So technically this isn’t shortcake. But who cares! I’ll call it strawberry shortcake if I want to! All that really matters is that it’s pure amazingness and you will thank me forever for sharing this with you. In fact, this has become my birthday cake of choice! Sandy, an old assistant manager of mine made this dessert several times while we worked together and I loved when she would bring it! She was so gracious to share her recipe with me. This is the perfect summer treat! I have to warn you though, once you make this you won’t buy store bought ever again!
I prefer mine tall as pictured, but you can also make this in a jelly roll pan and have a sheet cake version of it (works great if you need to feed a large crowd). I also like my cream cheese layer thick, but can be made thinner if that’s your preference as well. That’s the beauty of this – you basically can make it exactly how you want it!
The Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake
The Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake is the most delicious strawberry shortcake you'll ever sink your teeth into. It's the perfect summertime dessert that will leave you wanting more!
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 large cool whip thawed
- 1 pkg. 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- 1 16 oz. pkg fresh strawberries or 2 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen strawberries
- 1 pkg. strawberry danish dessert
Bake cake according to directions on box. Let cool.
Wash & slice fresh strawberries or defrost frozen strawberries strawberries; set aside.
Mix together cool whip with 1/2 c. powdered sugar; set aside.
Blend cream cheese with 1 c. powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Add cool whip to cream cheese and cream together.
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over cooled cake. Make danish dessert as directed with 1 1/2 c. cold water instead of 1 3/4 c.
Cool slightly and fold in strawberries. Pour over cream cheese mixture.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes 1 cookie sheet.
[My 2 Cents]
You can make your cake in a cookie sheet, 9x13, (2) 9x9's, or (2) 8x8's depending on the thickness you are going for. I personally prefer a thick cake, but really it's just personal preference!
Never heard of “danish dessert”? Well neither had I until this recipe. It can be found near the Jell-o and pie crust in the baking aisle of the grocery store.
Adapted from My friend Sandy B.