Strawberry, Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry, Strawberry Shortcake

I am not a big fan of strawberry shortcake ( the dessert or the character-I always preferred Blueberry Muffin).  I do like parts of the dessert, mainly the sweetened strawberries and the cream.  It’s the biscuit that does me in.  To me, biscuits are to be buttered and used to sop up something savory, like gravy.

I like the IDEA of strawberry shortcake, however.  So I thought of a way to re-create the dessert that suits my own tastes.  I love cake, and all things cake.  I feel confident I have a winner here.   I made it festive for the 4th of July by adding the blueberries.  I like the contrast of the pink cake, the red strawberries, the white cream and the blueberries.  I mean how much more patriotic can it get?   I did not sweeten the berries for this strawberry shortcake, because between the cake layers and the sweetened cream, I feel it was sweet enough.

My family really enjoyed this dessert.  The table was very quiet, except for the occasion “yum” and the lip smacking.  I think you’ll be very pleased with this strawberry shortcake.  It’s seasonal and festive.

Below, you’ll see my strawberry shortcake.  I put a candle in it.  I was practicing for my birthday.  As the song goes, I was born on the 4th of July.  I’m a lucky girl,  I get fireworks on my birthday!  I will be making some of these strawberry shortcakes for sure.  I’ll probably be making something decadent and made with chocolate as well.  But I’m predicting these little shortcakes will be the hit!

Happy 4th of July!  Thanks for stopping by, enjoy!

Strawberry, Strawberry Shortcake
  • 1 18.5 oz package strawberry cake mix
  • 1 3.5 oz instant vanilla pudding
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup flour
for the cream:
  • 1 ½ cups chilled heavy cream
  • 3 T sugar
  • ½ t vanilla
  • sliced strawberries-quantity to suit your taste
  • blueberries-quantity to suit your taste
  1. Combine cake mix, pudding, eggs, oil and water in a large bowl. Beat until combined. Using a cookie scoop, fill cavity of a whoopie pie pan or place a dollop of batter on lined cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove to cool.
  2. While cakes are cooling, in a mixer with whisk attached, mix cold heavy cream, sugar and vanilla on high until soft peaks form-about 3 mintues.
  3. To assemble, place one cake on a plate, place sliced strawberries on top followed by a dollop of cream. Add blueberries. Repeat layer.

28 Responses

  1. Awesome recipe! Love strawberry shortcake and this double strawberry shortcake looks like a real winner!

    • Thank you! A fun shortcake for the 4th!

  2. We just got an ice cream maker, and I think your little cakes filled with homemade vanilla bean ice cream and topped with strawberries just might be the ticket to beat the heat this coming holiday!

    Happy birthday to you!

    • Thats a fantastic idea!!! I love that! Wish I thought of it myself!

  3. Tanya… Who on earth ever gave you a Strawberry Shortcake on a biscuit! I have NEVER ever heard of it being served this way. I have always eaten or served it on either cake (as you have here) or bundt or pound cake. I love your recipe too!! I’ll be making something similar for the 4th as well. a Happy 4th of July to you and yours!!

    • I can’t remember where I got that kind of shortcake, but let me just say I never had it again, until now! Honestly, I think it was 30 years ago! Pound cake or other cake makes sense! Have a great Independence Day!

  4. This looks absolutely delish! I immediately copied down the recipe because it’s a great 4th of July recipe! You could totally make this low fat too with fat free Cool Whip, applesauce, etc. I’m gonna try it!

    • Absolutely! The thought definetiy occurred to me that I could simplify this recipe even further with Cool Whip and it would still be good!

  5. I love anything with strawberries!!! :) The shortcake looks absolutely delicious.

  6. What a fun twist on a Summer classic. Thanks for sharing at this week’s BFF Open House!

  7. So unique and perfect for July 4th! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Love seeing new faces. Have a blessed week & come back soon!

  8. Strawberry shortcake made with cake mix? I think you are on to something with this!!! They look awesome!! And happy early birthday:-)

    • I feel I must insert cake into every dessert! It makes me happy! Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  9. It looks wonderful! Love your recipe
    Have a wonderful 4th of July

  10. What a delicious looking treat! And what a great idea to use strawberry cake! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites! Please come back and link up again this week!

  11. Oh yum! These look cute and delicious! Thanks for linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” Hopefully we’ll see you tomorrow at 8pm MDT for this week’s party! :) -The Sisters

  12. cookingwithcurls

    I think you could drizzle some chocolate right over the top! Pinning:)

    • Chocolate would be DIVINE! I’ll have to remember that for next time!

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