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Strawberry Shortcake Cake (+Video)

Strawberry Shortcake Cake is a vanilla cake, topped with a sweet creamy frosting and finished off with a delicious fresh strawberry glaze!

AN EASY STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE INSPIRED CAKE

Strawberry season is here! Who else gets excited to go strawberry picking?! This recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Cake is one of my most-requested recipe from family and friends. It’s a super fun take on the Southern Strawberry Shortcake recipe.

Strawberry Shortcake Cake, slice, served on a small white plate.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do I have to use a white cake mix?

No. You can use a yellow or French vanilla cake mix for this or even a Funfetti or Rainbow Chip cake mix! Chocolate might be a wonderful contrast of flavors too!

Where do I find the strawberry glaze?

You can usually find strawberry glaze 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.

Can I make the cake from scratch?

Of course! This recipe is customizable to your tastes and preferences. One of my favorite white cake recipes is here.

How do I store leftover cake?

This cake does need to be kept refrigerated. Cover tightly and it should keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. This cake can be frozen but I only recommend freezing without the strawberry topping on.

Strawberry Shortcake Cake recipe from The Country Cook, slice served on a white plate with a glass of milk pictured in the background.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • white (or yellow) cake mix
  • egg whites, oil and water
  • cream cheese – see my post on How to Soften Cream Cheese Quickly
  • powdered sugar
  • whipped topping (COOL WHIP)
  • strawberry glaze
  • fresh strawberries
boxed white cake mix, fresh strawberries, Cool Whip, cream cheese, powdered sugar, strawberry glaze.

HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CAKE:

Make cake according to package directions for a 9×13-inch baking dish.

prepared white cake mix in a clear 9 by 13 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. Sir in thawed whipped topping. Mix until combined.

powdered sugar and cream cheese mixed together in a large clear bowl with a large wooden spoon.

Smooth over cooled cake.

sweetened cream cheese mixture spread evenly onto cooled white cake in baking dish.

 In a bowl combine the strawberry glaze with the strawberries.

sliced strawberries and strawberry glaze mixed together in a clear bowl.

Spread this mixture on top of the cake.

Strawberry Shortcake Cake, fully finished, in a baking dish.

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.

closeup, slice, Strawberry Shortcake Cake.

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Strawberry Shortcake Cake recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Cake (+Video)

Strawberry Shortcake Cake is a vanilla cake, topped with a sweet creamy frosting and finished off with a delicious fresh strawberry glaze!
4.99 from 76 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 15.25 ounce box white cake mix
  • additional ingredients to make cake; eggs, oil and water
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 8 ounce container whipped topping (COOL WHIP), thawed
  • 13.5 ounce container premade strawberry glaze
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into bite size pieces

Instructions

  • Prepare white cake according to package directions for a 9" x 13" 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.
  • Stir in thawed whipped topping and combine well.
  • Smooth over the cooled cake.
  • In a bowl combine the strawberry glaze with the sliced strawberries.
  • Spread this mixture on top of the cake.
  • Slice and serve.

Video

Notes

  • This cake needs to be kept refrigerated.
  • You can usually find the strawberry glaze 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.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 493mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Originally published: March 2012
Updated & republished: May 2022

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72 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Just made this cake today and it is the best cake I ever ate. Made it exactly as the recipe states but used 4 cups of sliced strawberries. We celebrated a birthday today with this cake and everyone wants me to make it again!

    1. 5 stars
      This cake is the bomb !
      Going to go one step further and drizzle melted chocolate threds over it all !yum yum

  2. 5 stars
    I have made your recipe for this cake many many times, it is a family favorite and requested time and time again for our April and May birthdays. It is easy and so delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    Whole family loved it and super simple to make!!!! Definitely will be making it again.

  4. 5 stars
    Hey brandie it’s me again I’ve commented on other recipes started off using your crockpot recipes now you have me baking when I say that I love love love you an your recipes I mean it thank you for sharing your AWESOME making this strawberry Shortcake cake right now cake is baking for my childs fathers birthday today I know hes gonna love it everything I’ve found an made weather its a dessert or a meal in the crockpot we love it cant wait until its done thank you again for being kind an considerate for sharing an uploading easy to follow recipes an taking the time to make small videos to show how to put it together for anyone who may need it keep up the great work an have a good weekend