It's the perfect dessert for your summer picnics.
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Katie Jacobs of Styling My Everyday has a Strawberry Shortcake recipe that leaves us dreaming of warm summer days spent in a field of wildflowers on a buffalo-check blanket surrounded by Southern picnic foods. Fresh sandwiches, potato salad, sweet tea, and, of course, a homemade strawberry shortcake fill our picnic baskets.

This light and fuffy dessert recipe is reminiscent of classic strawberry shortcake with a few modern twists. The batter is made the Southern way – from scratch – and the layered dessert has freshly whipped cream. Topped with sweet strawberries and blueberries, the tart fruit, light cream, and dense cake layers beautifully combine to create the ultimate summer treat.

You won't be able to resist a second helping. Even though this strawberry shortcake is impressive in both presentation and taste, it's super easy to make! Round up just a few key ingredients that are probably already in your pantry like butter, sugar, and flour, you'll be well one your way to indulging in this summer sweet.

For this recipe and more awesome entertaining ideas, be sure to check out Katie Jacobs' new book: So Much To Celebrate: Entertaining the Ones You Love the Whole Year Through. You'll want to invite over friends, neighbors, and family to celebrate on your back porch with a cake stand and shortcake in hand.