Cheaters Strawberry Shortcake

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

It's mid March and the grocery store has brought in strawberries from Florida. Ahhhh, Spring is here at last. What better way to celebrate than with Strawberry Shortcake. This is my Spring version. Only a few ingredients and very little time involved. The decision to use sugar on the berries will depend on their natural sweetness. I find our local berries are generally sweeter than imported, simply because they are on the plant longer. This dessert looks beautiful when assembled as one cake. However, once you start to cut it.....the top layer slips because of the cream and berries. Therefore, I've chosen to cut into individual servings first, before assembling. Either way, it's yummy. Prep/Cooking Time does not include time for baking the cake.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 240 g white cake mix (single layer)
  • 3 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
  • 1 (1 liter) container Cool Whip, thawed (whipped cream can also be used)


  1. Bake cake according to package instruction. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. While the cake is cooling, gently toss the strawberry slices with sugar (if using). Let sit on the counter for 30 minutes. You'll also get some very nice juice to drizzle.
  3. To serve, cut cake into individual serving size pieces. Then cut each piece horizontally into two layers.
  4. Spread the bottom layer with Cool Whip. Top with some of the strawberries. Do not mound them, or the next layer will slide off.
  5. Top with second layer of cake and press gently.
  6. Add a large dollop of Cool Whip and garnish with more strawberries.
  7. Yes -- that simple.
Most Helpful

I used a sugar free cakemix I found in the Amish Country in OHIO. Never thought to just make a CAKE!

oneA June 26, 2012

I really liked this one. It seemed like a simple desert that i could put together quick and it was! I made my cake in a 13x9 pan and make small square cakes rather than cake style. My family liked that because it was just enough. Thanks for the great recipe

Miss Pink! May 23, 2010

WOW!! this is amazing!! yummm!

jas kaur May 13, 2010