Sunday, April 24, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake and Graduation

I graduated! I now have a two bachelors' degrees, one in Public Relations and one in French.

In celebration, here is a recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Trifle (aka regular strawberry shortcake that I chunked up in layers so it would be fancy.) 


Strawberry Shortcake (Trifle)

  • Pound Cake cake mix
  • ingredients called for on box
  • 1 TBS extra butter, sfotened
  • 1 TBS sour cream
Make according to box directions, but add in extra butter and sour cream with ingredients.

  • my recipe for "the best strawberry glaze ever", found here

    • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
    • 2 TBS sugar
    With an electric mixer, whip cream and sugar together until soft peaks form.

    • 12 smallish strawberries, sliced
    • 1 Tbs sugar
    Slice strawberries and set in a bowl. Add sugar and combine. The longer this sits together, the more juice you will have.


    Cut up the pound cake in square chunks, about 1 inch x 1 inch. Layer cake, glaze, whipped cream and strawberries in that order. At the top of the glass/cup/bowl/whatever, top with more whipped cream. Serve and devour.


    1. adorable.

      the shortcake I mean.

    2. Congrats, Joce. We had strawberry shortcake trifle for our Easter brunch dessert. It was delicious. It was pretty much the same thing you did except for that we traded out the whipped cream for a custard made with cool-whip mixed with sweetened-condensed milk and softened cream cheese. Yeah, I know, a real healthy dessert... but it's dessert, and... it's Paula Deen's recipe, so what do you expect. Very tasty though.

    3. Congrats on the graduation! You are amazing! 2 Bachelor's degrees! AWESOME work =)