Strawberry shortcake 8

Strawberry Shortcake

July 17, 2014Danita

 Strawberry shortcake 8

Today I’m linking with Emily at Nap-Time Creations as she shares an awesome Summer Fun Series!  I’m honored to be a part of this great series that offers fun ideas, suggestions and recipes for things to do this summer.  


I told you about our “dessert eating month”, shared with my in-laws, and how to make the Sweet Cream Biscuits for this Strawberry Shortcake recipe.  It’s a wonderfully refreshing summertime dessert, but what makes this dish somewhat unique is the vanilla pudding.  

I had eaten Strawberry Shortcake all my life, but had never had it quite like this until I married my husband and gratefully acquired some of his favorite recipes from his mom.  The addition of the vanilla pudding adds a creamy texture to an already delightful dessert!  

To simplify the process we use box pudding but you could make it from scratch if you like.  We do prefer Homemade Whipped Cream but Cool Whip or Redi Whip works in a pinch.  This makes a beautiful presentation so it’s perfect for serving to guests.  Everything can be made earlier in the day.  I don’t recommend making the Sweet Cream Biscuits the day before…they aren’t nearly as good the next day…so eat them ALL…you know, to avoid waste.     

  Here’s the Recipe:

Bake Sweet Cream Biscuits allowing enough time to cool completely before serving

A couple of hours before serving make Homemade Whipped Cream.  

Slice strawberries and sprinkle with about 1/4 – 1/2 cup sugar (depending on taste and sweetness of strawberries)  Allow to sit, unrefrigerated. This allows the strawberries to soften slightly and brings out the juice.  Let them sit for about 30 minutes or until you see juice forming then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.   

Prepare vanilla pudding according to package directions allowing time for pudding to chill before serving.

Assemble just before serving

Assembly Directions:

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Split open one shortcake and spoon some strawberry juice on each half

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Spoon pudding onto bottom of short cake

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Top with strawberries

Replace top half of short cake

Spoon over more juice if desired

Dollop with whipped cream

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Serve Immediately!  

Also, the Sweet Cream Biscuits can be made a few hours before serving, but aren’t good as “left overs”.  I don’t recommend making them the day before.


  • jenessamullen

    July 17, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    I love strawberry shortcake – but I have never had it with pudding! I am pinning this for later so I can try it out! 🙂

  • Melanie

    July 17, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    You make this recipe look so simple yet upscale at the same time!!

  • memoriesbythemile

    July 17, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Oh yum, one of my favorite summer desserts. Love that you put the juice on one side and the pudding sounds great. Pinned!
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  • Joanne T Ferguson (@mickeydownunder)

    July 17, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    G’day! Looks terrific and was oje of my childhood faves!
    Stopping by via The Ultimate Linky!
    Cheers! Joanne @What’s On The List

  • Emily Thompson

    July 17, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    That looks SOOOO good! thats for sharing in the summer for series. I hope you will get a chance to add the collage of the other posts… thanks! Emily

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