Duncan Hines Strawberry Shortcake from a Mix

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by grandma2969

The easiest way to serve a crowd..really terrific recipe...to save calories..I use dream whip or cool whip, thawed...

Top Review by kmdipaolo

I made this for Father's Day since my brother-in-law requested it. It was easy to make. Cake baked a lot quicker though. It was a big hit with everyone.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • CAKE

  • 19 14 ounces French vanilla cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 14 cups water
  • 12 cup butter, softened

  • 2 cups whipping cream, chilled
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 quart strawberry, rinsed, drained, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Grease two round 9" round cake pans -- with butter or margarine.Sprinkle bottom and sides with granulated sugar.
  3. FOR CAKE:.
  4. Combine cake mix, eggs, water and butter in large bowl --
  5. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  6. Pour into prepared pans.
  7. Bake at 350*.for 30-35 minutes or toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean --
  8. Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  9. Invert on cooling rack.Cool completely.
  11. beat whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract until stiff in large bowl -- Reserve 1/3 cup for garnish --
  12. Place one cake layer on serving plate.
  13. Spread with half the remaining whipped cream and sliced strawberries -- Repeat with remaining layer,
  14. Garnish with remaining whipped cream and strawberries --
  15. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired.
  16. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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