Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe


No matter how I make mine, Strawberry Shortcake is always a favorite around here. I recently found myself in need of an easy but delicious dessert to take to an event and I headed straight to Dollar General. From their Rubbermaid take-along containers to their fresh produce, they have it all. I live a mile from our Dollar General Market so I probably go at least 5 times a week to buy groceries and see what sales they have going on. And they always have great sales going on.

Recipe, Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake. It's strawberry pickin time. This refreshing recipe is the only one you'll ever need.

But back to my dessert. I needed to make it the day before because I knew I wouldn’t have time the day of, so I kept that in mind when I went shopping. I’m always budget shopping so I took that into consideration as well. It wasn’t long before I decided to make a Strawberry Shortcake. I’ve made several this spring and have had nothing but praise for them so I knew it was going to be a hit. My Make-Ahead Strawberry Shortcake is super easy to make, I can store it in the fridge for several (or more) days, and I don’t have to bake a thing or go anywhere else to find all of my ingredients.

What you’ll need
Rubbermaid Take Along container. I bought a 2 pack so I’d have an extra take along container for something else I plan to take.
1 premade Angel Food Cake (located near checkout counters)
4 packs of Strawberry Glaze (where fruit are sold)
2 bowls of Cool Whip
2 packs of Organic Strawberries washed and sliced

Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

After washing and drying my Rubbermaid Take along containers, I added 1 bowl of a cool whip layer to one of them. I then layered 2 bags of strawberry glaze. On top of that, 1/2 of the strawberries. Then the cake sliced and diced. The whole thing.

Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Then I started all over (except for the cake which is staying nice and fresh between my layers).

Another bowl of Cool Whip.

Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

2 more bags of Strawberry Glaze.

Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Then add the remaining strawberries to top it off.

Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Cover, keep in the fridge until ready to serve. I can’t think of an easier or better dessert to make when you need something that looks like you spent hours on it (but you won’t).

Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

When it comes to kids parties, I have a little more fun with my Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake and serve them in individual jars.

Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

What’s your favorite dessert to make when you’re in a pinch for something fast but you don’t have time to cook?

Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

UPDATED AUGUST 9, 2019 to fix some grammatical errors.  These tired eyes see what they want to see on any given day, lol.

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My name is Terri and I live in an urban area in central Georgia, USA. I'm a mom to three kids, a dog, 2 cats, 2 parakeets, 2 lovebirds, and other small aquatic pets. My hobbies include photography, reading, binge-watching movies, crocheting, D.I.Y. projects of every kind, gardening, hiking, glamping, and camping. I love to travel and go sightseeing. My coffee pot is my lifeline.

18 thoughts on “Make Ahead Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

  1. This dessert would be perfect for upcoming camping weekends. I was looking for options that didn’t involve s’mores, thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I love the way it is all combined! I am going to have to try this out for my girls who are Strawberry Shortcake junkies! They just love it!

  3. Wow, that is such a beautiful dessert! Strawberry shortcake is one of my fave desserts – I eat it all summer long!

  4. This is a great recipe for strawberry shortcake. I love shopping at Dollar General for everything. The idea of putting the strawberry shortcake in the mason jars to make single servings is a great idea. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. It looks wonderful. I haven’t made strawberry shortcake in awhile. Although I see my husband brought home an angel food cake today……..let the fun begin!

  6. My mom’ s favorite! I would love to make this for her on Mother’s day. I can’t wait to hear her squeal with delight. She loves her strawberries!

  7. Yes to this! Genius. Rubbermaid is magical. My dad’s favorite cake of all time is angel food cake. Personally, I like to spice it up like this. This is gorgeous!

  8. I love strawberry shortcake! I do make it with angel food cakes a lot, but I do love it when my mom makes it homemade! I am ready for strawberry season!

  9. Yum! I love strawberry shortcake and make it often. This recipe looks fantastic so I’ll be trying it out. We have the dessert a ton during the summer.

  10. With strawberry season almost here it is time to drag out all those strawberry shortcake recipes. We do love the fresh taste and how easy they are to make.

  11. My husband really likes strawberry shortcake so I make it for him more often during the summer. Your recipe looks divine! I’ll have to try it out and have him be my guinea pig for it (which I’m sure he wouldn’t mind).

  12. Strawberry Shortcake is one of my favorite spring desserts. I wish I had a jar of your cake for breakfast. Looks so delicious and the jars are such a cute idea.

  13. Strawberry shortcake is a summertime staple around our house. Making it ahead is even better 🙂

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