Strawberry Shortcake Push Pops

Strawberry Shortcake Push Pops: a great dessert for Valentine’s Day or anytime. Pretty and so yummy, the perfect strawberry party treat.Strawberry Shortcake Push Pops: great dessert for Valentine's Day, pretty and so yummy!

These Strawberry Shortcake Push Pops are the perfect treat for you and your sweeties, big and small. And, they’re really simple to make too.  We love these for a party because you don’t have to worry about cutting up and serving a large cake.  Everyone gets their own little push pop.  You can make push pops in many different flavors but strawberry shortcake is such a favorite.  It looks great in the push-up pop containers too.  We made our strawberry shortcake push pops for Valentine’s Day, but they’d also be so sweet for a birth day, Mother’s Day, perfect for June 14th, Easter, or a summer picnic, bbq, or get together.

how to make Strawberry Shortcake Push Pops

Push Pop Containers

We found our push pop containers online.  We ordered a set of 1 dozen.  These are so fun because you just push the bottom piece up and the whole cake rises slowly upward so that it’s easy to eat.  They’re also just a whole lot of fun.  The containers are reusable, just wash them with soap and warm water and you can use them again to make more push pops for your next party.

push pop containers

The Cake

Every shortbread needs some cake for the base.  I started out with a regular French vanilla cake mix, and added in a little red food colouring to make it pink for an easy twist for Valentine’s Day to make pink push pops. You can make your cake pink too, or leave it white. Red velvet cake would be a great choice for Valentine’s Day too. I baked it on a large cookie sheet, to make a thin cake, which worked out perfectly.  You can also use some store bought pound cake for this step to make it little quicker and easier.

how to make Strawberry Shortcake Push Pops

Use your push pop container like a cookie cutter, to cut the cake to the perfect size. I layered cake, then some strawberries that I cut up and sprinkled with a little sugar.

Strawberry Shortcake for Valentine's Day dessert

They got topped off with some sweetened whipped cream -yum. You could also use cool whip if you prefer, or a cream cheese frosting would be delicious with red velvet cake.  And, since Valentine’s day is fast approaching, I cut a little heart shaped strawberry to top it all off with.

Strawberry Shortcake Push Pops recipe

Yield: 12 Push Pops

Strawberry Shortcake Push Pops

Strawberry Shortcake Push Pops
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • white cake mix made according to the package instructions plus pink food coloring
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 250 mL whipping cream
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 push pop containers


    1. Mix your cake mix together according to the package directions in a large bowl. Add a few drops of red or pink food coloring to colour the cake pink. Heat oven and bake according to the package directions on a large baking tray lined with parchment paper and sprayed with cooking spray, to create a thin cake.
    2. In a medium bowl combine most of the sliced strawberries (reserve twelve to use as toppers for the finished push pops) and 2 teaspoons of sugar and set aside to macerate.
    3. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or with an electric mixer whip the cream to soft peaks. Add 3 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and fully combine.
    4. To assemble to the push-up pops, use the container as a cookie cutter to cut out the cake rounds to the perfect size, and fit one in the bottom of each push pop. Next layer on the macerated strawberries. Top it all off with whipped cream. Use a plastic bag with the corner snipped off to pipe it, or a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Cut your reserved strawberry slices into heart shapes and top each push pop. Cover with the lid and store in the fridge until you're ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 43gProtein: 1g


I made 12 push pops, but I did have leftover strawberry shortcake ingredients.  You can make more push pops, or use your leftovers to make an extra larger bowl of strawberry shortcake.  This is a good way to use up the leftover cake pieces.  Just cut cubes of cake and layer in a larger bowl as the base of the strawberry shortcake.

My Valentines loved them -big and small.

Strawberry Shortcake Push Pops

This cold, snowy day just got a little brighter!

how to make Push Pops

With Strawberry Shortcake Push Pops for Valentine’s Day, life really is a party!

Strawberry Push Pops

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