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!
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!
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?
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.
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!
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