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Strawberry Shortcake Cake Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Cake Recipe

Photo: The Candid Appetite


This Strawberry Shortcake Cake recipe is an utter delight. Light, fluffy layers of sponge cake brushed with a delicious rum-spiked syrup, lashings of thick cream, crunchy sliced almonds and as many strawberries as you can get your hands on, make this a truly great cake.

This is one very fancy Strawberry Shortcake.

With great strawberries – and I mean really great strawberries, this Strawberry Shortcake Cake is absolute perfection. Not to mention splendid to look at.

I can’t help but remember those Strawberry Shortcake dolls of my childhood. I wonder if they’re still around.

The cake master behind this delicious Strawberry Shortcake Cake recipe is The Candid Appetite.

Strawberry Shortcake Cake Recipe
For the sponge cake:
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed, stemmed and sliced, reserving 9 whole berries for the top
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
For the Rum Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup rum
For the Whipped Cream:
  • 3 cups very cold heavy cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. For the full recipe go here: Strawberry Shortcake Cake.

Happy Baking!

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