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Deluxe Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Deluxe Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

This tasty shortcake is perfect for the Fourth of July. I love the moist, from-scratch flavor. It's foolproof and always brings lots of compliments. —Janet Fant, Denair California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • Fresh mint leaves, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Place one cake on a serving plate; top with half of the cream cheese mixture and strawberries. Repeat layers. Store in the refrigerator. Garnish with fresh mint leaves if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 426 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews for Deluxe Strawberry Shortcake

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a1a.rh User ID: 7858993 95969
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"Made this for company dinner and everyone couldn't get enough of it! Made it with a little variation. Added almost 8oz of cool whip to filling. Also stirred up the strawberries in a carton of glaze before adding to layers. The cake itself is just awesome."

newgardenersc User ID: 679157 167325
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2012

"This dessert, as a whole, is delicious. But the cake itself is fantastic! Extremely moist & not too sweet. Another great thing I noticed about this cake is that it keeps well without getting soggy. Four days later & it was still as fresh as when I first served it. One of our favorites."

then5812 User ID: 5997683 95967
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

"We absolutely loved the cream cheese filling, but next time I think I'll try it on pound cake instead of the yellow cake."

Nechole84 User ID: 1989748 170348
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"This recipe is awesome! Everyone I've made it for absolutely loves it! I'll never go back to regular shortcake again!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.