Deluxe Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
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Deluxe Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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Janet Fant's tasty shortcake is perfect for the Fourth of July. “I love the moist, from-scratch flavor of this simple cake,” she writes from Denair, California. “It's foolproof and always brings lots of compliments.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Deluxe Strawberry Shortcake in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p53

Sweet White Wine

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

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a1a.rh 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 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 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 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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