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These Strawberry Shortcake Bars are an easy cake mix cookie bar topped with whipped cream frosting and fresh strawberries. Soft and sweet, they’re the perfect summer dessert!
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Easy Strawberry Shortcake Bars Recipe
If you’re looking for a dessert bar version of strawberry shortcake then this is the recipe for you!
- Soft and chewy cake mix cookie bar
- Whipped Cream Frosting that’s stable
- Fresh strawberries on top!
This is the perfect summer cookie bar – great for potlucks or anytime you have a bounty of fresh strawberries!
I can never get enough of strawberries and cream, and when you combine that with a cake mix bar? I’m in heaven!
7 Ingredients Needed
- Cake Mix: Use your favorite brand. I prefer yellow or white cake mix for this recipe.
- Butter: Always use the best! Challenge Butter is our family favorite and it’s what I use in all my recipes. We melt the butter so it’s easier to mix in.
- Eggs: Always buy large eggs.
- Vanilla: Pure vanilla extract is the best!
- Heavy Whipping Cream: For the whipped cream frosting; no substitutes.
- Cream Cheese: Challenge Cream Cheese is super creamy and smooth and perfect for making frosting.
- Strawberries: Hull and slice them to layer on top. You can also use a mixture of fresh berries!
Using the best ingredients possible will give you the best outcome, which is why I always recommend Challenge Butter. The butter has been a quality staple for over 100 years and is churned from the freshest purest cream. It’s 100% natural without the use of synthetic hormones.
How to Strawberry Shortcake Bars
- Add melted butter, eggs and cake mix to a large bowl. No mixer needed!
- Stir until it’s combined. The mixture will be thick.
- Press the batter into a 9×13-inch pan. I like to line my pan with foil for easy removal.
- Once the bars are baked and cooled, make the whipped cream frosting.
- Frost the bars.
- Top with strawberries. Slice and enjoy!
Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a day. These are best eaten within a day of being assembled.
The cake bars bake up nice and soft, like a cross between a sugar cookie and cake!
Strawberry Shortcake Bars Recipe
- 1 15.25 ounce yellow cake mix
- ½ cup (113g) melted Challenge Unsalted Butter
- 2 large eggs
- 8 ounces (226g) Challenge Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 cup (113g) powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups (474ml) heavy whipping cream
- 1 pound strawberries hulled and sliced
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13-inch pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Add cake mix, butter and eggs to a large bowl. Stir until combined. You can do this by hand or use a mixer.
- Press batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake until light golden around the edges and no longer glossy, approximately 15-20 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
- To make the forsting, beat cream cheese with powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Mix on high speed while adding heavy whipping cream, then mix until stiff peaks form.
- Frost bars as desired. Store leftover frosting in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Just before serving, top bars with sliced strawberries. Slice and serve.
- Store bars in refrigerator for up to 24 hours once berries are added. Make bars up to 2 days in advance and frosting up to 2 days ahead. Don’t assemble until ready to serve.
Strawberry Shortcake Bars are a soft cake mix bar cookie, topped with whipped cream frosting and fresh strawberries. It’s shortcake in cookie bar form!
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Last Updated on April 30, 2023