Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Cake

We had some leftover food cake and shortcake biscuits in our freezer and I decided to combine them to make a yummy spring time dessert.

My husband requests strawberry shortcake for his birthday every year so I knew he'd love a shortcake type dessert and I love cakes that combine fresh fruit, pudding, and cool whip since they feel nice and light.  Thus our Shortcake Trifle was born.


3 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup sugar
1/8 cup water
1 Angle Food Cake loaf
4 shortcake biscuits
2 packages white chocolate instant pudding; prepared as directed on the package
Cool whip; thawed

First I combined the sliced strawberries, sugar, and water and set them aside.  This allows the strawberries time to create a lot of juice that helps moisten the whole cake.

 I crumbled up 1/2 the angel food cake and 2 of the shortcake biscuits into the bottom of my trifle dish.

I covered the cake with 1/2 of the pudding mixture.

Next I added 1/2 of the sliced strawberries with 1/2 of the juice to the top of the pudding. I did poke a few holes so the juice from the strawberries would flow through the pudding onto the cake crumbles.

Then I added a second layer of cake, pudding and strawberries and topped my dish off with as much of the cool whip as I could fit; making sure to completely cover all the strawberries.

Don't those layers look amazing?!

We set our cake in the fridge and ate it after dinner.  I find that trifle cakes often taste best after letting them sit for a few hours so the flavors can meld together. 

Then we scoop and eat.  It was delicious! 

What's not to love?  MM... cake.. good,  pudding good.. sorry, no meat in ours! LOL.

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  1. I have never had strawberry shortcake in a trifle form! This looks so very delicious and something that I would like to try soon. Thank you for sharing and for giving me this idea!

    -Natalie A.

    1. You're welcome! I never had it in trifle form either but I figured it would be yummy! I knew I did not have enough cake on it's own to make shortcake for all of us and this would be a good way to stretch it out.

  2. Replies
    1. It really was delicious! I loved that it felt light and fruity too so I could almost trick myself into thinking it was healthy.

  3. That looks so good! I love that the strawberries are starting to come on! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

    1. I just adore strawberry season! They are my favorite fruit.

  4. Oh wow, this looks so good! We love trifle here. I would love to try your recipe.Thanks for sharing at #CreativeMondays. Hope to see you tomorrow for our next blog hop :)

  5. This looks delicious! I love the idea of the shortcake biscuits in there. Yum. #embracingchangelinky

    1. Thanks! I wasn't so sure as I was putting them in but they added a great texture to the dessert.

  6. I made something similar with peaches for my daughter’s birthday years ago! It’s sooo good! Thanks for linking up at The Blended Blog!

    1. That sounds yummy! I love peaches. I'll have to try that when they're in season here.

  7. This is a wonderful dessert, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  9. This looks like the start of summer! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!! Have a fabulous week.

  10. Mmmmmm... Your trifle looks beautiful and sounds delicious! This post will be one of my features from the "Welcome Spring" link party. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  11. This looks decadent! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope to see you every week!


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