The Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake

"The perfect summer dessert. Not your ordinary strawberry shortcake!"
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  • Wash, stem, and cut strawberries in half.
  • Add sugar; toss to mix well.
  • Chill.
  • 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.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can I use freshly whipped cream instead of frozen whipped topping or will I mess up the consistency?


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. I want to be adopted by Inez Wallenborg! This tastes incredible - and it's so quick & easy to make. My husband, whose usual food comments range from "Uck" to "This is really good", told me that this was "the best dessert he had ever eaten". Very high praise, indeed.
  5. Made this for a potluck this past weekend. It was the first thing to disappear! I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 since I think it's a little dry. I spread about 4 oz. of cool whip on top of the cake before I put on the strawberries, this made it just perfect. I agree w/one other reviewer that using more strawberries is a good thing. I used almost 1 1/2 pounds, cut into thirds, since my berries were large. Thanks! Great easy dessert.


  1. The flavors of this easy cake were amazing! I think it would be a better presentation also to pour the topping over the cake cubes instead of folding them in. Will do that next time but overall so delicious!
  2. Yes please! This is most certainly the ultimate shortcake. I used homemade pound cake in place of angel food but otherwise made as directed. This ones going in the keeper file.
  3. This is terrific! The only change I made was to use pound cake instead of Angel food; just personal preference. Hubby loved it and wants me to remember it for picnics and cookouts throughout the summer.


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
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