When I grew up and moved out of my parents house to be a big girl there was a huge learning curve.
I quickly learned my small town skills were not going to cut it in the big city.
I also realized that when people mentioned Strawberry Shortcake they were NOT talking about the recipe my mom had made growing up.
There was no cream cheese, small amounts of whipped cream and biscuit like “cake” or angel food cake.
It was atrocious to say the least. So, today I will do the world a favor and teach you how REAL Strawberry Shortcake is made. Next time you tell me you’ve made some this is what I expect. OK? Mmkay.
I’m glad we understand each other.
Real Strawberry Shortcake Recipe:
1 boxed vanilla cake
1 cube of cream cheese, softened
1 8 oz jug of real whipping cream (you can use whipped cream, this is just better)
1 pkg strawberry sauce (you can usually find this next to the strawberries) or you can make your own, recipe below.
1-2 pkgs of fresh strawberries, sliced. If you like lots of strawberries get two, just a few get one.
Bake your cake according to the directions on the box in a 9×13 pan.
Let cake cool.
While cake is cooling you can slice your strawberries and make whipped cream.
Whipped Cream/Cream Cheese Layer:
With your whisk mixer beat whipping cream and 1/2 c. powdered sugar together, until the whipping cream is stiff. Next add your block of softened cream cheese to the mixture.
*If you are using Whipped Cream, simply mix the two together.
*Make sure the cream cheese is softened at room temperature or it will leave clumps in the mixture.
Place the whipped cream/cream cheese mixture on your cooled cake.
Make the strawberry mixture by adding the Strawberry Sauce and sliced strawberries together and stirring until mixed well.
Place this mixture on top of the whipped cream layer and enjoy one of the best cakes ever created! Be sure to keep this cake in your fridge before and after eating.
Homemade Strawberry Sauce Recipe:
1 cup strawberries
1 cup water
3 Tbsp. corn starch
3/4 cup sugar
In a small sauce pan mix together strawberries and water. Heat to boiling and let the mixture boil for two minutes.
Remove from heat and sieve the strawberries.
Place strawberry sauce back into the pan. Add the sugar and cornstarch and heat on medium, continuously stir until sauce has thickened to a gravy consistency.
Place in fridge to cool before mixing with the strawberries.
The best part of this recipe is licking the spoon!