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You may find this No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cake Recipe even better than a baked one! It’s cute, filled with fresh lemon whipped cream and strawberries. This is like a shortcake lasagna or layered lush but with lemon cakes and fresh berries!

No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cake on a blue plate with a fork


NO BAKE Strawberry Lemon Cake

Easy to enjoy this half strawberry lemon cake but it’s easier to make. All it takes is a few quick and simple layers, 1 hour of refrigerating and done! It’s a favorite delicate and delicious treat that is refreshing and creamy. 

This easy dessert is similar to a layered lush recipe or a strawberry lemon icebox cake. It couldn’t be easier to make with fresh strawberries, homemade whipped cream, and Madeleines.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • This is like my no bake strawberry shortcake but made with cake, so it’s softer.
  • Lemon and strawberry with whipped cream for a burst of citrus deliciousness 
  • Madeleines make the perfect base for this cake recipe 
  • Creamy, cool and ultra refreshing

How to make easy strawberry lemon cake

  1. Beat whipping cream in a large bowl. While mixing, add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until whipped cream forms.
  2. Line the bottom of a pan with 12 madeleines. Top with half the whipped cream. Add half the strawberries and the other 12 madeleines. Top with the rest of the lemon whipped cream and the rest of the strawberries.
  3. Cover and chill at least 1 hour before serving. 
No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cake in a casserole dish

Tip From Dorothy

Expert tips

  • Want more lemon flavor? Add in some lemon juice or lemon zest to the whipped cream. 
  • I buy boxes of madeleines at Costco because they come in bulk. If you can’t find them, use pound cake or and cakes or cookies you find! Check the bakery section of your local grocery store.
  • Because this uses fresh whipped cream I recommend making it the day it’s being served. To make it ahead of time, you can use 2 containers of whipped topping.

FAQs

What can I use in place of the madeleines?

Use your favorite tea cakes or cookies for this! You can also crush your cookies with butter to make a no bake pie crust layer in place of the madeleines.

Can you freeze this recipe?

Yes! To freeze your strawberry lemon cake you should store it in an airtight container and freeze it for up to 1 month. 

How long can you make this ahead of time?

Make this recipe up to 1 day in advance, but I would recommend eating it the day it’s made.

No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cake on a blue plate with a fork

No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cake Recipe

5 from 1 vote
No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cake – this easy lemon cake recipe starts with lemon madeleines and is full of fresh lemon whipped cream and strawberries!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Yield 12 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups heaving whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons (14g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 24 Lemon Madeleines
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries hulled and chopped
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Instructions

  • Beat whipping cream in a large bowl with a hand or a stand mixer. While mixing, add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until whipped cream forms.
  • Line the bottom of an 8×8” pan with 12 madeleines. Top with half the whipped cream. Add half the strawberries and the other 12 madeleines. Top with the rest of the whipped cream and the rest of the strawberries. Cover and chill at least 1 hour before serving. Best eaten the day it’s made.

Recipe Notes

  • Want more lemon flavor? Add in some lemon juice or lemon zest to the whipped cream. 
  • I buy boxes of madeleines at Costco because they come in bulk. If you can’t find them, use pound cake or and cakes or cookies you find! Check the bakery section of your local grocery store.
  • Because this uses fresh whipped cream I recommend making it the day it’s being served. To make it ahead of time, you can use 2 containers of whipped topping.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 94mg | Sugar: 20g
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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7 Comments

  1. Wow this is one gorgeous dessert! I could eat strawberries everyday. Love how easy this is to put together. Have a terrific weekend!

  2. Wow, this looks great. Love me some madeleines. Maybe all 3 of us can bake something when you are here next week.

  3. What a great full-circle story! The strawberries and whipped cream are calling my name!

    1. You can check on the website to find them near you. Check your grocery store too, to see if they sell madeleines at all.