Monday, March 19, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Daylight savings time is a big deal around our house. Mostly because we wake up like zombies in the morning for a couple of weeks until we all adjust.  But also because we are very excited about spring being right around the corner and more daylight in the evenings. I think that is what depresses me most about winter.  Less daylight.  When you go to work and it's dark and you leave work and it's dark, you start feeling like a vampire.   What else gets me excited about spring?  Strawberries!  One of the nature's most wonderful bounties of late spring around here are strawberries.  I can usually round up some delicious strawberries in the supermarket around this time but we can't wait to be able to pick some ourselves.  This is one of my favorite springtime recipes.  It's a fun little take on Strawberry Shortcake.

It's a great way to use those fresh strawberries and change it up a little.
And it just looks so darn pretty!

Ingredients:
1 box (16.5 oz) white (or yellow) cake mix
Additional ingredients to make cake; egg whites, oil and water
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 (8oz.) container whipped topping (thawed)
1 container (13.5 oz.) premade strawberry glaze
3 cups fresh strawberries (hulled and cut into bite size pieces)

I'm using the store bought strawberry glaze.
You can usually find it in the fruit section of your grocery store. 
Most grocers keep it right next to the strawberries.
You can also make your own strawberry pie glaze if you have a favorite recipe for it.

Directions:

Make your white (or yellow) cake according to package directions for a 9x13 baking dish.

Allow the cake to cool.  Then make the next layer.
In a mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth.
Plop in your thawed whipped topping.
And combine well.
Smooth over your cooled white cake.
In a bowl combine the strawberry glaze with your strawberries.
Spread this mixture on top of your cake.

Isn't this just a pretty and bright cake?
And it tastes so good too!
Slice and serve.
This cake needs to be kept refrigerated.
Enjoy!
Printable Recipe Here



39 comments :

Sheila said...

This strawberry shortcake looks so yummy and easy I can't wait to try it out and I love all your recipes thank you so much for sharing them with us

Maria said...

This looks so wonderful! Love Strawberry Shortcake!

Gerhild said...

What lovely pictures for such a lovely recipe! Makes me really look forward to the first strawberries at the local farmer's market. Thanks for sharing this!

KidRockFan said...

OMG this looks so good I have got to make this!!!

the balanced libra said...

This looks so easy and AMAZING! thanks so much!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

That is simply gorgeous - I bet it tasted a dream!
Mary x

The Better Baker said...

Another amazing creation from the 'Cake Lady'. =) This looks wonderful - oh how we love strawberries...and cream cheese too! A perfect recipe I will be trying...and I LOVE that I can purchase sugar free glaze too. My mouth is already watering!

Andrea {From the Bookshelf} said...

Beauiful! I have never seen strawberry glaze before! On the hunt!

carolinaheartstrings said...

My husband would love this. It looks fantastic. Come visit us. We have a great giveaway today. 3 charm bracelets from Cutey. We love them.!

Annie Oakley's Kitchen said...

I am really loving these spring recipes I'm seeing everywhere! That cake looks so cool and refreshing. I can't wait to do some strawberry pickin' (maybe even growin') myself!

Yin said...

Really mouth watering cake, you made me leave my diet plan aside!

Jane and Lorraine said...

This cake looks SO DELICIOUS!

Kait Lunny said...

Nothing says spring like Strawberry Shortcake! Yum!

Anita at Hungry Couple said...

So delicious! I love strawberry shortcake and I love cheesecake but I've never combined them. I'd be in heaven with this dessert :)

Kiri W. said...

Beautiful! :) I love strawberry shortcakes!

Choc Chip Uru said...

The sh9ortcake is finally an acual cake :D
It looks super delicious and being light at the same time!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru
Latest: Double Nutella Cheesecake Brownies

Lacy @ NYCityEats said...

Ohh yummm!! This cake looks incredible! I love the lightness of the whipped topping with the strawberries - fav part of strawberry shortcake & now there's cake too! Delish!

Jacelyn said...

Brandie,

Do you think this would work with a angel food cake box cake? That's all I have in my pantry right now! :-(

Got everything else, though!

The Country Cook said...

Jacelyn, I don't see why not. I've never made it with the angel food cake but I think it should work. The angel food cake is, of course, has a very different texture from the white cake but I think the tastes should still work together.

Beth said...

I made this cake yesterday-- it was dessert for our Easter dinner. It was FANTASTIC. RAVE reviews from everyone!! My younger son was so quiet while he was eating it... I asked him if he was OK. He said "Yes, Mom... but this is so good I don't want to talk or even think about anything else!" LOL! Thank you for making our Easter dessert so yummy!

Anonymous said...

I made this recipe today for our Sunday dinner and it it was a HIT!! The family LOVED it! I just love easy and flavorful desserts and this sure was one! Look forward to trying some of the other recipes on this site!!

The Better Baker said...

Bran! Congrats on having this recipe featured at Gooseberry Patch Roundup! WOWEEEEEE!!! My hubs family is having a get together this weekend and I'm planning to make this for everyone..already have the sugar free glaze in the fridge. Thanks for sharing your awesome cake recipes!!

Helen @Helen's Cooking said...

I just love this recipe and it is so simple!

Helen @Helen's Cooking said...

Brandie , just had to feature it on my top 3 this week, *if you don't mind). The post with link to your page is here:http://helenscooking.info/?p=2866
Shared it on my facebook as well. It's a great dessert. thank you for sharing!!!!

Anonymous said...

I made this recipe over the weekend for a cookout, it was a hit! It was so delicious and easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

The Country Cook said...

So happy to hear this turned out well for you! Thank you so much for letting me know! :)

Anonymous said...

We made this two weeks ago and loved it so much we are makin it again for our Swim Sunday get together! Thanks for sharing, Michelle L.

Anonymous said...

I have made this before, only used canned cherry pie filling on top. Very good!

Anonymous said...

It is also very good with blueberries and blueberry glaze. I've always used sliced angel food cake as the bottom layer.

Pam said...

Made this for a ladies lunch, it was easy and so good, its a keeper. Thanks for all of the great recipes.

Pam

Anonymous said...

I have made this cake twice. The first time the family loved it sooo much. But we like less cake and more filling, so I cut the 9X13 cake into two layers and put the cream cheese mixture and the strawberries in the middle and again on the top layer. So good my family says it's the best cake they ever tasted. Love your recipe.

Pamela said...

I've been making a recipe very similiar to this one for almost 50 years. I would make it in layers in round or square pans and sometimes I wouldn't frost the sides and make it look more like a torte. I would freeze it and slice it with a warm knife. It was my mother-in-law's recipe and my husband and my children's birthday favorite! It was also great to keep one in the freezer for unexpected company.

Anonymous said...

Question about the egg whites .....do u use egg whites in place of eggs or in addition to the eggs and how many

bitsybet said...

Just made this. I didn't use the store bought glaze, but made some homemade. I'll refrigerate it overnight and cut it tomorrow. Can't wait!

bitsybet said...

I just cut a piece this morning. My husband and I shared it. It is delicious! Will definitely make this again. Our local strawberries will be coming in in just a couple of weeks, and will give me the opportunity to use fresh ones for this recipe.

Anonymous said...

wal mart sells it...

Anonymous said...

Although unusual, I think I will be making this for a thanksgiving dessert to bring to a relative's house! I think it'll taste light and refreshing after gorging on all the heavy and fillings foods during dinner! I don't care if it's not season appropriate! (:

terri brinke said...

Just made this today & it is sooooo delicious!! I drizzled melted white chocolate over the top & added some to the creamy layer. Just divine! :)

Sabrina Duffy said...

Made this deliciousness the other night for a family get together. Altered it in a different way by making 2-9" circle cakes, layered with the whipped topping mixture and strawberries. The results? Let's just say...there were no leftovers. It was a HUGE hit.

THANKS SO MUCH for the awesome recipe! :) Will definitely be remaking it in the near future.