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How to Make Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake doesn’t have to be cake on a plate – turn this fruity favorite into something you really want to sink your teeth into.


  • Step 1: Slice the angel food cake Slice the angel food cake crosswise into three equal sections.
  • TIP: Make your own angel food cake with a box mix or buy one in your grocery store.
  • Step 2: Mix cream cheese, condensed milk, and whipped topping Mix together the cream cheese, condensed milk, and whipped topping and then set the mixture aside.
  • TIP: Lighten up your dessert by using light or fat-free ingredients.
  • Step 3: Heat sugar, cornstarch, and gelatin. Fold in strawberries Stir together the sugar, cornstarch, and gelatin in a saucepan over medium heat. Add water, stir until it thickens, and then fold in the strawberries.
  • Step 4: Layer ingredients Place one layer of the cake in the bottom of your glass bowl, top it with a third of the glaze from your saucepan, followed by a third of the cream cheese mixture. Repeat all of this two more times.
  • Step 5: Top with whole strawberries Top your dessert with whole strawberries, chill it for an hour, and then dig in.
  • FACT: The average strawberry has 200 seeds.

You Will Need

  • 1 angel food cake
  • 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • 14 oz. can condensed milk
  • 12 oz. container whipped topping
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp. strawberry gelatin
  • 1 c. water
  • 2 c. fresh strawberries
  • quartered
  • 1 large glass bowl
  • 5 whole strawberries
  • Light or fat-free cream cheese
  • condensed milk
  • and whipped topping (optional)

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