Having had a splitting headache all day long while working on five different orders, I finally sat down tonight I realized I really wanted to write a blog post! Something not too fussy right here at Christmas, but still festive enough for the holidays.
As I was browsing through my folders and folders (and folders and folders...) of pictures, I came across this Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and knew it was perfect 🙂
A few months back, one of my sweetest clients, Kimberly, sent me a screenshot of a Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake Cake and asked if I'd make one for her.
I replied and told her I would... but I really didn't know where to start and I was pretty busy at the time. Well, it didn't take her long at all to send me a link to where she had seen the cake, here on Haute + Heirloom. Haha - there's nothing like a determined client! 🙂
After looking over that recipe and getting a general idea for the cake, I decided that I absolutely could/would do it, but - I'd stay in my comfort zone with doctored cake mix recipes vs. doing all the baking from scratch. Kimberly regularly orders cakes & cupcakes from me, so I knew she wouldn't mind one bit!
Now... let me show you how I made this beauty! Here's what you'll need:
- 2 layers of white cake
- 2 layers of red velvet cake
- 1 batch of cream cheese buttercream
- 2 cups of sliced strawberries
I started by baking the 4 layers of cake : 2 layers of white cake (no almond extract) and 2 layers of red velvet cake (click the links for the recipes). I used four 8" round Magic Line pans and divided each recipe in half into 2 pans. Bake at 325°F for ~35-40 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean!).
While they're baking, go ahead and make your cream cheese frosting and slice up your strawberries.
When the cakes are cooled... you're ready to start assembling!
I started with a layer of white cake (but started with red velvet would work too).
Then spread on some cream cheese frosting...
and top that with sliced strawberries!
Next add a layer of red velvet cake.
Them more cream cheese and more sliced strawberries:
Except no strawberries on top! Instead... spread on some cream cheese frosting:
Frost the entire outside of the cake - then pipe an easy border and you're done!
OH - I had trimmed my red velvet cakes a bit and I used the crumbs as garnish on top! 🙂
More Strawberry Recipes
- Strawberry Shortcake Cake
- Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe
- Fresh Strawberry Tart
- Deviled Strawberries (Tiktok Recipe)