Strawberry Shortcake

Dysphagia-friendly strawberry shortcake on white plate

This Strawberry Shortcake recipe is perfect for those looking for a dysphagia-friendly fruit-filled dessert, and preparation is remarkably easy! This recipe meets IDDSI Levels 4-7.


Ingredients 1 serving 8 servings 16 servings
Thick & Easy® Texture Pureed Bread & Dessert Mix
Item: 118519
2 Tbsp ½ bag (about 1 cup) 1 bag
Sugar 1/4 Tbsp 2 Tbsp ¼ cup
Vegetable oil 1/2 Tbsp ¼ cup ½ cup
Vanilla extract 1/8 tsp 1 tsp 2 tsp
Almond extract (optional) 1-2 drops ¾ tsp 1½ tsp
Water or milk , hot 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp 1 1/3 cup 2 2/3 cups
Prepared strawberry pie filling or glaze, FILLING ONLY (No berries or seeds)* 2 Tbsp 1 cup 2 cups
Whipped topping, for garnish 1 Tbsp ½ cup 1 cup
PAN SIZE Muffin cups or other round shape

*Seedless strawberry jam may be used in place of seedless pie filling or glaze in this recipe.



    • Lightly spray muffin cups or pans with non-stick cooking spray or line with plastic wrap.
    • Combine sugar and THICK & EASY® Pureed Bread & Dessert Mix; stir well.
    • Add oil to bread mix and stir until mixture resembles wet sand.
    • Add vanilla extract to hot water or milk and add to bread mixture. Stir briskly until mixture starts to thicken.
    • Portion into muffin cups or pans using a #20 scoop and spread evenly.
    • Cover and allow to rest at room temperature or in refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes.

To Serve:

  • Carefully remove prepared cakes from pans and portion onto serving dishes.
  • Using a tablespoon or gloved hand, gently press into the middle of each cake to make a shallow hole.
  • Portion 2 Tbsp of smooth pie filling or glaze (no berries or seeds) into the shallow hole.
  • Top with 1 Tbsp whipped topping and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 portion (one #20 scoop cake (about ¼ cup), 2 Tbsp filling/glaze and 1 Tbsp whipped topping)

Calories: 180

Total Fat: 8 g

Saturated Fat: 1.5 g

Trans Fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 75 mg

Total Carbohydrates: 27 g

Dietary Fiber: 0 g

Total Sugars: 14 g

Added Sugars: 10 g

Protein: 2 g

Vitamin D: 0 mg (0% DV)

Calcium: 0 mg (0% DV)

Iron: 0 mg (0% DV)

Potassium: 0 mg (0% DV)