Strawberry Heaven

"YUMMY!!My husband said this is the grown-up version of Strawberry Shortcake...try it, you won't regret it! Cook time is actually chill time. We are lucky enough to have wonderful fresh berries available to us about 3 months out of the year, so i've become a "berry snob" and won't use frozen, but I am sure that they would be just as good."
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Ready In:
8hrs 15mins


  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 12 a lemon, juice of (1 1/2 Tbsp if using lemon juice)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint whipped topping
  • 10 34 ounces poundcake (the kind you find in the frozen food section, like Sara Lee)


  • Slice off the top, bottom and ends of the poundcake and slice thinly.
  • Puree 1c of the strawberries with the lemon juice and set aside.
  • Whip together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until creamy.
  • Fold whipped topping and strawberry puree into cream cheese mixture.
  • Line the bottom and sides of a 9" springform pan with the poundcake.
  • Top with 1/2 of the cream cheese/strawberry mixture.
  • Top with sliced strawberries.
  • Repeat all 3 layers.
  • Chill overnight.

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  1. Delicious and super easy to make! I bet this would be good made with sliced Twinkies instead of poundcake. Thanks for sharing!


We live by the beach and have discovered a new passion for it since our 2 year old daughter was born. My husband and I have been married for almost 7 years and our adorable daughter is our only child. I work part time at a preschool center/drop-in day care which I love because I get to take my daughter to work with me everyday. Don't tell my husband, but I have a love affair with chocolate and peanut butter - I just can't get enough! I love to cook (thanks to wonderful parents) but I am NOT a very good baker - you'd have to see my sister and mom for that. I try to make at least one new recipe each week. My husband is a steak-n-potatoes kind of guy and I am a chicken-n-pasta girl all the way; our daughter would eat pizza and pnut butter & jelly 3 meals a day if we'd let her! So feeding our picky family can be quite a challenge...when I get something on the table we all like I feel like "Super Mom"! I LOVE recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less, and if I can throw it in a crock pot or make it in one dish I love it even more. I don't generally measure when I cook - I like to cook according to how things taste and smell, so a lot of my recipes will not have measurements for things like diced onions or peppers - but I hope that doesn't scare anybody away; it can be freeing to not be constrained by a measuring cup. I am starting to experiment with my own version of OAMC - I can't spend one whole day cooking, but I am looking for recipes that I can double and then freeze one batch for later.
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