I Am Baker

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake

Life has been good.

We are adjusting to many changes…like having grandma’s and grandpa’s and cousins and dear friends over to visit the new baby.

Eddie is wonderful by the way. Much loved and adored!

But there is only one new baby, and with lots of people visiting it is always good to have something for the rest of the folks to do.

Like…. eat. I like stuffing my guests with as much food as possible. Forces them to not look at the layers of dust on my cupboards or the crayon scribbles masterpieces on my once white walls.

Hence, I decided to make a quick and easy dessert for everyone to enjoy. And since we happened to have about five pounds of strawberries on hand, a strawberry shortcake seemed like the perfect choice.

With a twist of course!

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake #shortcake #cake #strawberry

(This frosting technique is so easy to do… tutorial here!

Now… although I had the desire to bake for everyone, I just did not have the energy. (still recovering from surgery) So this is definitely the semi homemade version.

Ingredients:

Box white cake.

Box red velvet cake.

Whipped cream from the grocery store.

Fresh strawberries.

I still had to chop strawberries. That counts as slaving away in the kitchen right???

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake #shortcake #cake #strawberry

As much as I love the look of whole, ripe, plump juicy strawberries on a shortcake, I just have found it easier to cut them up.

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake #shortcake #cake #strawberry

Its easier to assemble and easier to cut into and easier to eat.

Did I mention I was going with an easy concept on this dessert???

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake #shortcake #cake #strawberry

I made a four layer cake. Two layers of red velvet and two layers of white cake. I started with the red velvet, added a fluffy layer of whipped cream, then a bunch of diced strawberries.

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake #shortcake #cake #strawberry

Repeat. Except with the white cake. Then the red velvet. Then the white. Then accidentally shove a huge spoonful of whipped cream in your mouth and call it a day.

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake #shortcake #cake #strawberry

As you can tell by the first picture, I just wasn’t satisfied with this, so I added whipped cream to the outside too.

Then I cut into it.

And tried to take a picture. Except people kept making these irrational demands and actually requesting to eat a piece.

So this is all I have left.

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake #shortcake #cake #strawberry

Or should I say, had left.

Gotta tell ya, this is one delicious cake. I loved the dense rich and chocolaty taste of the red velvet paired with the light whipped cream, the airy white cake, and fresh berries.

I loved the ease of decorating a cake with whipped cream.

I loved everything about it.

I have made it three times in the last week. And I can imagine I will be making it lots more this summer!

Comments

  1. says

    No wonder everyone wanted a piece! This looks incredible! And you can totally be forgiven for using shortcuts, sometimes we all need them;)

  2. Sydney says

    xD
    looking back at the pictures i see i put waaaay too many strawberries on my layers (the bottom two layers began to split/break under the weight.
    trial one went well – not beautiful but still delicious
    i made my own whipped cream::
    1c heavy cream
    1-2 tablespoons confect. sugar
    splash of vanilla
    beat on high until fluffy (i used an electric mixer)
    *tip:: whip in a cold metal bowl and with cold beaters
    i just left mine in the freezer while i cut the berries
    i will post up some pictures when i cut into it :D!

  3. Yvette says

    I absoulutely loved this, im planning on making this for some family so I wanted to know if you had to keep this in the fridge or can you keep it out?

  4. says

    Wow…I was directed to this page from Sweetapolita’s page and wow…this looks divine! This is the perfect light cake for a spring/summer day. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  5. says

    I made this over Mother’s Day weekend for both my mom and grandma’s birthdays. It was so easy to throw together and definitely wowed the crowd. Not only that, it was so delicious! Lucky for me there was leftovers so I’ve been eating this glorious cake for a few days! The only thing I did differently was make my own whipped cream (1 quart of whipping cream made enough to cover the cake well). Now I’m dreaming of all the variations I could do using other cake flavors and toppings!

  6. Fee says

    Just wondering if this cake could hold a few cake toppers? I am hoping to use this idea for my sons third birthday cake and make some Gruffalo figurines to go on top.

  7. says

    This cake looks wonderful, beautiful! This firt picture is stunning beacause I did not think about whipped cream on the outside, looks like perfectly white fondant!!!

  8. Jody says

    I made this cake and it was lovely and tasted wonderful…but I had come challenges with the height. Cutting it was challenging and after it was cut and we were all happily eati g away…it fell over and crashed to the floor! Next time I may use only one of each type of cake, slicing each into two layers, but then you lose the impact of the tall cake. How did you support the weight?

  9. Saloni says

    Did you use something like a cool whip or like te canister stuff for sundaes? I tried to make whipped cream with heavy whipping cream and sugar with an electric whisk but it turned out so bumpy instead of smooth and also the cake showed through when I used the comb. Do you have any advice?

  10. Gramma says

    Gotta love easy
    Have no energy to start from scratch at my age, but still like to make treats for family
    Going to try the above cake next

  11. says

    I’m so glad life is good for you.
    You seem happier here and from your posts on FB.
    I am off carbs; yes me off carbs.
    I have to lose weight, this winter and all of it’s wonderful blizzards made me eat myself into
    a fat frenzy.
    Gorgeous cake!

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