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Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake with missing slice

Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake is a fun cake for strawberry season, made with yellow cake, strawberry filling and whipped cream frosting! I'm not a great cake decorator but this was easy to make!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, strawberry
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 350kcal
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 1 recipe yellow cake baked in 9” rounds (from my recipe or use a box mix)
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 1 4 pound tub Wilton decorator icing (medium consistency)*
  • Wilton Color Right Red optional
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Bake cakes in 9-inch round pans as directed on box or in recipe. Let cool.
  • Set aside 6-8 strawberries for garnish. Wash, hull, and dice small enough to make 1 cup diced (about 6-8 berries, depending on size).
  • Place 2 cups of the decorator icing in a medium sized bowl. Stir in the diced berries. Add one drop of red food coloring, if desired.
  • Place one cake layer on a cake plate. Frost with the strawberry icing. Top with second cake layer. Chill 1 hour.
  • Using more of the decorator icing, frost the outside and top of the cake with a thin layer. I chose to leave the cake naked on the outside, but you can do a thicker layer of frosting if desired. For piping, use the Wilton Starter Decorating Tip Set. Chill until whipped cream is ready.
  • Make the whipped cream topping: beat cream cheese and sugar with a hand or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, then run the mixer while adding the heavy whipping cream. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Decorate/frost the top of the cake with the whipped cream frosting. I used a Wilton 1M tip to pipe swirls over the top of the cake. Top with berries.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 2 days.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 106mg | Sugar: 31g