Strawberry Shortcake French Toast Bake

Sharing a festive strawberry shortcake today! My Strawberry Shortcake Toast Bake is perfect for weekends, Holidays and entertaining guests!

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Strawberry Shortcake

Having a good french toast bake recipe is a must for entertaining guests and your family. My simple strawberry shortcake french toast is perfect for all occasions and everyone seems to LOVE it! See instructions below for an overnight breakfast casserole option. Hope you enjoy!

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ingredients for strawberry shortcake

Ingredients For The BEST Strawberry Shortcake French Toast Bake

*See bottom of post for entire recipe in recipe card.

  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • pound cake
  • large eggs
  • heavy cream
  • light brown sugar
  • pure vanilla extract
  • kosher salt
  • powdered sugar
  • whipped cream, pre-made or homemade

pound cake in baking dish for strawberry shortcake

How To Make Strawberry Shortcake French Toast Bake

  1. Place sliced fresh strawberries in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Use spoon to stir to combine sugar and berries. Cover and let marinate for at least an hour or overnight covered in the refrigerator. You get a nice sweet strawberry juice the longer the strawberries marinate.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Place cubed pound cake evenly in bottom of baking dish. In large bowl whisk eggs, heavy cream, brown sugar and salt until well combined. Pour evenly over pound cake in baking dish. Use spoon to press gently to make sure egg mixture covers all pieces. Bake for 30-35 minutes until set. Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes before cutting into squares. Dust top of French toast bake with powdered sugar.
  4. You can use canned whipped cream or make your own. To make your own whipped cream, place heavy whipping cream into a stand mixer with whisk attachment and add powdered sugar. Beat until cream has firmed up to the consistency you desire. Top each square of French toast bake with marinated strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream.

Where Can I Buy Pre-made Pound Cake For The Recipe?

In many grocery stores, you can find pre-made pound cake in the produce section. It’s generally be by the shortcake shells and pre-made strawberry sauce, below the fruit displays. I get the loaf pound cake and cube it myself. If you can’t find pound cake, brioche is a great substitute. French Bread can also be cubed and used if needed.

adding cream to eggs for strawberry shortcake

Whisk eggs, cream, brown sugar, vanilla and salt until well combined.

adding egg mixture to pound cake cubes in baking dish

Add egg mixture to baking dish with cubed pound cake.

egg mixture in pound cake cubes in baking dish

Make sure pound cake pieces are well coated with egg mixture. Use a spoon to press cake into egg mixture when needed. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30-35 minutes until egg mixture is set. Remove and let cool at least 20 minutes before cutting into squares.

baked strawberry shortcake french toast

Dust top of French Toast Bake with powdered sugar and cut into squares.

baked strawberry shortcake with strawberries

Top each serving with a spoon of marinated strawberries.

How Do You Marinate Strawberries For Strawberry Shortcake?

To get those nice sweet juicy strawberries for strawberry shortcake, the trick is to let them marinate in sugar for a few hours or overnight if you’ve got the time. For this recipe, you’ll need 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Stir well, cover and let marinate. Sweet and perfect for strawberry shortcake!

whipped cream on strawberry shortcake

How To Serve Strawberry Shortcake French Toast Bake

Serve each square of French Toast Bake with a spoon of marinated strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream.

How To Store Leftovers

Store any leftover squares of strawberry shortcake without toppings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. Warm in microwave as needed then top with strawberries and whipped cream.

Is There An Option For an Overnight Breakfast Casserole?

Yes! Prepare recipe up until the point of before baking it. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, let dish come to room temperature for an hour and bake as directed following instructions from there.

strawberry shortcake on serving plate

Strawberry Shortcake French Toast Bake

My Strawberry Shortcake French Toast Bake is perfect for your weekends, Holidays and any entertaining you have coming up!
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 806kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • mixing bowl
  • whisk

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 cups cubed pound cake I find mine in the produce department near shortcakes
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar for dusting on top

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Place sliced fresh strawberries in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Use spoon to stir to combine sugar and berries. Cover and let marinate for at least an hour or overnight covered in the refrigerator. You get a nice sweet strawberry juice the longer the strawberries marinate.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place cubed pound cake evenly in bottom of baking dish. In large bowl whisk eggs, heavy cream, brown sugar and salt until well combined. Pour evenly over pound cake in baking dish. Use spoon to press gently to make sure egg mixture covers all pieces. Bake for 30-35 minutes until set. Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes before cutting into squares. Dust top of French toast bake with powdered sugar.
  • You can use canned whipped cream or make your own. To make your own whipped cream, place heavy whipping cream into a stand mixer with whisk attachment and add powdered sugar. Beat until cream has firmed up to the consistency you desire. Top each square of French toast bake with marinated strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 806kcal | Carbohydrates: 124g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 352mg | Sodium: 961mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 82g | Vitamin A: 1282IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 5mg
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