Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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Here’s the story behind this cake. I saw it first on Pinterest and was startled by the beauty of it. I had made red velvet cakes before but never layered them with regular (white) cake for a truly attractive effect. So, I figured, how hard can it be?

Well, it’s not what I would say easy, but if you have at least some cake-making experience, you’ll be fine.

So, what’s the deal with a red velvet strawberry shortcake? Well, it all starts with two round cakes based on a classic shortcake. 

They’re kind of flat or ‘short,’ so you pile a few of them to give height to the cake! That’s about it!

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake Recipe 2

What goes into a red velvet strawberry shortcake?

I start by making cream cheese-based shortcake batter. It’s kind of standard procedure. Eggs, sugar, butter, flour, etc. 

Then I divide the batter and taint one half with red coloring. Then I bake the cakes, cut them in half to get four cake layers and pile them up.

Finally, I’m showing you how to make a cream cheese frosting to decorate it, and we’re topping it with fresh strawberries!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time25 min
  • Cook Time50 min
  • Total Time1 hr 15 min
  • Serving Size10
  • Energy1,274 cal

Ingredients

For the cakes:

For the frosting and decoration:

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two 9-in round cake pans and set them aside.

2

For the cake, in a stand mixer, incorporate the butter and cream cheese until frothy. Incorporate the sugar and add the eggs one at a time.

3

Tip in the all-purpose flour and incorporate the salt and vanilla extract. Mix well.

4

Pour half the cake batter into a second mixing bowl. Taint one of them with the red food coloring.

5

Pour the batters into the cake pans and bake for 45-50 minutes until cooked through.

6

Let the cakes cool down before unmolding. Set aside.

7

For the frosting, beat the butter and cream cheese until frothy. Incorporate the sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy.

8

To assemble the cake, cut each cake sideways with a serrated knife. Pile the cakes alternating between white and red velvet cakes with a thin frosting layer in between (you can add sliced strawberries as well).

9

Cover the cake with the cream cheese frosting and decorate with strawberries.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size10
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories1,274
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat63.5 g78 g81.41%
  • Saturated Fat39.1 g20 g195.5%
  • Cholesterol270 mg300 mg90%
  • Sodium616 mg2300 mg26.78%
  • Total Carbohydrate173 g275 g62.91%
  • Dietary Fiber1.6 g28 g5.71%
  • Total Sugars142 g
  • Protein12.9 g50 g25.8%
  • Calcium90 mg1300 mg6.92%
  • Iron3 mg18 mg16.67%
  • Potassium213 mg4700 mg4.53%

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