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Strawberry shortcake cake with fresh strawberries, daisies, & baby's breath on top.
Strawberry Shortcake Cake
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Cooling Time:
3 hrs

Strawberry Shortcake Cake: moist & velvety pound cake layered with fresh strawberries & fluffy whipped cream. So perfect for a warm-weather party!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shortcake cake recipe, strawberry shortcake birthday cake, strawberry shortcake cake, strawberry shortcake cake recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 1223 kcal
For the Pound Cake Layers
For the Whipped Cream Frosting
  • 12 ounces cream cheese (1 1/2 blocks)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 1/2 cups heavy cream, cold
For the Filling
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries, roughly chopped
To make the Pound Cake Layers
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, mist 3 8-inch diameter cake pans with non-stick spray, and line with circles cut from parchment.

  2. Place the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, and cream together on medium-high speed until very pale and fluffy (at least 5 minutes).

  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, allowing each one to incorporate before adding the next.

  4. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, then add the flour, a cup at a time, mixing until just barely combined.

  5. Fold in the vanilla and salt, and transfer the batter to the prepared pans.

  6. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

  7. Cool completely before filling and frosting.

To Make the Whipped Cream Frosting
  1. Place the cream cheese and powdered sugar in a large bowl and beat on medium-low speed until smooth.

  2. Continue to mix on medium-low speed while pouring the heavy cream down the side of the bowl in a very slow and steady stream, stopping frequently to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula.

  3. When all the cream has been added, turn the mixer up to medium-high and whip until the frosting holds stiff peaks.

To Assemble the Strawberry Shortcake Cake
  1. Place one layer of cake on a cake plate, and top with whipped cream and chopped strawberries.

  2. Top with another layer of cake, and repeat.

  3. Top with the last layer of cake, frost the top and sides with whipped cream, and garnish with fresh flowers and strawberries.

Recipe Notes

For more info on the cake recipe, click here: Traditional Pound Cake.

For more info on the whipped cream recipe, click here: Whipped Cream Frosting.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Shortcake Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1223 Calories from Fat 819
% Daily Value*
Fat 91g140%
Saturated Fat 56g350%
Cholesterol 364mg121%
Sodium 891mg39%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 95g32%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 68g76%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 3290IU66%
Vitamin C 22.9mg28%
Calcium 133mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.