick here to check if they’re done, if it comes out mostly clean or dry with a few crumbs then you know it’s ready. 

While the blondies are baking or cooling, start to make your whipped cream. All you have to do is add the whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract to the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk on high speed. You’ll start to see the cream whip up and when stiff peaks form it’s ready. Stiff peaks are when the cream can hold its shape and stand up on its own. You can take the whisk attachement you’re using and turn it upside down, if you see a strong peak shape, the whipped cream is ready. If the cream starts to fall over or slide down, it’s not ready yet. If that’s the case, just pop the mixer back on for a few minutes until it firms up more. 

Since we’re adding whipped cream on top, you’ll need to make sure the blondies are completely cool before that step. This will likely take around an hour if you’re letting them sit at room temperature but you can also put them in the fridge to speed up the process. I recommend letting the blondies sit at room temp for at least 15 minutes first just to finish off the baking process. When they’re cooled, add your whipped cream on top and spread it out in an even layer. Now you can add any other toppings you’d like to your strawberry shortcake blondies. I just did some sprinkles but you could also do some fresh strawberries, freeze dried strawberries, chopped up wafers, or anything else your heart desires! Now all that’s left to do is to cut them into squares and enjoy! 

How to store

You can store your strawberry shortcake blondies in an airtight bag or container in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days. If you’d like to keep them longer than that you can keep them in a freezer safe bag or container and store them in the freezer. They will keep frozen well for up to 3 months. Then, whenever you’d like to have one again, you can just take them out and allow them to thaw to room temperature before digging in. 

strawbery shortcake blondies in a pan before being cut

Strawberry Shortcake Blondies

Strawberry shortcake blondies are just another way to enjoy the flavours inspired by the classic treat. They’re soft and fluffy and bursting with strawberry flavour that will make you totally obsessed! I always love bringing multiple desserts together and this one is no different! 
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blondies, strawberry, strawberry shortcake, strawberry shortcake blondies, strawberry wafers
Servings: 9 large blondies
Author: Gianna

Ingredients

Blondies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground strawberry wafers
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Take eggs out and allow them to come to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease and line an 8”x8” pan.
  • Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
  • Add butter and sugars to a large mixing bowl. Whisk together until smooth and combined.
  • Add the eggs, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  • Grind strawberry wafers into a fine powder. Add into the batter with the flour, baking powder, salt, and milk powder. Mix gently with a silicone spatula until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes, be sure to not overbake.
  • While the blondies are baking, make the whipped cream. Add heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract to the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • When blondies are done, let cool completely.
  • Add the whipped cream on top and spread out evenly.
  • Cut into as many squares as desired. Enjoy!

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