Strawberry Shortcake-Cake

Angelina Potter


My best friend loves strawberry shortcake. I love cake and love to make special cakes. I developed this combination just for her and now everyone at work loves it and I've even been "hired" to make it for a few people over the years.

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20 Min
30 Min


1 box
french vanilla cake mix
1 qt
fresh strawberries (hulled and cut)
3-4 Tbsp
1 c
strawberry preserves (or jam)
8 oz
cool whip, thawed (regular, light or fat free)
1 can(s)
whipped vanilla frosting (duncan hines)

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake-Cake


  • 1Bake cake according to directions. Using two round cake pans. Cool completely.
  • 2While cake is baking, add sugar to fresh strawberries, mash, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 3Combine cool whip and frosting, mix well and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 4Once cooled, cut the top of one cake layer to level it, slice second cake in half and level top if needed. (you should have three layers of cake now)
  • 5Place first thicker cake layer on cake plate and top with thin layer of frosting mixture.
  • 6Layer mashed strawberries over frosting (reserve 3 Tbsp)
  • 7Add next layer of cake, spread evenly with strawberry preserves.
  • 8Top with last layer of cake, frost completely (you may have frosting left over--there is a lot)
  • 9Add remaining mashed strawberries in the center on the top. May want to garnish with whole strawberries.

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About Strawberry Shortcake-Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern