I mentioned last week that I had tried out a Paula Deen Strawberry Shortcake recipe but that it was just over the top sweet. So today for our pool playdate/lunch I made my own version and everyone said it was really good. I liked it and it wasn't sickly sweet. So here it is so you can try it out:
quart of strawberries, washed and cut into halves or quarters depending on size
8oz cream cheese (I used light)- softened *you can also use a tub of whipped cream cheese*
1 large tub of Cool Whip or equivalent (I used store brand)
pre-made angel food cake from the bakery
~In a medium size bowl, cream your cream cheese with an electric beater. Fold in your cool whip. If it's not folding together well, you can whip it but you may have to add a bit of milk to thin it back out again.
~Tear off chunks of angel food cake and place in your serving bowl. A trifle dish would work well. Drop spoonfuls of cream cheese mix and top with strawberries.
~Add a few strawberries to the top for decoration.
4 days ago