My birthday is just around the corner and every year since I was a little kid I request strawberry shortcake as my birthday cake of choice. I love strawberries! My mom said that she drank a strawberry shake every day in the hot Arizona summer towards the end of her pregnancy – so I guess it’s an obsession that started in the womb.
This Strawberry Shortcake with an Almond Glaze
has become my favorite version of my birthday cake.
This cake is made easily with a doctored up cake mix that results in a moist, dense cake almost the texture of pound cake. When the cake has just finished baking, holes are poked in the warm cake and drizzled with a sweet almond glaze that sinks down into the cake infusing it with almond goodness all throughout.
The cake is then lathered with a thick creamy layer of fresh whipped cream and decorated with sweet sliced strawberries.
More almond glaze is drizzled on the top and sides of the cake for a unique twist to the classic strawberry shortcake. The almond flavor is a surprising compliment to the strawberries. Get your fork ready!
Taking this to a Get Together?
Although the double layer cake is impressive, this cake can also be made in a 9x13 pan for easy portability and sharing for parties or gatherings.
More Summer Cakes
Cakes are an old-fashioned picnic favorite for good reason. Everybody likes cake, and they feed a bunch. Here are a few to try this summer:
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