Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
The perfect summer dessert. Not your ordinary strawberry shortcake!
- 1 quart fresh strawberries (or more if you like)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping
- 1 (14 ounce) angel food cake, cut into cubes (I buy the cake already made)
- Wash, stem, and cut strawberries in half.
- Add sugar; toss to mix well.
- Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar well.
- Fold in whipped topping and cake cubes.
- Spread cake into an ungreased 13x9 dish.
- Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
- Cut cake into squares; top with strawberries.
Tried the shortcake tonight for a potluck. It went together very easy--especially after I decided it would be easier to gently break the angel food into small chunks instead of cutting into cubes--I think it came out the same in the end. I envisioned it being cake height, but in actuality it was only about an inch high and a bit difficult to serve in intact squares. As was mentioned in another review, served up in spoonfuls after failed attempt at squares. The flavor was very good though--everyone loved it. UPDATE: Made the a second time this week. Tried to be even more gentle when folding in the cake pieces. I put it in a 8" trifle-style bowl and I was happier with the results.
At first I thought this would be like regular strawberry shortcake. Wrong! The cream cheese mixture, along with the angel food chunks, make a delicious cake that cuts beautifully and taste great. Garnished with strawberries ... it's a winner. i would suggest more strawberries than the recipe calls for.
Yummmmy! I think next time I am going to double the batch and make it in a trifle bowl and layer the shortcake then strawberries and so on. A great summer dessert.