Italian-Style Strawberry Shortcake Recipe -
Italian-Style Strawberry Shortcake   Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Italian-Style Strawberry Shortcake

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"Fast and easy, but very rich and delicious. Pretty in a clear glass trifle dish or individual parfait glasses."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Set aside a few pretty strawberry slices for garnish; sprinkle remaining strawberries with sugar in a bowl and let stand for 10 minutes for juice to form.
  2. Mix mascarpone cheese and whipped topping together in a separate bowl. Place torn pieces of angel food cake into a trifle dish; spread strawberries and their juice on cake pieces and top with mascarpone mixture. Decorate with retained strawberry slices. Refrigerate until serving time.
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Sep 21, 2013

We took dinner to some friends one night and this was our dessert. Three of us finished it in one night! Heavenly and lush. Full of flavor and bursting with fresh fruit! I added a splash of orange juice to the berries while they soaked. So good! I want more now! And it takes just a few minutes to prepare! I've now made this three times and it's becoming a favorite! Made it with sugar free angel food cake and Cool Whip today! Yum!

Apr 03, 2014

Great! Easy too! I have used this recipie a few times now. 1st time making it I did not "fold" the cool whip into the marscapone (I'm a rookie) and it turned out a little lumpy, but it was still wonderful.


12 Ratings

Aug 03, 2013

Wonderful! Five minutes to make (not counting letting the berries sit), beautiful presentation, and absolutely delicious. Made this for a family dinner. There were six of us and everyone had seconds...and most had was just about gone. I used a variety of berries - strawberries, blackberries and raspberries (because my teenager ate the strawberries intended for the top prior to the dinner.) I changed a few things to reduce the calories even further. I used Splenda/brown sugar instead of white sugar (I would not do that for the berries on the top, though, since the brown color is obviously not as pretty.) Sugar-free angel food cake was perfect. I am sure I could sub sugar-free/fat free vanilla pudding for the mascarpone, but it *really* makes the texture and the taste special, so I left it in.

Feb 11, 2014

Absolutely loved it! It's a great and easy dessert to make to satisfy a sweet tooth

Jan 01, 2015

Delicious!!! I added cream cheese & sugar to make the whipped........& i used pineapple cake for this delicious goodness. :)

Aug 18, 2015

I love this recipe! I've made this for a lot of friends and family and they all enjoyed it! I add more sugar and pound cake it's amazing!!!

Aug 28, 2015

Amazingly easy to make and amazingly delicious to eat!!

Nov 29, 2014

It was great. I used a little more whip cream than it said to use on the recipe but it was so amazing like biting into strawberry heaven


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  • Calories
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 225 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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