Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake

This Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake is a feast for the eyes. Three layers of butter cake are sandwiched together with fresh sweet macerated strawberries then smothered with sweetened whipped cream. Assemble the layers and chill then slice and serve for an incredible sweet ending to a special meal.
Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake


  1. 3 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 Tbsp baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  5. 1 1/4 cups butter (2 1/2 sticks) softened
  6. 2 cups granulated sugar
  7. 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  8. 4 large eggs
  9. 1 cup buttermilk
  10. 2 quarts strawberries (Reserve 6 whole berries for garnishing) hulled and sliced
  11. 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  12. Whipped Cream Filling:
  13. 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
  14. 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  15. 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  16. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 3 [9] inch round cake pans or spray with baking spray. [i.e. Bakers Joy]
  2. Sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl using a mixer, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Beat for around 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl periodically so all ingredients will combine.
  5. Add the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk. Beat on medium speed until all has been added, then increase the speed of the mixer and beat for 1-2 minutes
  6. Divide evenly between the prepared pans. Bounce the pans on the counter a couple of times to release trapped air.
  7. Place into the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes back clean. Cool completely in the pans on a baking rack.
  8. Place strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Set aside while you prepare the filling.