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Company Strawberry Shortcake

This Company Strawberry Shortcake is one of my mom’s vintage recipes, and it’s perfect for a crowd!! It’s such a creamy and light cake topped with sweet, fresh strawberries!

Classic Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

This is one of those glorious 1980’s recipes. It’s a casserole, it’s made from mostly pre-made ingredients…and it has Cool Whip. Yep, I’m sorry.

The 80’s were such a non-judgemental time where Jello, condensed soup and Cool Whip were the cool kids at dinner parties. I mean, fine, we all probably have Cool Whip cancer now because of it…but sigh the nostalgia.

Moderation is my always-answer.

This nugget is a hidden treasure from my mom’s recipe box. It’s crazy simple and totally delicious.

We love Strawberry Shortcake in my house…and this fun spin makes Strawberry Shortcake a simple dessert for a crowd, hence the name “Company Strawberry Shortcake”. No assembly required.

Strawberry shortcake served in a 9x13 pan

How to Make The Perfect Strawberry Shortcake

Literally all you do is cut a pound cake into cubes. Now my mom’s recipe calls for Entenmann’s. And you can totally go the pre-made pound cake route. BUT homemade pound cake is simple and really so much better. Also, you can make it a day or two ahead and it will still be great in this recipe! I love THIS recipe.

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Poundcake diced into cubes

Then beat some cream cheese together with a cup of powdered sugar until it’s creamy and fold in the Cool Whip to make it light and fluffy.

Oh. Yes, you can use whipped cream in this recipe.

THEN fold in 6 cups of pound cake cubes gently…

Frosting and cake mixed together

Plop that into a 9×13 pan and spread it evenly.

Mixture spread evenly in a 9x13 inch pan

Let that chill for a while and slice up some strawberries and top the whole thing when you’re ready to serve it!

Chilled shortcake mix topped with strawberries

And of course, slice and serve!

Company strawberry shortcake served to eat

Ugh SO so good!! It’s the perfect dessert for a BBQ!

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Company Strawberry shortcake served with a fork

Company Strawberry Shortcake

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: serves 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


This Company Strawberry Shortcake is one of my mom’s vintage recipes, and it’s perfect for a crowd!! It’s such a creamy and light cake topped with sweet, fresh strawberries!


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
  • 6 cups cubed pound cake
  • 1 quart strawberries, cleaned and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the cream cheese and the powdered sugar together for on medium speed for 1 minute until it’s creamy. Fold in the Cool Whip evenly. Next stir in the cubed pound cake.
  2. Spread this mixture into an ungreased 9×13 pan. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  3. At any point while the cream cheese mixture is chilling slice the strawberries. Sprinkle them with the granulated sugar and allow them to sit for at least 30 minutes.
  4. When you’re ready to serve, spread the strawberries on top of the cream cheese mixture and slice and serve.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 774
  • Sugar: 76.7 g
  • Sodium: 714.7 mg
  • Fat: 32.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 113.1 g
  • Protein: 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 131.7 mg

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49 comments on “Company Strawberry Shortcake”

  1. I made a test batch in preparation for our fourth of July celebration. I will definitely be making this again next weekend as it was delicious! I mixed my strawberries with some strawberry freezer jam I made a couple weeks ago! My two year old loved it! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Can you make this a day ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve? I’m concerned the pound cake wouldn’t hold up. Thanks!

  3. how much is 8 ounces of Cool whip? Do you mean 1cup or 8 ounces in weight which would be a huge amount as it is so light.

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