The Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Servings: 12
  • About This Recipe

    “The perfect summer dessert. Not your ordinary strawberry shortcake!”

    Ingredients

  • 1quartfresh strawberries( or more if you like)
  • 1/2 cupsugar
  • 8ouncescream cheese, softened
  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • 1 (8ounce) containers frozen whipped topping
  • 1 (14ounce)angel food cake, cut into cubes( I buy the cake already made)
  • Directions

  • Wash, stem, and cut strawberries in half.
  • Add sugar; toss to mix well.
  • Chill.
  • Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar well.
  • Fold in whipped topping and cake cubes.
  • Spread cake into an ungreased 13×9 dish.
  • Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Cut cake into squares; top with strawberries.
  • Reviews

  • “Tried the shortcake tonight for a potluck. It went together very easy–especially after I decided it would be easier to gently break the angel food into small chunks instead of cutting into cubes–I think it came out the same in the end. I envisioned it being cake height, but in actuality it was only about an inch high and a bit difficult to serve in intact squares. As was mentioned in another review, served up in spoonfuls after failed attempt at squares. The flavor was very good though–everyone loved it.UPDATE: Made the a second time this week.Tried to be even more gentle when folding in the cake pieces.I put it in a 8″ trifle-style bowl and I was happier with the results.”

  • “At first I thought this would be like regular strawberry shortcake.Wrong!The cream cheese mixture, along with the angel food chunks, make a delicious cake that cuts beautifully and taste great.Garnished with strawberries … it’s a winner.i would suggest more strawberries than the recipe calls for.”

  • “Yummmmy!I think next time I am going to double the batch and make it in a trifle bowl and layer the shortcake then strawberries and so on.A great summer dessert.”

  • “I want to be adopted by Inez Wallenborg!This tastes incredible – and it’s so quick & easy to make. My husband, whose usual food comments range from “Uck” to “This is really good”, told me that this was “the best dessert he had ever eaten”.Very high praise, indeed.”

  • “Made this for a potluck this past weekend. It was the first thing to disappear! I’m giving it 4 stars instead of 5 since I think it’s a little dry. I spread about 4 oz. of cool whip on top of the cake before I put on the strawberries, this made it just perfect. I agree w/one other reviewer that using more strawberries is a good thing. I used almost 1 1/2 pounds, cut into thirds, since my berries were large. Thanks! Great easy dessert.”

  • “Outstanding!! We live about 30 miles from a Berry Farm and made this with berries we picked ourselves. My family really enjoyed this and it was very easy to make. Thanks for a great recipe.”

  • “I made this tonight for an evening coffee snack – it was a huge hit!This recipe is very easy to prepare – although I think it takes a bit longer than 20 minutes.I used “light” cream cheese and “light” whipped topping – it worked very well.I took some of the others suggestions and added more strawberries – I also decreased the sugar by about 2 tablespoons.I did let mine sit for 6 hours and it seemed to be very easy to serve in squares.A definite keeper and I will definitely make this very light and tasty desert again and again!!”

  • “Very good.I increased the amount of strawberries and whipped topping.I added some of the strawberries and some blueberries to the cake and cream mixture.I put 8 oz of whipped topping on top of that and let it chill, then I put the sweetened strawberries on top in the middle and put sweetened blueberries around the outside.I took it to a church supper and was afraid the strawberries would not be evenly divided if i just let people put their own on top.Anyway, I loved it and so did everyone who had a piece of it.Thanks for this goody.I will make it again.”

  • “This has got to be the best cake I have ever made!! It’s fabulous! Everyone loved it, I served it for a Tupperware party, and the cake got more attention than the Tupperware!! Everyone wanted the recipe. I will make this a lot!!”

  • “Ummmmmmmm! Heaven! Everything else has been said.”

  • “This is a winner! Our Florida strawberries are in high season right now and I was looking for somethng a little different but also easy. This is just plain delicious – no other way to describe it. Thank you Inez!!”

  • “Made this for a family get together last Sunday at a nearby lake.The compliments I got!I substituted a Sara Lee pound cake cut into cubes since my grocery store didn’t have any ready made angel food cakes and I wasn’t about to turn on the oven in the heatwave we’ve been in!It probably made for a heavier texture, but no-one complained.I also used the “extra creamy” Cool Whip which resulted in a very creamy texture!This is now a mandatory summer dessert for our family get togethers!I thank you Inez, and so does my family!”

  • “If I could give this 10 stars I would. I made this tonight for a BBQ here at our house, DELICIOUS!! Light, fluffy, and this is definitely The Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake!! I will be making this again. The only thing I changed was the amount of sugar only because the strawberries here aren’t real large yet so I reduced the amount of sugar. THANKS bunches Inez”

  • “This may have turned out better if I had used the store bought cake but I made one from a mix(Could’nt find one on a late sat afternoon) and I found it did’nt cut as nice as I thought it would.However, that did not affect the taste and served with the strawberries, it was very good.I will make it again but will use the store bought cake next time.Thanks for a new dessert recipe, Inez.”

  • “Made this with my boy scout troop. What a major hit! We had fun making it (a snap) and more fun eating it!! It’s truly delicious. Thank you for the recipe.”

  • “This is a Fantastic Cake!I was looking for a recipe for shortcake and Suzyq suggested this!Wow, Major Hit!Our DD has already requested it for her birthday and that’s almost 7 months away!She’s giving up a Dairy Queen ice cream cake for this one.This is easy to make and really pretty too, also great for summer when you really don’t want to have the oven on.Thank-you Inez!”

  • “This recipe combines to of my favorites…..strawberry shortcake and cream cheese!Really yummy!!! I added some store bought strawberry glaze over the top also.Many thanks!”

  • “My college age son fixed this and it was so easy and so delicious. It was gone in two hours. Great summer desert. Thanks”

  • “1 word…………………..DELICIOUS!I loved this and would not change a thing, thank you so much,I will make this alot and become very popular by sharing it with friends and neighbors:)”

  • “Another Inez Willenborg Classic I simply had to try.The results as always, fabulous!This is a sweet, delicious treat that you will not need to serve with ice cream. No need to change the recipe.It’s perfect as is!Chalk up yet another winner for Inez!”

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