Strawberry Shortcut Cake

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 45 mins

Saw this on Food Network "The Neelys" and had to make this! Would be a great valentines dinner dessert!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Follow cake directions as written on cake mix box.
  3. Grease & flour 9 X 13 cake pan.
  4. Bake cake according to directions.
  5. Remove from oven and cool cake completely.
  6. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine strawberries, cognac and sugar.
  7. Let macerate 20 minutes.
  8. Invert and release cake onto a decorative platter.
  9. Whip cream with confectioners' sugar and vanilla at medium - high speed until it reaches stiff peaks. Do not over whip.
  10. Mix gelatin as directed on box.
  11. Refrigerate gelatin mix but do not let it harden, it should cool to a liquid consistency.
  12. Use a straw, poke holes all over the cake.
  13. Pour gelatin into holes and spread over the top of the cake.
  14. Spread layer of macerated strawberries on top of cake.
  15. Spread layer of whipped cream on top of the strawberries, making pretty swirls and ripples.
  16. Garnish with fresh strawberries.
  17. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.


Most Helpful

I made this last year for my daughters birthday and she loved it :) (we all did) I saw it in PD magazine- Thank you so much for posting :)

Chez Michelle June 07, 2009

This is really good. I actually found this recipe in Paula Deen's magazine. This is another wonderful way to use strawberries in a scrumptious dessert when you don't want pie. Thanks for sharing!

Lainey6605 July 08, 2008

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