When you think of a delicious cake or dessert there is a high chance that you will think of strawberries or strawberry flavored cakes. Summer is officially here and nothing says summer like a delicious strawberry dessert. I love a good cool light dessert in the summer!
My Easy Strawberry Shortcake With Cake Mix will be perfect for all of your summer picnics and summer entertaining! So, here I am showcasing one of the easiest, simplest desserts.
The Best Strawberry Shortcake Cups
I can’t get enough of this dessert. I came to the conclusion that my summer can’t be without my creamy, strawberry-flavored shortcake. You can always make this recipe with a twist every time and with just 4 simple ingredients and super easy steps.
I am super excited to share with you this recipe that you will absolutely love. So, get up and grab your favorite cake mix box (I prefer yellow or butter cake mix for this recipe), cool whip, strawberries, and strawberry gel, and let’s make this deliciousness!
Great Tips For The Best Results
Get creative with strawberry shortcake toppings. This is the perfect dessert for any American Holiday! (Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day)
For a topping alternative, you can top your strawberry shortcake with macerated strawberries. First, slice some strawberries and add two or three tablespoons of granulated sugar (which differs according to how many strawberries you want to macerate). Next, stir from time to time until the strawberries start releasing their juices. Let them cool at room temperature for 30 minutes. Then, top your shortcake with one of the delicious toppings and enjoy!
Add red and blue sprinkles or blueberries
You can add blue food coloring to your cool whip
Also, you may add a cute American flag on top.
Frequently Asked Questions About Strawberry Shortcake:
Although the proportions are not always the same, a pound cake is so called because it is made of a pound of flour, a pound of sugar, a pound of butter, and a pound of eggs. However, a shortcake is a small cake made of fruits and cream and a slice of a pound cake (or other) at the bottom of a glass cup or cone.
A classic flavor is the best choice. Choose vanilla, yellow, sponge cake, or whatever it is called for this recipe.
What You Need to Make this Strawberry Shortcake
- Box Cake Mix Yellow or Butter
- Tub of Cool Whip
- Container of strawberry gel
Follow These Easy Steps
Bake cake according to instructions on the cake mix box.
Next, wash strawberries and cut them into small pieces. This is optional but you can add a few teaspoons of sugar to strawberries if desired.
Add strawberries to gel and mix well.
Layer slices of the cake, strawberries, cool whip, and then add the desired topping.
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Easy Strawberry Shortcake With Cake Mix
- 1 Box cake mix Yellow or Butter
- 1 pound Strawberries
- 1 tub Cool whip 8 oz.
- 1 container Strawberry gel 12 oz.
- Bake cake according to instructions on the cake mix box.
- Next, wash strawberries and cut them into small pieces. This is optional but you can add a few teaspoons of sugar to strawberries if desired.
- Add strawberries to gel and mix well.
- Layer slices of the cake, strawberries, cool whip, and then add the desired toppings.
Very cute! Do you just bake the cake according to the box’s instruction first?
Thank you!! Yes, just follow the instructions on the box! I do like to use 4 eggs for box recipes, use 1 cup of oil and 1 cup of sour cream because it makes all box cakes really moist! Hope you had a great holiday!!
Perfect recipe for 4th of July or any summer BBQ! I have to try!
Thank you Tisha!!!
This Strawberry Dessert looks so good! I love how easy it is to make.
I’ve never cooked with strawberry gel before! Where do you find it in the grocery store?
Really Jazz, you find it in the produce section near the fruit usually! It is perfect for Strawberry Pie too! I have to post the recipe!
Eden | Sweet Tea and Thyme
These look so easy and delicious!
These look so yummy and festive. Perfect for the colorful American holidays. I can’t wait to make this.
OMG how easy this looks, and its soooo cute!!