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Our Sweetest Shortcut to Shortcake

Celebrate strawberry season’s arrival with this juicy-sweet sheet cake.
By Jessica Walker
easy strawberry shortcake cake

Spring to me means bright colors, warm sunshine and fresh fruits and veggies. This cake, in all its creamy and juicy goodness, screams spring. It is sweet, pretty and delicious. The best part is that it comes together in a flash, thanks in large part to a couple smart shortcut ingredients. 

First grab a box of Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix. I used the yellow variety, but you could use white for this recipe too.

box of betty crocker supermoist cake mix

Mix up the cake batter and bake in a greased 13 x 9 pan according to the directions on the box. Cool completely for about an hour.

baked cake in pan

Next, wash and slice about 3 cups of fresh strawberries.

cutting fresh strawberries

Set your strawberries aside and prepare your creamy layer. In a mixer, blend the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth. Then, fold in a container of whipped topping. Go ahead and lick the beater with this one…yum.

mixing topping

Spread the creamy topping on your cake. And yes, go ahead and lick the spatula.

spreading topping on baked cake

Next, grab your strawberries and a container of pre-made strawberry glaze, found in the produce section of your grocery store. (You can also find some great recipes for homemade glaze online, but I find this shortcut very appealing.)

fresh strawberries and strawberry glaze

Mix the sliced strawberries and glaze together and spread that beautiful mixture over your cake.

iced cake and strawberry mixture
cake topped with strawberry mixture

Slice it up and enjoy!

easy strawberry shortcake cake


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