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Strawberry Shortcake Bars Recipe

Lil' Luna
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!
4.91 from 20 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Refrigerate 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 4076 kcal


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


  • 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.
  • Pour batter evenly into a greased and floured a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  • 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.
  • Dice up strawberries and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours.



Calories: 4076kcalCarbohydrates: 484gProtein: 60gFat: 217gSaturated Fat: 134gCholesterol: 843mgSodium: 2502mgPotassium: 2334mgFiber: 14gSugar: 323gVitamin A: 6880IUVitamin C: 278.3mgCalcium: 987mgIron: 13.7mg
Keyword Strawberry Shortcake Bars
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