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No Bake Strawberry Shortcake

I love a good baking challenge, but sometimes I just enjoy a simple and easy dessert. This strawberry shortcake looks fancy, but I promise it is so easy! It would be the perfect summer dessert, however, I did make it in the middle of winter North Dakota. So anything is possible my friends. 

The secret to this cake is to let it sit for a few hours or overnight in the fridge. The more it sits, the more the flavors meld together and softened up the graham crackers. It becomes like a strawberry chocolate eclair. If you want to make it even easier, buy some cool whip or other whipped topping. But I had some heavy cream to use up, so I made my own. 

No Bake Strawberry Shortcake
Serves 4
a delicious and simple no bake strawberry shortcake
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
  1. 1 pound strawberries
  2. 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  3. 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 12 whole graham crackers
  6. 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  1. Cut the tops off the strawberries and cut each berry into thin slices.
  2. With a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip to combine.
  3. Spread a small spoonful of whipped cream on the bottom of a platter or 8x8 baking dish. Lay three graham crackers on top of the whipped cream. Lightly cover the top of the graham crackers with more whipped cream. Add a single layer of strawberries.
  4. Repeat this three more times until you have four layers of graham crackers. Spread the last of the whipped cream over the top.
  5. Heat the remaining 1/4 cup cream in a small saucepan until it starts to boil. Pour over the chopped chocolate into a small bowl. Let stand for a few minutes, then whisk until smooth. Drizzle the chocolate over the layered dessert with a spoon. Garnish with a few more sliced strawberries.
  6. Refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight. Slice and enjoy.
Adapted from The Kitchn
Adapted from The Kitchn
Prairie Californian
 Jenny Dewey Rohrich

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    February 24, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    I love this recipe! Not only for now (easy/no-bake is always great) but also for the hot summer months when no one wants to turn their oven on! ❤
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    • Jenny Dewey Rohrich
      March 2, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      This would be a LOVELY summer recipe! It certainly brought the tastes of summer to the prairie, even in the middle of winter!

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