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Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Cake – Layers of moist, buttery cake filled with strawberry pie filling and whipped cream frosting.

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The classic flavors of strawberry shortcake in a, well, CAKE! Fluffy cake layers filled with whipped cream frosting and strawberry pie filling. Yah-ah-ah-mmm!

Hi, you guys! It’s Monday!! YAY! Hope you are having a great start to the week!

For some of you, this should be a short week since the holiday is only few days away. For that reason, I was thinking about doing something red white and blue for today, and I seem to have covered the red and white, however the blue remains unseen… Pretend that it’s there… in the forks, or somethin’…

You know, I’ve said this many-a-times before; I can’t decorate/frost/pretty-up a cake. Not only can I not decorate it, I also can’t cut it. I tried every trick in the book; I froze the cake, I used a hot knife, I set it at eye-level, and still, I got this. BUT, as they say, beauty is skin deep and don’t judge a book by its cover. That applies to mah cake, too.

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CAKE

This Strawberry Shortcake Cake is so, so, SOOOO GOOD! Swear, I fought with every inch of me not to go for a third slice. Two slices were demolished in less than 5 minutes. I’m not kidding. I can do cake. I eat it better than I bake it.

Also? I think I figured out the trick to cakes. Cake Flour. Yep. I know it looks obvious, I know, but it’s so much easier to just reach over for the all-purpose stuff. I mean, it’s called ALL-PURPOSE!! That means something, right?! See! Thanks for understanding.

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I wasn’t sure about the filling, though… I thought about going down my old route and use macerated strawberries, just as I did here with the classic Strawberry Shortcakes, but something told me to just go for it and use-up a can of my guilty pleasure… Strawberry.Pie.Filling.
OH MY! Girls, boys… I CAN aaaaand I HAVE spooned an entire can of it straight into my mouth.
Side note: Thank you, treadmill, for being there for me. I ♥ U!

As daunting of a task as it seems to make your own cake, you really should. It’s super easy. Honestly. I mean, just turn on the mixer and throw things in the mixing bowl… it’s not complicated. Besides, I’m asking you to use a prepared filling… that’s big! But, it’s a holiday, so it’s okay to splurge a bit.

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I also find that by throwing a ton of strawberries on top of the cake will take away from noticing the rest of the imperfections. 🙂

ENJOY!

MORE BERRY RECIPES

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Strawberry-Kiwi Fruit Popsicles

Ice Cream Filled Vanilla Cupcakes

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Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Katerina | Diethood
Layers of moist, buttery cake filled with strawberry pie filling and whipped cream frosting.
4.67 from 3 votes
Servings : 12 to 14 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cooling Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

For the Cake
  • 1-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature <---- very important
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 clamshell fresh strawberries , halved
For the Filling
  • 1 can (21-oz.) Strawberry Pie Filling (I used Lucky Leaf)
For the Whipped Frosting
  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Set oven rack in the middle.
  • Lightly grease 2 (9-inch) springform cake pans with baking spray and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk cake flour, baking powder and salt; whisk until combined.
  • Set a small saucepan over medium-high heat and add milk and butter; bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and lemon juice. Set aside to cool.
  • In your mixer's bowl, combine eggs and sugar; beat until pale yellow, fluffy, and doubled in size.
  • With the mixer on, slowly pour in the cooled milk mixture (I suggest stirring the milk mixture before adding to the mixer); mix until well incorporated.
  • Turn off mixer and gently fold in the flour mixture.
  • Spread the batter in the prepared pans and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and set pans on a cooling rack.
  • Snap open the springform pans and turn our the cakes; let completely cool.
  • In the meantime, prepare the frosting.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • When chilled, beat the mixture until stiff peaks form.
  • When cakes are completely cooled, cut one of the cakes crosswise so you end up with 3 round layers. One will be bigger than the other two.
  • Spread half of the whipped frosting over 1 of the thinner cake layers.
  • Add the thin cake layer over the whipped frosting.
  • Spread the strawberry pie filling over the cake.
  • Top with the last cake layer.
  • Spread the rest of the whipped frosting over the cake.
  • Top with fresh strawberries.
  • Chill cake for 1 hour.
  • Serve.

Notes

b]RECIPE SOURCE: [DIETHOOD/b]
Cake Recipe heavily adapted from [Food Network
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 slice | Calories: 248 kcal | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 19 g | Saturated Fat: 11 g | Cholesterol: 104 mg | Sodium: 159 mg | Potassium: 87 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 10 g | Vitamin A: 755 IU | Vitamin C: 1.3 mg | Calcium: 57 mg | Iron: 0.2 mg | Net Carbs: 15 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake recipes, easter recipes, shortcakes, strawberries
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53 comments on “Strawberry Shortcake Cake”

  1. I can’t cut a cake without looking like I used a saw. LOL
    This looks amazing and I can’t wait to bake this for my hubby’s bday.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    Yum! I once made a strawberry shortcake cake for my brother’s birthday because he’s like me and would pick fruit over chocolate every day.

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    Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    Oh mylanta, this is one beautiful cake! Almost too pretty to eat.. Almost! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I bet it tastes incredible!

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    Laura Dembowski

    Imperfections aren’t a bad thing. They tell everyone of the love you put into your baked goods. As long as it tastes good, no one will ever care. And I know this tastes good.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I think I’m going to skip dinner and just have a giant slice of this gorgeous cake!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook

    What a gorgeous cake! From the size of your cake stand… I was thinking… I can eat this whole cake by myself!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ SO pretty. I’d be so proud if I can make a cake like this, Kate!

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