Strawberry shortcake cheesecake

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake with layers of strawberry cake, and cheesecake. This delicious cake is layered, and frosted with whipped cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with strawberry shortcake crumbles!

How in the world did I manage to make a strawberry shortcake cheesecake without using actual strawberries? I used strawberry gelatin! It gave me just enough strawberry flavor FOR ME. If you are one of those lucky people that can eat strawberries ( I dislike you!!! HAHA) ,you can add strawberries to the cake batter. There will be directions on how to do so in the recipe below.

The cake and the layers of cheesecake combine the best of both desserts.


Just a lil FYI, this recipe is a tad bit time consuming. We’re actually using a boxed cake mix, that we will add stuff to. However, we’re also making a homemade cheesecake, as well homemade whipped cream cheese frosting. Yes, there are a lot of steps to follow, but I promise it will be worth it!

This whipped cream frosting is a great way to keep the cake crumbles in place to keep that shortcake feel.

Prep Time45 minutesCook Time1 hour 30 minutesTotal Time2 hours 15 minutesServings16AuthorI Heart Recipes

Ingredients

Cake

  • 15.25 oz of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 oz box of Strawberry Gelatin mix
  • 1/2 cup mashed strawberries optional

Cheesecake

  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Shortcake Crumbles

  • 2 11.5 oz packages of butter cookies
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp ice water
  • 6 oz box of Strawberry Gelatin Mix
  • 3 drops of red food coloring
  • Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 1/4 cup confectioners sugar

DIRECTIONS TO MAKE IT IN THE NEXT PAGE, ENJOY 🙂

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