Family-Size Strawberry Shortcake
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 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
1Reserve 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.
2Beat 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.
3Place 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.