This easy strawberry shortcake recipe will amaze you in how yummy it tastes and how lovely it looks – be prepared, as everyone will want the recipe. If you are in need of an easy, quick, and amazing dessert – this is it. This strawberry shortcake uses fresh strawberries, an angel food cake from the store, and a couple minutes to put it together. You will absolutely love the taste and presentation of this simple dessert recipe. It is really the very best strawberry shortcake ever!
In a way this is a perfect dessert. All you have to do is purchase and assemble the pieces. Most any grocery store will carry pre-made angel food cakes – just pick one up as the basis for this recipe.
Additionally, strawberries are available in most stores year-round so you won’t have any trouble finding those wonderfully sweet, luscious berries. And, as you know, anything strawberry just has to be good!
The strawberry glaze is usually located in grocery stores right by the strawberries. Most stores carry it. If you can’t find the glaze, it’s easy to make – see the recipe below.
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Ingredients for Strawberry Shortcake:
- 1 prepared angel food cake
- 2 8-ounce cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 8-ounce container Cool Whip (plus extra for garnish)
- 1 quart fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
- 1 package strawberry glaze (from the Produce Section of your local grocery store or see the recipe below)
Directions for making Strawberry Shortcake:
Tear the cake into pieces (about 1-inch chunks) and either press ½ of the cake into the bottom of a glass serving bowl or press all of the pieces into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
In a mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese with the sugar. Mix in the Cool Whip.
Spread ½ of the cream cheese mixture over the cake pieces if using a glass bowl (or all of it if using the 9x13 dish).
Mix the strawberry glaze with the strawberries and layer ½ over the cream cheese in the serving dish (or all if using the 9x13 dish). If using a glass bowl, repeat with another layer of cake, cream cheese, and strawberries. Garnish with Cool Whip.
Easy Strawberry Glaze Recipe (This glaze recipe will make more glaze than needed for the Strawberry Shortcake Recipe above)
Ingredients for making Strawberry Glaze:
- 1 ½ cups cold water
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 1 box (3-ounce) strawberry jello
Directions for making Strawberry Glaze:
In a medium-sized saucepan, stir together the cornstarch and water. Put the pan over medium-high heat and add the sugar. Stir until the mixture begins to boil. Remove the pan from the heat and add the strawberry jello powder; stir until well-incorporated. Set aside and allow to cool.