My father’s birthday was this past Sunday, and I volunteered to make the cake. One of my Dad’s favorite is Strawberry Shortcake so I decided that would be the easiest to make. Ideally I would have made this the night before but since we had some snow, and my brother only told me the time at 9am that we were doing lunch at 1pm I only had so much time to plan.
Directions: Cut the tops off the strawberries, and dice into bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with the sugar and stir. Set aside.
Heat the pound cake according to the directions, approximately 45-60 seconds. Cut down the middle to make 2 long pieces. Place the bottom half on the plate you plan on serving it on. Pipe a bit of the whipped frosting along the edges to keep the filing in place.
- 2 cups Strawberries ~ 1 tub of Cool Whip (12 oz) ~ ¼ Sugar or sugar substitute (I used Stevia in the Raw) ~ Pound Cake - Family Size (16 oz) ~ 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract ~ 1 TBSP Milk or Almond Milk
- Cut the tops off the strawberries, and dice into bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with the sugar and stir. Set aside.
- Mix the Cool Whip, Almond Milk, and Vanilla and place in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes.
- Heat the pound cake according to the directions, approximately 45-60 seconds. Cut down the middle to make 2 long pieces. Place the bottom half on the plate you plan on serving it on. Pipe a bit of the whipped frosting along the edges to keep the filing in place. Spoon half the strawberry mixture inside the filling. Place a dollop of frosting on top of the strawberries and smooth it out. Place the top of the sponge cake on top. Repeat the frosting and strawberry layer and top with the remaining frosting. It may spill out over the sides, but don't worry. Place the cake into the fridge until ready to serve.
Biana @ Blovedboston says
I love strawberry short cake and a dessert that I don’t have to bake makes me even happier!! xo, Biana
Yes, really just putting it together and letting it set. Easy peasy.
I love strawberry shortcake. Such a sneak peek into summer. Great timing!
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I am kinda glad I didn’t take the leftovers! 😉
I love strawberry shortcake, and the fact that it’s no bake?! Score!
The no-bake was essential since I had no time to make anything else. Ha!
Strawberry shortcake is definitely one of my favorite summertime snacks. This looks like the perfect birthday “cake,” too 🙂
He did go back for seconds! 😉
Carly Blogs Here says
Strawberry shortcake has to be one of my favorite desserts ever. I used to request it for my birthday every year. Yum!
We used to have it a lot growing up. So good.
this is basically what my mother in law makes for my birthday 🙂 i love pound cake!
It’s so good, and fresh strawberries and cream are the best!
kathy at realtalk says
am i seriously reading this as im waiting for my BORING SWEET POTATOES to finish cooking in the oven? I NEED THIS IN MY BELLY NOW!!!
Haha! Yes, much better than sweet potatoes.
Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis says
Oh Yumm! What a fun idea and looks easy to whip together! Pinning for future parties/events!
It was so easy, and really can make a day ahead, or just a few hours before the party.
Lindsay T says
YUM!! You have the BEST recipes!!
Thanks! It is one of his favorites but it really is very simple too.
I haven’t had strawberry shortcake in forever. This looks so fabulous and easy!
It is so easy! It is such a nice light flavor too.
I love strawberry shortcake so I would LOVE this.
Oh then yes, you should make it. So easy, and very quick to make it.
Kate @ Green Fashionista says
YUM! This looks delish! I love how fresh it looks 🙂
I had only an hour and a half to put it together, so it can easily be made on the fly! 😉
Kay R. says
You just know Im going to pin this. Im drooling at the screen!
i’m drooling over here!! hand over the cake and no one gets hurt! 😉 i seriously can make this, and that’s saying something for me!
Haha! Yes, it doesn’t require a lot of steps. I think you can handle this one. 🙂
MMmmm. This looks like I need it in my mouth right now. Sooooo good!!
You do! My Dad ending up having seconds, and told me I had to make it again soon.
Oh this looks so good. I love love love strawberry shortcake.
chelsea jacobs says
I love no bake desserts! Thanks for sharing!
This looks absolutely AMAZING!
Thanks! My Dad didn’t know I made it, he thought it was store bought and told me I am now required to bring more the next time I come down!
Oh my goodness! Can I please just rip this off the screen? 😉
Haha! If only. My Dad loved it, took two pieces. He thought it was store bought so it was a total win!
Heather (@mylittlehea) says
Oh gosh! I am not eating sweets or carbs right now so this looks divine! Headed to the Strawberry Festival tomorrow and I may have to treat myself with a strawberry shortcake!
It is so worth making and so easy. My Dad called me last night, he thought I bought it until he saw my post on Facebook. Hehe.
YUM! I can’t wait until Summer… I want to pick fresh strawberries and make this!
Haha! It seems to be for me since I never seem to get any sleep.