Strawberry Shortcake Trifles

04.16.2016

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle – All the flavors of the classic strawberry shortcake but with a soft cake layer instead of biscuit, and served in individual cups for a fun party or after dinner treat treat! Always a must on the summer to do list!

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Individual Strawberry Shortcake Trifles

Strawberry Shortcake Trifles made with 6 layers of utter bliss! You get a sweet vanilla cake alternating with layers of fresh juicy strawberries and rich, fluffy whipped cream.

Let me tell you though these things are dangerous! I’m generally pretty good and putting limits on myself since I have so many desserts around here all the time – with these though no no.

Goodbye self-restraint, hellooo strawberry shortcake trifles!

These would be perfect for a shower or for Mother’s Day, or of course they are perfect just to make to treat yourself because it’s the weekend! Dessert on the weekend is a must right?

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How to Make Strawberry Shortcake Trifles

  • Make the cake batter. Spread into greased and floured pan and bake.

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  • Cut cooled cake into rounds that will fit into the cups you’ll be serving in.

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  • Make the cream cheese topping.

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  • Make the strawberry mixture.

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  • Assemble trifles by layering cake strawberries and cream, two times each.

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Strawberry Shortcake Trifles

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Strawberry Shortcake Trifle - All the flavors of the classic strawberry shortcake but with a soft cake layer instead of biscuit, and served in individual cups for a fun party or after dinner treat treat! Always a must on the summer to do list!

Servings: 12
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups (284g) all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting pan
  • 3 Tbsp (26g) cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 12 Tbsp (170g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups (315g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (283g) sour cream (I used light because it's what I had on hand)

Strawberry layer

  • 2 lbs fresh strawberries, diced, plus 12 more small whole for garnish
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp (45g) granulated sugar

Cream layer

  • 2 cups (475ml) heavy cream
  • 6 oz (170g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (90g) powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. For the cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour an 18 by 13-inch rimmed baking sheet. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, salt, baking soda and baking powder, set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment whip together butter, sugar and lemon zest until pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs one at a time then mix in vanilla.
  3. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix just until combined then add in 1/2 the sour cream and mix just until combined, repeat with flour and sour cream once more then end by mixing in last 1/3 of the flour mixture and mixing just until combined (scrape down bowl to ensure it's evenly combined). 
  4. Pour and spread batter evenly into prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 - 24 minutes. 
  5. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack. Once cool cut into 24 rounds the size of your dessert cups (you'll have a little left over cake which you can chill or freeze and serve later with more fresh fruit and whipped cream).
  6. For the strawberry layer: Toss diced strawberries with sugar. Let rest 10 minutes.
  7. For the cream layer: In a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer whip heavy cream until soft peaks form (no need to clean beater blades for next step).

  8. In a separate medium mixing bowl whip cream cheese until smooth, add powdered sugar and vanilla and whip until light and fluffy. Add cream cheese mixture to heavy cream and whip until stiff peaks form.

  9. To assemble trifles: Place 12 cake rounds in 12 fairly tall dessert cups. Add a spoonful of strawberries over each cake round.
  10. Transfer cream mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip and pipe cream mixture over strawberry layer. Repeat layering process once more. 

  11. Garnish each with a fresh strawberry. Serve within an hour for best results (the cake can be made a day in advance and covered, just wait to prepare the cream mixture and strawberries until almost ready to serve).
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Shortcake Trifles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 606 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 251mg 10%
Potassium 284mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 41g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 25.8%
Vitamin C 54.7%
Calcium 10.9%
Iron 9.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Shortcake, Trifle
Calories: 606 kcal
Author: Jaclyn
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