STREAMING NOW: Simply Nigella

Strawberry Shortcake

sparkle sparkle

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“This is my sisters favorite dessert. I love making this when she comes because it puts a huge smile on her face everytime!”
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cake
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) French vanilla cake mix
  • 1 13 cups water
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Filling
  • 4 cups strawberries, diced into small pieces
  • 1 cup strawberry, sliced
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 12 cups whipping cream
  • 14 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs in a large bowl and beat until smooth.
  3. Spray two 9 inch round cake pans with non stick spray and half the cake mix into each pan.
  4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until cake is done.
  5. Cool cakes in the pan for 5-10 minutes then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. While your cakes are cooling, the 4 cups of diced strawberries in a bowl and mix with 1 cup sugar. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator about an hour.
  7. In a mixing bowl beat the whipping cream on a high speed until it forms stiff peaks. Then slowly add in powdered sugar to the cream 1 tablespoon at a time.
  8. When the sugar is incorporated add the vanilla and almond extracts. Set aside.
  9. Place 1 cake on a cake plate and place sugared strawberries on top in an even layer.
  10. Put about 1 ½ of cream on top of the strawberries and spread out evenly also.
  11. Place second cake on top and spread remaining cream on top.
  12. Garnish with 1 cup sliced strawberries.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a