Simply Sensational Strawberry Shortcake Recipe -
Simply Sensational Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Simply Sensational Strawberry Shortcake

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"Tender shortcake is layered with juicy strawberries and a mixture of vanilla pudding and whipped topping."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Beat 1/2 cup of the milk, the sour cream and 3 Tbsp. sugar in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in baking mix until just moistened. Spread evenly into greased 9-inch round cake pan. Bake 12 to 15 min. or until top is golden brown. Remove from pan to wire rack; cool completely.
  2. Add remaining 3/4 cup milk to dry pudding mix in medium bowl. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Gently stir in half of the whipped topping. Toss strawberries with 1/3 cup sugar; set aside. Cut cake horizontally in half to make two layers.
  3. Place bottom cake layer on serving plate; top with half of the strawberry mixture. Spread with pudding mixture; cover with top cake layer. Spread with remaining whipped topping; top with remaining strawberry mixture. Serve immediately. Store any leftover shortcake in refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 22, 2007

Didn't seem thick enough to torte so I double the shortcake batter and baked two 9" cakes. I trimmed the tops so the strawberries/juices could soak into the cake faster! Delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 23, 2007

Would be much better with something besides instant pudding. ALL FLAVORS of instant pudding taste so artificial.

Jun 29, 2010

This was a big hit! The shortcake is easy and delcious and there is no need to double the recipe. Instead of boxed pudding I used the Creamy Vanilla Pudding off this site and it was gorgeous and delcious!

Oct 13, 2007

Fantastic. So much better than regular shortcake. I used the Jiffy all purpose baking mix. It is a satisfying dessert yet you dont have to feel as guilty. I will also try with peaches.Thanks for the great recipe. This has already become a regular.

Dec 10, 2009

Turned out BEAUTIFUL and tasted delicious. I don't understand why everyone is saying it's to thing to split?? Mine baked up rather tall. I used Cool Whip Lite and Bisquick baking mix. Will make again and again and I will try it with different fruits.

Aug 25, 2007

I give this 5 stars on taste. But 3 or 4 stars on presentation. It may have been my fault but the whole thing fell apart and looked a mess. But, it still tasted wonderful.

Mar 24, 2008

I made this recipe as stated, except that I used an 8" cake pan instead of 9", since others said the shortcake was too thin to split into layers. I baked it at 400 for 15-17 minutes until golden. It was very easy to split. The only thing I didn't like about this recipe was the shortcake itself -- I liked it on its own, but when mixed with the fruit and cream, it seemed stale and ... salty? It just didn't do anything for me, and seemed kind of out of place. My 2 brothers agreed, and we all pushed the cake to the side and gobbled up the strawberries and cream on their own. My mom was the only one who thought it was perfect, though she admits that she hates other shortcakes made with sponge or angel food cake. Either way, I certainly would not double the shortcake recipe! It doesn't seem like much, but there really was plenty.

May 11, 2010

I’m no master in the kitchen and usually massacre anything and everything I try out… This was easy and came out perfect! Everyone loved it and I can’t wait to make it again.


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