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. 
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


41 comments :

  1. 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

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  2. This looks so wonderful! Love Strawberry Shortcake!

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  3. 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!

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

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  5. This looks so easy and AMAZING! thanks so much!

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

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  7. 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!

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

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    1. wal mart sells it...

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  9. 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.!

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  10. 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!

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

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  12. Nothing says spring like Strawberry Shortcake! Yum!

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

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  14. Beautiful! :) I love strawberry shortcakes!

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  15. 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

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  16. 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!

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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!!

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  21. 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!!

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  22. I just love this recipe and it is so simple!

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  23. 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!!!!

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  24. 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!

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

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  26. 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.

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

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

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

    Pam

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  30. 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.

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  31. 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.

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

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  33. 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!

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    1. 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.

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  34. 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! (:

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

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  36. 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.

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  37. I wonder if I could use pudding to make it a little more fluffy and firm at the same time? Has anyone tried it?

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  38. This recipe looks wonderful and I would love to make it for a ladies group, however I have a question about the additional ingredients for the cake mix. Are they used instead of the ingredients called for on the box or as additional ingredients, and what are the amounts?

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