Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for any strawberry lover. It is made with a basic white cake mix, strawberries, and a delicious cheesecake layer. It’s simple, but gives the impression of better than average baking skills. If you like traditional strawberry shortcake, then try this creative spin. 

This cake pulls two delicious desserts, strawberry shortcake and cheesecake, into one! Shortcake forms the crust that holds a rich and creamy filling piled high with a fresh strawberry topping. This easy cake uses a no-bake filling that sets in the fridge, so you can skip the water bath typically used to make cheesecake.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, Cheesecake is my go-to dessert. Have a family dinner… and make a cheesecake. Need a potluck dessert? Make a cheesecake. Need an amazing dessert to win over that guy you just met? Make a cheesecake. (My husband is proof that the way to a guy’s heart is through the stomach.) Whatever the situation, cheesecake is almost always appreciated. 

This strawberry shortcake cheesecake is simple and tastes great. I have made it several times, and no matter what, it always turns out. It is light, refreshing, sweet yet tart from the berries, creamy, moist. I could go on and on. But those are pretty much the words I have to describe this strawberry shortcake cheesecake! Here’s how to make this amazing cheesecake. 

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • Vanilla cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box
  • 2 (8-oz.) blocks cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 c. cold heavy cream
  • 3 c. strawberries, 2 c sliced and the rest left whole

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Grease an 8″ springform pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients for vanilla cake. Pour ½ cup in pan, or enough to coat the bottom of your pan. (Save the rest of the batter for a separate cake or cupcakes!)
  3. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out dry.
  4. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy, 2 minutes. Add sugar to combine, then gradually add the cream and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. (Must be high speed)
  5. Press the slices of strawberry along the edge of the springform pan, so that the bottoms of the strawberries touch the cake. Place your whole strawberries on the surface of the cake leaving about a ½” between each. Cover with the cheesecake mixture and refrigerate for 5 to 6 hours.
  6. Garnish with more chopped strawberries. Serve.

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

This easy cheesecake recipe combines the traditional taste of strawberry shortcake with the creaminess of cheesecake.
Prep Time 40 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • 8 inch springform pan
  • Electric Mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 vanilla cake mix Plus Ingredients on box for cake mix
  • 2 8 oz blocks of cream cheese Softened
  • 3/4 cup powered sugar
  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 3 cups strawberries 2 cups sliced and 1 cup left whole

Instructions
 

  • Grease an 8" springform pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients for vanilla cake. Pour ½ cup in pan, or enough to coat the bottom of your pan. (Save the rest of the batter for a separate cake or cupcakes!)
  • Bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out dry.
  • In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy, 2 minutes. Add sugar to combine, then gradually add the cream and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. (Must be high speed)
  • Press the slices of strawberry along the edge of the springform pan, so that the bottoms of the strawberries touch the cake. Place your whole strawberries on the surface of the cake leaving about a ½” between each. Cover with the cheesecake mixture and refrigerate for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Garnish with more chopped strawberries. Serve.
Keyword Cheesecake, strawberry, Strawberry Shortcake

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