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Strawberry Shortcake Bars Recipe

A soft vanilla cake-like crust perfectly combines with a light layer of whipped cream cheese frosting. Top it off with fresh strawberries for delicious strawberry shortcake bars!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Refrigerate 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 4076 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


Butter Vanilla Cake

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pint strawberries


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz cool whip frozen


  1. In a large bowl, beat together sugar and butter until creamy. Mix in eggs, baking powder and salt. Alternate between adding in the flour and milk, beating after each addition. Beat until all ingredients are combined. Stir in vanilla extract.

  2. Pour batter evenly into a greased and floured a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  3. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. We sure not to over bake. Cake should be flat and light in color. Let cool completely. Set aside.
  4. Dice up strawberries and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, cream together cream cheese, powdered sugar and frozen whipped topping. Evenly spread cream cheese mixture over top of cooled cake. Top with diced strawberries.
  6. Refrigerate for 3 hours.

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Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Shortcake Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4076 Calories from Fat 1953
% Daily Value*
Fat 217g334%
Saturated Fat 134g838%
Cholesterol 843mg281%
Sodium 2502mg109%
Potassium 2334mg67%
Carbohydrates 484g161%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 323g359%
Protein 60g120%
Vitamin A 6880IU138%
Vitamin C 278.3mg337%
Calcium 987mg99%
Iron 13.7mg76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.