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Strawberries and Cream Shortcake

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You can make a regular cake, cupcakes, bundt cake or even a layered cake and turn it into strawberries and cream shortcake!

You can make a regular cake, cupcakes, bundt cake or even a layered cake and turn it into strawberries and cream shortcake! ohsweetbasil.com

Every summer is the same, surrounded by strawberries. Not only do we love when berry season hits Utah purely so that we can munch on fresh, juicy strawberries, but we also love finding new ways to make the classic strawberry shortcake.

This strawberries and cream shortcake is an old recipe that many of you probably had as a kid. Those are our favorite recipes to share because we always get the most lovely comments and emails about a long lost recipe Grandma used to make and finally finding it on our blog. Isn’t that wonderful that the internet exists and allows us to connect with the past again?

Can You Use Frozen Strawberries in Strawberry Shortcake?

You can use frozen or fresh.

Whatever you have on hand will be fine.

If frozen, defrost first.

You can make a regular cake, cupcakes, bundt cake or even a layered cake and turn it into strawberries and cream shortcake! ohsweetbasil.com

Facebook is the perfect example though I often wonder if we would be better off without it. It can get a tad political for my liking.

Not true in this case though. A reader mentioned that her family used to make strawberry shortcake but not just with whipped cream, instead it seemed like it was a cream cheese mixture. I just knew it had to be this recipe.

You can make a regular cake, cupcakes, bundt cake or even a layered cake and turn it into strawberries and cream shortcake! ohsweetbasil.com

You can make it anyway you like. Short on time? Just make a regular cake and spread the topping all over so it’s easily sliced into squares. Looking for cute? Make cupcakes and either cut them in half and fill them or gently spoon the cream mixture on top and drizzle a berry or two over that. We like to use a bundt pan and slice the whole thing in half then fill it for a pretty presentation.

No matter which way you do it remember that the key to this recipe is allowing plenty of time for cooling and setting up. The cake and sauce mixture both need to cool and then once assembled you’ll want more refrigeration so the sauce and berries set up and don’t slide all over.

Strawberries and Cream Shortcake

You can make a regular cake, cupcakes, bundt cake or even a layered cake and turn it into strawberries and cream shortcake! ohsweetbasil.com

Strawberries and Cream Shortcake

5 from 2 votes
Servings: 8 -12
You can make a regular cake, cupcakes, bundt cake or even a layered cake and turn it into strawberries and cream shortcake!

Ingredients

  • 1 White Cake Mix
  • Ingredients for the cake mix depending on the brand you buy.
  • 1 8 ounce Package Cream Cheese room temperature
  • 1 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar divided
  • 1 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 4 ounce Packet Strawberry Junket Found by the Jell-o
  • 1 3/4 Cup Water
  • 4 Cups or 1 Clamshell Strawberries, sliced

Instructions

  • You can choose to make a bundt cake as shown or any variation, 2 round cakes, one 9x13" or even cupcakes. Follow the directions on the box and allow the cake to cool completely.
  • Bring the water to a boil and add the junket, stirring continually until dissolved and thick.
  • Place in a bowl in the fridge to cool.
  • In a large bowl, beat the heavy cream until soft peaks begin to form.
  • Beat in 1/2 cup of powdered sugar until peaks are formed.
  • Set aside.
  • Beat the cream cheese until smooth in a large bowl.
  • Beat in the powdered sugar until creamy.
  • Fold in the whipped cream until evenly incorporated.
  • Slice the bundt in half, making a top and a bottom layer.
  • Spread the cream mixture over the bottom layer.
  • Remove the cooled sauce from the fridge and stir in the berries.
  • Spread all over the cream on the cake and place the top of the cake back on.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • Slice and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberries and Cream Shortcake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 465
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 61.5mg21%
Carbohydrates 63.4g21%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 50.7g56%
Protein 4.8g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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6 comments

  • oh yummy for my tummy!

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  • Good gracious this looks delicious. We have two buckets of local strawberries at home. I know what some of them are going toward.

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    • That’s so lucky!! We don’t have any good strawberries yet.

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  • Strawberry shortcake is the best. 🙂

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    • Seriously!

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  • This looks so refreshing with tons of bright flavors!! The perfect dessert in my eyes!!

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