Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Recipe
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Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Recipe

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This recipe was given to me by a co-worker, and it gets rave reviews every time. I've tried it with other fruits, including blueberries, cherries, and peaches. All work out great. — Michele Trachier, Pasadena, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package (.6 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened whole strawberries, thawed, drained and sliced
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • 10 fresh strawberries, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 179 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, applesauce, egg whites and egg; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in strawberries. Using a sharp knife, cut a diamond pattern across top of hot cake; immediately pour gelatin mixture over cake. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Spread with whipped topping. Garnish with fresh strawberries. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Shortcake Dessert in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 179 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"Everyone loved this dessert! Mine looked marbelized like the picture. I will make this again. Simple and easy to make."

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"Super yummy!"

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"This is truly a tried and true recipe with many variations. We called it poke cake years ago. I just love all the wonderful ideas of using vanilla pudding in the whipped cream or spreading custard pudding over the top with sprinkles. Super good ideas! If you bake the cake from scratch or buy one to bake this recipe is a winner!!!"

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

"I don't understand the part about cutting the diamond shape. Do you score the cake, cut through the cake, or what? I just poked the top evenly with a meat fork. This was a birthday favorite for my children growing up in the southern hemisphere since their birthdays fell in the 'summer' months of November & December. Nice cool cake for hot weather. I use 1/4 cup less water in the jello and use half hot water to dissolve and half cold water to make it set faster. I also poured custard pudding over the top and sprinkled with colorful sprinkles for birthdays. I didn't use the frozen fruit since I only had fresh."

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

"Excellent recipe. Refreshing and cannot tell it's low fat!!"

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