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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

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  • 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 can’t wait to make this tomorrow, However I am not a fan of cool whip. Can I substitute the cool whip for a can of Reddi Whip? If so, how much do use? THANKS

  2. How do you think this would freeze? I was thinking of making it for our daughter’s surprise birthday party, which will be at a park in the late afternoon. If I made and froze it the night before (without the strawberries), I was hoping it would stay better (and chilled) if out at the park all day before we sing to her in the early evening. What do you think?
    Thanks for what looks like an amazing recipe!

  3. Jessica Rishel

    This looks amazing! So excited to try it : )
    Will it be ok to sit overnight if I don’t put the strawberries on top or will the pound cake get too mushy?

  4. This is absolutely delish!!!, made it for a party, it was gone in a flash, .I used Sara Lee frozen pound cake,. Love it!

  5. This is SO good! It’s midnight and I am fighting the urge to treat myself to another large helping. I’m so glad I chose this strawberry shortcake recipe over the others! I used a whole family size Sara Lee pound cake, and since I don’t have a stand mixer (or a hand mixer that’s worth anything), I used whipped cream cheese and mixed by hand. Thanks for sharing this one with us!

  6. Terrie O'Banion

    Well, I went ahead and made a test batch.. It turned out delicious… I was a little worried that the pound cake would crumble too much when I folded it in to the coolwhip mixture, but it turned out fine. I’m definitely making it for my Mom’s birthday party. I know it will be a hit !!

  7. Terrie O'Banion

    This looks delicious !! I have been looking for a new recipe to make for my Moms birthday BBQ that’s coming up.. She is turning 84 and she loves strawberry shortcake. Ill let you know how it turns out..

  8. Made this recipe for my daughter’s engagement party. Used one slice less of a Sara Lee Family size pound cake. Provided a can of Reddi Whip which was used by many. There was not a crumb left!

  9. Melissa Costa

    How much cream would you whip for this recipe. I dislike cool whip intensely, but would love it with real whipped cream!

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