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Shortcut Strawberry-Vanilla Dessert Recipe

Shortcut Strawberry-Vanilla Dessert Recipe

This quick and yummy strawberry dessert is loaded with fresh strawberries and a creamy pudding topping. Make sure you make plenty—it disappears quickly. —Christine Johnson, Ricetown, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing YIELD:7 servings


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups whipped topping, divided
  • 1 loaf (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine strawberries and sugar; let stand for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping; set aside.
  • 2. Cut cake into 14 slices. Layer seven cake slices with 2 tablespoons strawberries, 1/3 cup pudding mixture and another cake slice. Top with remaining strawberries and whipped topping. Yield: 7 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 314 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein .

Reviews for Shortcut Strawberry-Vanilla Dessert

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wingsnutoo 157720
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"This is my go to recipe when unexpected company drops in during the summer. I always have strawberries, either frozen or fresh on hand. Pudding mix and milk are also always in the fridge. I keep a couple of either homemade pound cakes or frozen ones in my freezer for just such occasions. This is quick and tastes good."

anne7121 174378
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"Great simple and easy recipe to make any time!"

ashleyk12345 178169
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013


jflorencz 174377
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"I used Sugar Free pudding and lite cool whip and it was still yummy. If your looking for a light and refreshing dessert this would work great!"

kdwarren 93213
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"Simple, easy to make and most importantly delicious. Will definitely make again as all the family liked it."

DViola 88578
Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"This was great! My family loved this, I will definitely be making this again."

spacehog519 106203
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"This recipe was amazing! My entire family loved it!!!"

LauraManning 113932
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"This is a really nice cold dessert. The flavors go together well and it's so easy to make since you use a pre-made pound cake. The only change I made was to mix in about 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract into the pudding. My hubby even liked this, and he's not big on dessert at all."

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