Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

Did you know that June 14 is National Strawberry Shortcake Day? It’s true! So today I am celebrating with this Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake. It combines three of my favorite things – cake, strawberries and cheesecake – into a beautiful dessert that is perfect for celebrating this fun day!

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake - shortcake topped with strawberries, no bake vanilla cheesecake and whipped cream!
Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake - shortcake topped with strawberries, no bake vanilla cheesecake and whipped cream!

If you’ve been reading the blog a while, then you know I love strawberries. They’ve been my favorite fruit since I was a kid. My dad will still buy them for me when they’re in season and I’m coming to visit.

So when I was asked to help Driscoll’s Strawberries celebrate Strawberry Shortcake Day, I could not wait. Strawberry shortcake has been a classic dessert for more than 100 years and Dricoll’s is easily the strawberry brand I prefer in my shortcake. They always have the best smelling, prettiest berries! I don’t know about you, but I smell my strawberries to pick out the best ones. :)

When trying to figure out what spin to put on the traditional dessert, this cheesecake was one of a few ideas that quickly came to mind. It’s such a great showcase for the strawberries and with a full layer of shortcake on the bottom, you get the full strawberry shortcake experience layered right into a cheesecake!

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake - shortcake topped with strawberries, no bake vanilla cheesecake and whipped cream!
Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake - shortcake topped with strawberries, no bake vanilla cheesecake and whipped cream!

I started off making this recipe by making the shortcake. Believe it or not, I’d never made a shortcake from scratch before!

Shortcake is a little different than your typical cake. It’s a little like a sweet biscuit, but with a slightly cakey-er texture. It’s more crumbly than a cake, though.

So for the shortcake recipe, I went straight to the experts – Driscoll’s. I borrowed the shortcake from their favorite strawberry shortcake recipe. It is so easy to make. Even easier to make than a cake.

The shortcake is topped with a thin layer of cheesecake, just to hold things together, and then topped with whole strawberries. Aren’t they beautiful nestled in there?

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake - shortcake topped with strawberries, no bake vanilla cheesecake and whipped cream!
Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake - shortcake topped with strawberries, no bake vanilla cheesecake and whipped cream!

Then they are completely covered with a light, no-bake vanilla cheesecake and some whipped cream. The cake is then topped of with a few more strawberries and some strawberry sauce.

Absolute perfection! The combination of flavors and textures is spot on.

The dense, crumbly cake with the fresh, sweet berries and the smooth, creamy cheesecake is just as perfect as you’d expect. And it incorporates all the flavors of a good strawberry shortcake into a super fun and delicious cheesecake. You seriously won’t want to share.

So it’s time to get your ingredients together and your Driscoll’s strawberries. Let’s celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day! Yum!

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake - shortcake topped with strawberries, no bake vanilla cheesecake and whipped cream!

This is a paid endorsement from Driscoll’s, but all opinions are my own. Visit www.driscolls.com for more berry recipes and to enter their summer sweepstakes.

For the recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake, visit the Driscoll’s website where I am sharing today as a part of National Strawberry Shortcake Day!

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake - shortcake topped with strawberries, no bake vanilla cheesecake and whipped cream!

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Comments

  1. National strawberry shortcake day? Have never heard of that but I like the way it sounds and the way your cake looks.. yummy!
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  2. I’m going strawberry picking this weekend. This looks like an awesome use of those strawberries. I just can’t say no to cheesecake!
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  3. Stunning!! This looks so, so good

  4. This is so beautiful! I am so in love and I adore the thick crust on the bottom!
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  5. How much salt do you use in the shortcake batter?

  6. Also, could you use pre-made whipped cream? If so, how much would you use?

  7. You have to give the berries the sniff test no matter how many strange looks you get! Let them take home the less ripe ones. I LOVE your concept for this cheesecake! What a great idea! And it’s absolutely beautiful as a bonus!
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  8. I love strawberry shortcake and cheesecake, so I’m all over this. Yum!!
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  9. Wow, this is stunning, and I am sure tastes amazing, too!
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  10. Masterpiece!
    Thanks for sharing
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  11. What an absolutely gorgeous looking cheesecake!!! I love all the strawberries standing up in the cheesecake layer! It is stunning girl!
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  12. This cake is just plain gorgeous!! I want a giant slice right now!
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  13. Just found your blog via Pinterest, so glad I have, I’ve been having a look through and found so many things I want to make!! This is beautiful, heading over to get the recipe now! :)
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  14. Elizabeth says:

    I made this yesterday for my grandparents and boy did they rave about it! We all had 2 slices each even after a big meal. It was THAT good! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  15. Well this proves that I obviously do not have enough strawberry shortcake in my life. Or cheesecake. Happily I can solve both problems in one! What a beautiful cheesecake Lindsay! :D
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  16. It’s so pretty when you cut into it!
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  17. Yum! It looks delicious!

  18. Just wondering… did you put whole strawberries inside the pie or half like around the edge? Your great pics had me sold on this! I’m going to make it for a BBQ this 4th. My only fear is that the berries around the edge will stick to pan? Any advice?

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      I have whole strawberries inside the cheesecake and just thin slices around the outside edge. To make sure the berries on the side don’t stick, you can line the edge of the pan with parchment paper. Then after you removed the springform pan, you can just peal back the parchment paper.

      • Thank you so much for your helpful hints. Well, I’m off to make the shortbread. Wish me luck. ; )

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