Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

 

 

Strawberry shortcake is a must have during the spring and summer months.  A fluffy cake layered with strawberries and topped with whipped cream! It’s not too sweet and perfectly light. I absolutely despise hot weather so desserts like this almost make it bearable. I said “almost”.

Strawberry Shortcake - This easy strawberry shortcake recipe has 2 layers of perfectly light and fluffy cake soaked with juicy strawberries, topped with whipped cream.

Whip up the cake batter. Bake and let it cool completely.  Yes, you have to use the oven for this but it’s totally worth it.

Strawberry Shortcake - This easy strawberry shortcake recipe has 2 layers of perfectly light and fluffy cake soaked with juicy strawberries, topped with whipped cream.

Wash and cut up the strawberries.  Place in a saucepan with sugar and heat gently until the sugar dissolves.  Remove from heat.

Strawberry Shortcake - This easy strawberry shortcake recipe has 2 layers of perfectly light and fluffy cake soaked with juicy strawberries, topped with whipped cream.

Once the cake is completely cooled, remove it from the pan.  This part can be tricky.  I ended up slicing the cake in half vertically and then in half horizontally.  Place the bottom half of the cake back into the pan with cut side up.  Spread half of the strawberries with syrup over the cake.  Strawberry Shortcake - This easy strawberry shortcake recipe has 2 layers of perfectly light and fluffy cake soaked with juicy strawberries, topped with whipped cream.

Then spread half of the whipped cream topping over the strawberry layer and repeat with the top half of the cake.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Strawberry Shortcake - This easy strawberry shortcake recipe has 2 layers of perfectly light and fluffy cake soaked with juicy strawberries, topped with whipped cream.

Enjoy this strawberry shortcake dessert with friends and family! It’s perfect for summer barbecues.

4.9 from 11 reviews
Strawberry Shortcake
 
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Easy strawberry shortcake dessert. Fluffy cake layered with strawberries and whipped cream topping.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 2½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 16 ounces Whipped cream topping
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 pounds fresh strawberries, sliced (reserve a few for decoration if you like)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with parchment paper as handles and baking spray; set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and whisk; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat well.
  5. With mixer on low speed, slowly alternate between adding dry ingredients and milk.
  6. Pour mixture into greased baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  7. Place sliced strawberries and sugar in medium saucepan on medium heat and stir gently until sugar is dissolved. Take off heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  8. Once cake is cooled completely, remove it from the pan using the parchment handles. Slice in half vertically then again in half horizontally. Place the bottom half back into the baking pan with cut side up.
  9. Spread half of the strawberries with syrup evenly over the cake, then spread half of the whipped cream topping over the strawberries. Repeat with the top half of the cake. Finish with the remaining whipped cream topping and decorate with reserved strawberries, if desired.
  10. Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.

Strawberry Shortcake - This easy strawberry shortcake recipe has 2 layers of perfectly light and fluffy cake soaked with juicy strawberries, topped with whipped cream.

 

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Comments

  1. Reply

    Looks so good! One of my favorite summer treats!

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Cathy! Me too! 🙂

  2. Reply

    I love how you layered this! Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorites!! Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Showcase!

    1. Reply

      It’s one of our favorites too! Thanks for coming by, Joanna!

  3. Reply

    Oh my! This looks so yummy 😀

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

    1. Reply

      Thank you for coming by Edye! 🙂

  4. Reply

    I love strawberry shortcake and I especially love how you layered yours in this recipe – plus its all on one pan – win-win for potlucks and party gatherings. I also checked out several of your other recipes and will be pinning them as well as this one. Thanks so much!

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Debbie! I hope you enjoy the recipes. 🙂

  5. Reply

    This is going to sound really daft (especially as I like baking), but I always thought strawberry shortcake was made with shortbread (I’m almost embarrassed!).

    If I find some nice strawberries (they’re not nice at the moment), I’ll give this ago. It looks really nice.

    xx

    1. Reply

      🙂 I hope you find some nice strawberries and give this recipe a go! Thanks for coming by, Debbie!

  6. Reply

    Oh no – now I’m CRAVING strawberry shortcake! This looks and sounds so amazing… and simple is exactly what I like!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Jennifer!

  7. Reply

    Your Strawberry Shortcake looks fantastic! Hope you have a very special Fathers Day Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Miz Helen!

  8. Reply

    Oh my that looks soooo damn good

    Mollyxxx

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Molly! It was scrumptious!

  9. Reply

    I am meal planning for the week and couldn’t pass this up! Me and the kids making this one today!

    1. Reply

      Oh, I hope you guys really enjoy this recipe! Thanks so much for coming by, Melissa!

  10. Reply

    That is my kind of cake. Your cake looks so good and I could easily make it disappear.

    Kathleen
    Bloggers Pit Stop

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Kathleen! Unfortunately, we did make it disappear quickly.

  11. Reply

    I love Strawberry Shortcake – and yours looks scrumptious! It is difficult slicing cakes in half but you have done a wonderful job here! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinned!

    1. Reply

      hehe Yep, slicing cake in half is a true trick for me! Practice, practice, practice. Thanks so much, April!

      1. Reply

        My pleasure! Just wanted to let you know I’ve featured this lovely summer treat at the Hearth and Soul Hop this week 🙂

        1. Reply

          Thank you so much, April! 🙂

  12. Reply

    Thanks for linking up at Let’s Get Real Friday. What a decadent dessert.

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Karen!

  13. Reply

    That strawberry shortcake looks yummy!

    1. Reply

      Thank you!

  14. Reply

    I don’t mind the hot weather, but desserts like these are always welcome. This would be a great July 4th treat, throw in a few blueberries and you have the red, white and blue theme down. It looks so good in layers like this, and other than cutting the cake, cause I’m a klutz, it looks fairly simple! YUM!

    1. Reply

      LOL Nikki, the cake is easy to cut…no worries. Thanks so much!

  15. Reply

    Really, you had me at strawberries, but then you went and threw shortcake into the mix! By far, my favorite summer dessert. I’ll be featuring your strawberry shortcake tomorrow morning on You Link It, We Make It! Thank you for sharing another wonderful recipe and for linking up with us! Happy Wednesday! – Kim @ knockitoffkim.com

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Kim! 🙂

  16. Reply

    Strawberry shortcake is one of my family’s favorite summer desserts. This one looks so easy to make! I am pinning it to try later.

    1. Reply

      Mine too, Mary! Thanks so much for coming by!

  17. Reply

    One of my favorite summertime desserts!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned!

    1. Reply

      Mine too, Elaine! Thank you!

  18. Reply

    Looks luscious…and no doubt it is. Thanks a million for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Keep ’em comin! =)

    1. Reply

      Thank you!

  19. Reply

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  20. Reply

    Congratulations on your yummy looking Strawberry Cake being featured at Your Inspired Designs Link Party. We love having you.

    1. Reply

      Awww, thank you so much Carol! 🙂

  21. Reply

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Enjoy your new Red Plate and your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Miz Helen! 🙂

  22. Reply

    Not always, Jean. I don’t like the heavier biscuit cake, I prefer a lighter softer version. Thanks for coming by!

  23. Reply

    I really want to make this yummy looking dessert. All my cake pans are 9 x 13. I don’t have a 9 x 11 pan. Would the cake come out okay using the 9 x 13 pan? Thanks.

    1. Reply

      Jeri, thank you for bringing this to my attention. It is a 9×13 pan. I have corrected the recipe. 🙂 I’m so glad you stopped by!

      1. Reply

        Your welcome….I definitely be giving this a try real soon and will let you know how everything went….

  24. Reply

    I’m loving this shortcake, especially the fresh strawberries! Looks delicious. 🙂 You’re also featured today on Inspire Me Monday. Congrats! 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, CJ! 🙂

  25. Reply

    This looks fantastic!! Our family are strawberry shortcake junkies this time if year! I like this new idea of making it immensely!
    My only question, and I certainly don’t mean to offend at all. Does the cake get soggy at all? I only ask as my mom is particularly picky sometimes! Lol Anyway, thank you for this great idea, and I’ll definitely try it at home for my family!! 🙂 🙂

    1. Reply

      The cake does soak up the strawberry syrup but not all the way through to the bottom. We like it this way but you could place the whipped topping on first. Thank you so much for coming by, Kim! I hope your family enjoys this recipe. 🙂

  26. Reply

    oh yum! This looks so good!

    Thanks for linking up with Welcome Home Wednesdays! Live every Wednesday at 7AM CT.

    liz @ j for joiner

  27. Reply

    Quick question, what happens when you substitute buttermilk for the milk? Also, would I double this if I wanted to make 2 8″ cakes instead?

    1. Reply

      I’m not sure how buttermilk might turn out. I don’t think you would need to double the recipe for 2 8″ pans. It should work out perfectly. Thanks for coming by, Courtney!

  28. Reply

    Ii’M GONNA make this cake today and was wonder how do you cut a cake 2 different directions and you got to layer it!!

    1. Reply

      Hi, Donna. This part can be tricky. I ended up slicing the cake in half vertically and then in half horizontally. Place the bottom half of the cake back into the pan with cut side up. Spread half of the strawberries with syrup over the cake. Thank you for coming by!

    2. Reply

      I think she cuts the oblong cake in half to easily lift two smaller pieces out of the pan and then slices them horizontally to form the layer. Then puts the two bottom pieces back in the pan. Creates the layers and then adds the top pieces of the cake and finishes the layers. I used a spring form pan to bake mine and therefore I didn’t have a huge slab of cake to try and remove. My post and review is below.

  29. Reply

    I made this and it’s wonderful. Tasty , light and refreshing on a hot summer night. I did not do my berries on the stovetop with the sugar. Instead, I stirred in 1 tablespoon of sugar into the diced berries. It tasted perfect as I do not like to use a lot of sugar. I also froze my finished dessert and took it out of the freeezer a little bit in advance and wow, how nice. A fresh yet frozen treat. Awesome recipe. Thank you. Oh, I also halved the batter recipe and baked it in an round spring cake pan. Removal to slice in half was a breeze. I returned it to the spring pan to assemble then froze.

    1. Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Dawn! Great tip on the round pan. 🙂

  30. Reply

    You didn’t tell us how to make the whipped topping???

    1. Reply

      I used 16 ounces of cool whip (whipped cream topping). Thank you for coming by Susanne! 🙂

  31. Reply

    16 oz cool whip with what???

    1. Reply

      Susanne, I’m sorry I don’t understand your question. I only used cool whip topping.

  32. Reply

    What was whipping cream for

    1. Reply

      It’s just cool whip topping spread over the strawberries.

  33. Reply

    Can you make this the night before?

    1. Reply

      Of course, Destiney! 🙂 Just be sure to refrigerate after assembling.

  34. Reply

    This looks so super yummy.

    1. Reply

      It is, Charlene! Thank you so much for dropping by!

  35. Reply

    I tried this recipe for the first time a couple months ago and it was the best! Making it again today. Thank you!

    1. Reply

      I’m so happy you enjoy the recipe, Deena! Thank you so much for coming by and letting me know!

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