How To Make Strawberry Shortcake Crumble


I’m going to show you how to make strawberry shortcake crumble and I hope it’s something you enjoy. I know that sometimes it’s hard to find simple instructions for some of the tasty desserts and meals that you’re trying to make.

I love making strawberry shortcake crumble during the warmer months of the year. The contrast between the warm, gooey crumble and icy cold, sweet cream is too good to be true.

Strawberry Shortcake Crumbles

Strawberry Shortcake Crumbles deliver a pink punch of intense strawberry flavor and vanilla crumbles perfect for pies, cupcakes, and basically everything.

Strawberry Shortcake Crumbles! It’s crumbly strawberry patch ready to party on your next dessert! Can you stand it? They’re so irresistible with intense strawberry and vanilla all tangled up together like the best of friends.

Strawberry Shortcake Crumbles deliver a pink punch of intense strawberry flavor and vanilla crumbles perfect for pies, cupcakes, and basically everything.

This version of strawberry shortcake crumbles DOES NOT have vanilla pudding mix, but it does have strawberry gelatin mix. The strawberry gelatin is that pink punch of color and flavor.

Simply mix 1/2 cup flour and 1/4 cup butter with the strawberry gelatin mix. In a separate bowl mix 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Yes, you can make this gluten free too, click for my Gluten Free Flour Mix, made with Bob’s Red Mill products.

Sprinkle all of the strawbery mix on a parchment lined baking sheet. Then sprinkle on the vanilla, slightly mixing as you go. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes @ 350 F, and let cool for at least 1 hour.

Strawberry Shortcake Crumbles deliver a pink punch of intense strawberry flavor and vanilla crumbles perfect for pies, cupcakes, and basically everything.

Once completely cooled it will crumble up together perfectly. If there are any large globs, just break them up with a rolling pin or by hand.

I made the strawberry shortcake crumbles specifically for a Strawberry Shortcake Freezer Pie . Good thing I added these little nuggets of goodness to the pie first, because the leftovers are disappearing!

Wouldn’t’ these be great on a chocolate cream pie, like French Silk or Lemon Fluff Pie? And think of the other fruity “shortcake” possibilities: orange shortcake crumbles, lemon shortcake crumbles, orange, etc.

How To Make Strawberry Shortcake Crumble

Strawberry Shortcake Crumbles deliver a pink punch of intense strawberry flavor and vanilla crumbles perfect for pies, cupcakes, and basically everything.Prep Time15 minsCook Time7 minsAuthor: Portlandia Pie Lady


  • One 3-ounce box strawberry flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (divided) (for gluten free, use gluten free flour in place of all purpose flour)
  • 1/2 cup butter (divided)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium sized bowl stir the box of gelatin and 1/2 cup flour and 1/4 cup butter. Use a fork to make fine and crumbly.
  • In a separate medium sized bowl stir 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Use a fork to make fine and crumbly.
  • On parchment lined baking sheet sprinkle on the strawberry crumbles. Then sprinkle on the vanilla crumbles, ever so slightly mixing them by hand.
  • Bake for 7 to 8 minutes at 350 F. Do not stir at all. Remove from oven and let cool completely (at least 1 hour) . If they feel warm, place the baking sheet in fridge or wait another 30 minutes.
  • Crumble into an airtight container to store.
  • Makes 3 cups of strawberry shortcake crumbles.


This strawberry shortcake crumble recipe is made with a fluffy shortcake, a fruity strawberry crunch topping, and a whole lot of cream cheese frosting. It’s a unique dessert to try now!

I love finding new dessert recipes to try at home. There is something to be said for classics like cookiesbanana bread, and brownies, but it’s also nice to switch it up at times. Enter this strawberry shortcake crumble recipe! It’s a unique take on cheesecake, coffee cake, and shortcake all wrapped up into one delicious sweet treat. 

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You start with a traditional (and easy) shortcake recipe, then you add cream cheese frosting (or icing). Top it all off with a really special crunch topping made with golden Oreos and a few other ingredients. You’ve got yourself one of the most delectable desserts I’ve ever seen — or tasted!

My strawberry crumble recipe requires about 20 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes to bake, plus cooling time. It’s the perfect addition to any dessert table, or you can make it for your family to enjoy at home. Whether you make it for a special occasion or simply for fun, keep reading to discover how to make strawberry shortcake crumble!

close up of strawberry shortcake crumble with Oreo pieces and strawberry slices


  • All of the ingredients you’ll need for my strawberry crumble recipe, plus tips on how to prepare the strawberry crunch topping with Oreos
  • How to make strawberry shortcake crumble in just over 1 hour at home
  • Storage suggestions, plus answers to other commonly asked questions about strawberry shortcake crunch cake

This is one dessert recipe you’re going to want to bookmark when you see how nicely it turns out! Let’s get into the specifics.

prepared ingredients for strawberry shortcake crumble


A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and grease a 9×13 dish with your preferred cooking spray. Now, prepare your shortcake. Melt the butter and set it aside so that it can cool. Whisk your eggs, then add the butter and the rest of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl. You want the batter to be thick and a little bit sticky! Pour it into the dish and smooth so that it’s level. Bake for 14 to 18 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. 

STEP TWO: While your shortcake cooks, prepare your strawberry crunch topping. Place the Oreos in a Ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crumble them into coarse pieces. Ideally, you want a mixture of very small crumbles and some larger chunks. Place in a medium bowl and pour melted butter a little at a time, making sure to stir between pours. Follow the same process with the gelatin powder. Make sure that the Oreos are completely covered with both!

use rolling pin to crumble golden Oreos in Ziploc bag
mix butter and red gelatin powder with golden Oreo pieces

STEP THREE: Allow the shortcake to cool for 1 hour. Then, spread the cream cheese frosting on top of the cake. Add the strawberry crunch topping along with sliced strawberries (optional, but I love the addition of fresh fruit!). Cut and enjoy!

allow shortcake to cool before adding Oreo crumbles and strawberry slices on top


My strawberry shortcake crumbles are made with strawberry jello, golden Oreos, and melted butter. It’s no-bake (the topping), and with Oreos — you know you can’t go wrong! While you wait for your shortcake to bake, you’ll have plenty of time to create your crunch topping. It’s a quick and easy add-on that makes for the best crumble crunch cake ever!


Strawberry shortcake is made with vanilla cake. Traditional recipes call for layers of light and fluffy cake paired with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. My strawberry shortcake crunch cake version is served with cream cheese frosting and a strawberry crunch topping. My recipe is a one-of-a-kind take on a very classic dessert!

piece of strawberry shortcake crumble on tiny plate


Pound cake gets its name from its ingredients. Traditionally it was made with a pound of flour, sugar, butter, and eggs, respectively. Today, the proportions aren’t always the same but the ingredients remain as is. A shortcake is a vanilla cake served with fruit and whipped cream. The two are similar in texture and flavor, but the biggest difference is their ingredients! 


If you find yourself with some extra strawberry crumble topping, place it in an airtight container after it has completely cooled. It will keep for about 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. You can also store the strawberry shortcake crunch cake itself in the fridge for up to 4 days.

strawberry shortcake crumble in 9x13 dish

Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Topping Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Topping Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Topping Recipe is a recipe that can be used to top Strawberry Shortcake cakes. This simple dessert will satisfy your sweet tooth and your appetite. The recipe is easy to follow and the topping is delicious. This is the perfect dessert for any party. Try it with a cup of hot chocolate afterward.

This Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Topping Recipe is easy to make, tasty, and delicious. It’s one that you can prepare in a matter of minutes, so if you’re a busy person with limited time, it might just be your favorite recipe. These white sugar crumbles can also be a delicious addition to muffins or cookies.

This recipe is the easiest and most delicious dessert topping that you can make. It is so yummy that no one will complain if you serve it with a scoop of ice cream or vanilla ice cream. This recipe is also great for other dessert toppings like plain vanilla ice cream, chocolate, toffee, or just fruit. It’s easy to make this topping in less than 15 minutes and it’s ready to go in the oven.

How To Make Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Topping Recipe 

Strawberry Crunch Topping is a simple and versatile topping that can be used in so many different ways. This Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Topping Recipe does not use pudding mix or flour, but golden Oreos instead. It can be used on ice cream, blondies, frosted sugar cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and even pie. It adds a lovely pop of color and flavor to any dessert. Strawberry crunch topping has a fun reddish-pink color to it.


  • 22 Golden Oreos
  • Strawberry Jello, 1 package-3 oz box
  • Melted butter, 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup 

Step By Step Instructions To Make Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Topping

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Melt the butter in the microwave until it is completely melted.

Step 3

Use a rolling pin to crush your golden Oreos after placing them into a Ziploc bag. Use a meat mallet or food processor that has a smooth side. Crumble the meat into small bits.

Step 4

Crush the Oreo cookies and place them in a bowl.

Step 5

Mix together the strawberry Jell-O and Oreo crumbles.

Step 6

Mix well the Jell-O and Oreo mixture with half of the melted butter. You can add more melted butter if you think your mixture needs it.

Step 6

Put parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Step 7

Put the strawberry crumble on a baking sheet and smooth it out into an even layer.

Step 8

Bake for 7 to 8 minutes.

Step 9

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let it cool.

Step 10

Put the crumble back into the Ziploc bag after breaking it into chunks. Recrush it.

Step 11

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to several days.


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