Thursday, May 24, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Oh this is such a yummy dessert - especially this time of year when strawberries are in season. 

This is another delicious idea to serve for the upcoming holiday weekend!
(You could even add a few BLUEberries for a patriotic dessert!) 

I'm always excited to try Brandie's recipes...AKA -
the country cook. 

(teehee - I didn't realize I'd 'accidently' posted two of her recipes in a row...
but you can't go wrong with Brandie's recipes...not ever!!)


{She's famous you know - she doesn't like to brag, but I like to brag on her...she's been featured at Foodbuzz and Gooseberry Patch a number of times each!}  

So please stop by her blog and show her some love, and don't forget to tell her The Better Baker sent you over!

If you didn't know anything about her before now, rest assured she has PHENOMENAL recipes...down home...country style...simple.

{I also love to tease her about being the Cake Boss "Queen" - she definitely knows how to 'doctor' a cake mix like no one else I know!!}

Thus....the recipe I'm sharing today is one that Brandie is well known for. 

I love the ease of using a cake mix and doing something different with it.

It's simple and easy - much like a strawberry shortcake, all in one pan. 

Give it a try and everyone will ask for more!

(Since I took mine to a potluck and didn't get a single serving photo...Brandie agreed to let me use hers - YUM-OOOO!)


STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CAKE 

1 box (18 ozs) white cake mix
additional ingredients to make cake according to pkg. directions..
egg whites, oil and water
1 (8 ozs) pkg. cream cheese, softened to room temp
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 (8 ozs) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 container (13 - 16 ozs) premade strawberry glaze
(I used sugar free and it's ohhhh so good!)
3 c. fresh strawberries, cleaned and cut into bite sized pieces

Bake cake in prepared 9" X 13" baking dish, according to package directions.  Allow to cool to room temperature. 

Second layer: 
In medium bowl, combine cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in frozen whipped topping; spread over cooled cake. 

Topping:
In medium bowl, combine glaze with prepared strawberries. Spread mixture over cream cheese layer. 

Slice and serve or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 

(You can look for prepared strawberry glaze in the fresh fruit section of the store.  It's normally where the strawberries are found.)

Or make your own if you have a favorite recipe. 

ENJOY EVERY TASTY BITE AND HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY WEEKEND! 

(Please be sure to Thank a Vet!!

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