Are you looking for easy strawberry dessert recipes? Yay! Well I have a super EASY strawberry shortcake recipe that is perfect for weeknight desserts. It’s going to leave you with all the smiles. 

I bet you’ve already had it before but totally forgot about it. Or maybe you’ve heard of it before but never actually made it! Strawberry Shortcake has been around since FOREVER. There are so many wonderful recipes but if you want something quick then this one’s for you.

Strawberry Dessert, Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

I love a good semi-homemade dessert. Did you guys ever watch that show Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee? It was one of my favorite shows as a young mother about 10 years ago. I LOVED how she used store bought items and mixed them with homemade goodies. 

This recipe is just like that. You take a store bought cake and whipped topping and top it with homemade strawberry mix. 

How to Make Easy Strawberry Shortcake 

  1. Purchase a store bought angel food cake
  2. Purchase whipped topping (Cool Whip)
  3. Wash and slice strawberries and place them in a bowl.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of sugar and mash up the strawberries and sugar until mixed.
  5. Cut one piece of angel food cake.
  6. Top with whipped topping and then strawberries.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Yes, it really is that simple! I will walk you through it with some pictures and you can find the full recipe at the end! 

Begin by washing and cutting up your abundance of strawberries! You can freeze any extras you might have for another recipe.

Good Cook Colander
Good Cook Plastic Colander

Next, add the sugar and mash the strawberries by hand with a masher like this one I found on Amazon! This also makes a great strawberry ice cream topping. My dad use to make this all the time.

Mashing Strawberries

Cut a piece of cake and top with whipped topping and strawberries. You can use cool whip or most bakeries have homemade whipped topping ready to purchase! 

Store Bought Angel Food Cake
Easy Strawberry Dessert
Strawberry Desserts

Store the extra strawberries covered in the fridge for up to three days.

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe, Strawberry Desserts, Strawberry Recipes

More of my favorite Strawberry Desserts:

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Looking for a simple strawberry dessert? This easy strawberry shortcake is just what you need. It comes together in just minutes!


  • 2 1/2 cups of cut strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 store bought pound cake
  • 1 tub of whipped topping


  1. 1. Wash and slice strawberries and place them into a bowl.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of sugar and mash up the strawberries and sugar until mixed.
  3. Cut one piece of angel food cake.
  4. Top with whipped topping and then strawberries.
  5. Serve and enjoy!


Keep leftover strawberries in the fridge, covered for up to 3 days.

The fruit also makes a great ice cream topping.

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