Family-Size Strawberry Shortcake

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If you're looking for a quick and easy dessert this summer to feed the whole family, this is it! (... and it looks really nice, too!) There are times when I want to make strawberry shortcake, but I don't feel like dealing with individual servings.

This is also great to take to your next family gathering or cook-out!

Note: Recipe is for 1 cake mix. Double the ingredients to make the 4-layer cake shown for larger groups. If making the larger cake, use 2 long wooden picks through all 4 layers to hold layers firmly in place.

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1 Hr




1 pkg
white or yellow cake mix, 18.25 oz., prepared and cooled in 2-9" cake pans
1 1/2 qt
fresh strawberries
1/4 c
1 1/2 c
whipping cream
1/4 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Reserve 8-10 large strawberries for garnish. Slice remaining berries and place in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Mash slightly. Chill at least 30 minutes.
Beat whipping cream in a medium bowl with a hand mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla until just mixed.
Place 1 cake layer on serving plate. Cover with mashed strawberries.Top with about 1 1/2 c. whipped cream. Place second cake layer on top. Spread with remaining whipped cream. Garnish with reserved strawberries.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy