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Classic Strawberry Short Cake

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A classic sweet treat, perfect for any season!

  • Prep Time:
    10 min


  • 1 (10.75 ounces) package Sara Lee® Frozen Pound Cake thawed
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 cup whipped topping
  • chocolate curls (optional)


  1. Sprinkle sugar over strawberries
  2. Cut Sara Lee® Pound Cake into 8 slices, 1/2-inch thick
  3. Place 1 cake slice on each plate
  4. Top each slice with 2 tablespoons strawberries, second cake slice, and 2 tablespoons strawberries.
  5. Serve with whipped topping and chocolate curls, if desired.


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Comments (76)

  1. i loved the strawberry shortcake of sara lee on PR store not sale this cake, unknown the reason. This cake is delicious. Please tell me what happen.

  2. Hi, Julia! Sara Lee no longer distributes its Strawberry Short Cake product. However, you can easily make a delicious Strawberry Short Cake using Sara Lee Pound Cake and following the above recipe. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 1-800-323-7117. Thanks!

  3. Your strawberry shortcake was the best of the best. I will miss it. Whenever my group got together and I had to take dessert. They knew I would bring the Sara lees strawberries shortcakes.

  4. Hi, Margaret! Thank you for the kind words about that product. Try the recipe above and see if you like it; we think you will!

  5. I just had a Sara Lee strawberry shortcake. How can I place an order? I heard they come in large sheets for $100….something. How can I order that? Apparently they were bought from Cisco or something like that?

  6. Hi, Tina: Sara Lee no longer distributes Strawberry Short Cake in grocery stores. For questions, please give our Consumer Affairs team a call at 1-800-323-7117. Thanks!

  7. I have been eating my favourite desert sara lee strawberry shortcake since I was a lil boy and my family has had it for every ocasion I been looking for months for this cake and it breaks my heart to see it go im sorry but nothing else will replace that unique taste that we all love please bring back the classic.

  8. Hi, Clyde: Thank you for sharing such kind words about this product! We’ve noted your interest; thank you for reaching out! If you have any questions, please give us a call at 1-800-323-7117.

  9. The above recipe does not compare in any way to the Sara Lee Original Strawberry Shortcake. Please consider bringing it back or at least giving us poor lost souls the recipe, especially the whipped cream.

  10. I don’t get it I didn’t see one bad comment about this GREAT item. but you guys
    took it off the shelf and not saying and damand..

  11. Any chance of having back at the stores. We do not understand why yet. We miss it .

  12. OMG…I thought I was the only one. I want some original Sara Lee Strawberry Shortcake it is so yummy. Miss it….Love it….bring it back plz….
    Why did you’ll take it out of stores.

  13. Hi Nancy and Corina, thanks for reaching out to us and sharing your love for this product. There are no plans currently to bring this product back, but we’ll share your comments with the proper Sara Lee team. Thanks again!

  14. The original strawberry shortcake was the best. no other brand or recipes compare. please bring it back.

  15. WOW, didn’t know this was discontinued, what a shame, went looking for it at four different grocery stores this year around the local “strawberry time” in my area, just reminded me I wanted a Sara lee Strawberry Shortcake and could not find one. I loved the cream and cake and just the taste of the strawberries, really didn’t care if there were actual strawberries on it or not, just the “jelly part” was enough for me. I did notice that through the years less cream and strawberries were on the shortcake, but the same taste was still there, so it was still our strawberry shortcake that all the people who have taken the time to write about loved AND WANT IT BACK! Guess it didn’t sell as well as it should, or became cost prohibitive to make, but it seemed to have a lot of followers that took the time to “Google” what had happened to it. We all lost a friend we liked to celebrate with.

  16. I am so glad to hear others say what I’ve been thinking. This cake was great. I ate it my entire life then slowly I began to find it in fewer stores . I did not know it had been discontinued the company should seriously think about redistributing this cake. There is truly no other cake like this one in stores. At least try it out for holidays Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. What do we need to do to get it back?

  17. This was one of the best shortcakes ever!! Nothing, absolutely nothing takes its place. I’m not a fan of the cheesecake. Please, please bring it back!!

  18. It hurt to know that saralee strawberry shortcake was discontinued. My friend and I would go to the store ,each get one of the cakes and sit down and eat the whole cake. I’ve had bad craving for your strawberry shortcake. It’s the best.please….. Please……please bring it back. There is no great strawberry shortcake like Sara Lee. We love your strawberry shortcake. Bring it back……

  19. I figured this cake was discontinued after going to every store that I could find, not sure what happened. All I can say it will be greatly missed, it seems all the wonderful foods that you grew up eating are gone.

  20. I was another one of the “Sara Lee Strawberry Shortcake Followers”, looking for it in several grocery stores before I noticed it was no longer available, I don’t know why you took it off the market, but this just opens the door up for the other company(s), which will remain nameless to put one on the market themselves, What a shame.. I have enjoyed this particular Sara Lee desert for many years., I hope you rethink your marketing decision sometimes “if it ain’t broke…. don’t fix it…

  21. Wait it was discontinued 🙁 I loved it so much I wondered why I didn’t see it in any stores. Please bring it back or at least bring it back to selected stores. I beg of you.!!

  22. Hi Danielle,

    Unfortunately we no longer make our Strawberry Shortcake dessert. However, the above recipe using Sara Lee Pound Cake is a delicious alternative for satisfying your craving! Please give us a call at 1-800-323-7117 with any questions

  23. I also missed the shortcake. I used to eat the whole thing by myself in 2 days. So i usually brought 2. It was unfair for you to stop saling a product so many people liked. Not good customer service

  24. Hi Micah,

    We are sorry to hear your disappointment about this product being discontinued. If you’d like to speak with us directly, please give us a call at 1-800-323-7117. Thank you.

  25. I find this devastating! Why remove such a great product? You people are so much into making money that you forget what the consumer loves. I will NO longer buy sara lee products of any sort if I can’t have my Strawberry Shortcake fix. I hope you all come to your senses & make better choices of what your consumer wants & not your bank book.

  26. Hello,

    We’re sorry to hear your disappointment and hope we don’t lose you as a fan! The above recipe using Sara Lee Pound Cake is a delicious alternative – give it a try and let us know what you think! If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 1-800-323-7117.

  27. Nmy sister introduced me to the most delicious cake I’ve ever tasted in the world it was moist and flavorful just delectable! Needless to say I loved it and was very disappointed to find that it was no longer in stores I know that you think the above recipe is a good replacement but its not. The whipped cream on the cake had a special taste that can’t be duplicated. With all of the comments above I think it would be a safe bet that bringing it back would increase revenue. Please bring back the best cake in the world!!!

  28. Hi Erica,

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. We recommend trying the above recipe using Sara Lee Pound Cake; it’s a delicious alternative with all the classic flavors, plus it’s a breeze to make!

  29. Hi Celeste,

    We love that you and your sister were such fans of this product! We appreciate the feedback and will share it with the proper Sara Lee team. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 1-800-323-7117. Thanks!

  30. Can you please brinng back the strawberry shortcakes?? This pregnant mama remembers the taste and i’ll have to settle for everything less than the best :(. Please PLEASE bring it back!

  31. Hi Taiyana,

    Congrats! Thanks for sharing your feedback. While this product is no longer available, the recipe above is a great alternative. It’s yummy and easy to make!

  32. Although the alternative recipe is good it will never come close to the original strawberry shortcake that you used to sale. Please consider bringing it back. Why do big companies always take away what their customers love most? Please listen to the people who actually buy your products.

  33. Hi Kim, thank you for sharing your love of this dessert with us. For any product questions, please contact our Consumer Affairs team at 1-800-323-7117. Thank you!

  34. Loved, loved, loved this cake… Have been looking for it for a while now….To bad it has been discontinued… Bring it backkkkkkk 🙁 …pleaseeeeeee… At least sell some to the fans… 😉

  35. Hi Mary, we’re glad to hear you were such a fan of this product! While it is no longer available, this Strawberry Shortcake recipe is a delicious alternative.

  36. I’ m glad to see that I’m not the only one missing the strawberry cake by Sara Lee……really hope the company decides to bring it back soon…..

  37. Hi Angie, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We encourage you to try the above recipe for Strawberry Shortcake using Sara Lee Pound Cake. It is a delicious treat!

  38. Sara Lee Desserts, please,please, reconsider bringing back the Strawberry Shortcake. You see that it is highly loved and missed. The recipe above is not the same and you know it. Hopefully your company will see and bring back a beloved product in grocery stores nationwide.

  39. Hi LaTasha, thanks for contacting us. We’ll share your feedback with the appropriate Sara Lee team.

  40. I’m talking about the 2 layer strawberry filled whipped cream cake. Years ago I could find it at an outlet store in Northbrook il. I’m in Florida now and I can’t even find it online. I have such a craving!

  41. Please bring back the strawberry shortcake! I have looked everywhere I go for years! Your recipe is nothing like it 🙁

  42. Hi Sue, thank you for sharing this feedback with us. We’ll make sure the proper Sara Lee team sees it. Thanks!

  43. Hi Collette, thank you for sharing your interest in this product. We will share your comment with the appropriate Sara Lee team. Thank you!

  44. Hi Karen, Sara Lee Desserts no longer distributes the Strawberry Shortcake dessert. If you have any other product questions, please give our Consumer Affairs team a call at 1-800-323-7117 and they’ll be happy to help you. Thank you!

  45. I never had the premade strawberry shortcake people are referring to, but making this at home HAS to be better than some manufactured desert.

    I slice the strawberries, then cut them again into smaller pieces. Then sprinkle plenty of sugar on them and let them sit in the fridge for a few hours, preferably overnight. Do NOT use that fake red gel they sell in stores (yuck!). It will create it’s own sauce.

    I use vanilla ice cream instead of whipped cream over the pound cake slices and spoon the strawberries over the top.

    I promise that this is better than whatever it is you are all missing.

  46. Hi Ed, thank you for sharing this delish recipe! We always love hearing yummy ideas from our fans. Thanks!

  47. They need to bring the Strawberry Shortcake back. Spare me “try the above recipe” “call our customer service”. I see no responses give the reason why this product was discontinued. Totally disappointed as none of the other SL desserts can compare. Bring back the shortcake!

  48. Each time I pass any Pub lix Supermarket, I always make a quick stop for S L Strawberry Shortcake even if I already have some at home. I don’t do that any more, I haven’t been visiting Pub-lix as often as I use to because they no longer sells Sara Lee Strawberry Shortcake. It has been my favorite dessert since 1982 please bring it back thank you.

  49. Hi Marva, thank you for reaching out. We recommend trying the above recipe for strawberry shortcake using our pound cake. It is a delicious treat! Thank you.

  50. This is terrible news they need to bring strawberry shortcake back! Very disappointed! No recipe ever compares!

  51. Hi Kayde, we’re sorry to hear you’re disappointed. If you have any questions, please give our Consumer Affairs team a call at 1-800-323-7117. Thank you.

  52. Discontinued I don’t understand when you have more customers asking you to bring a fantastic product back why won’t you listen. The above recipe does not compare it was absolute best Strawberry Shortcake ever please consider bringing it back but if you do bring it back please don’t change the recipe please think of your customers please.

  53. Hi China, thank you for sharing your love of this product. We appreciate your feedback and will share it with the proper Sara Lee Desserts team.

  54. Hi Michael, we like to use a dollop of whipped cream. If you have time, homemade fluffy whipped topping is the best!

  55. Omg!! Its gone!!!!. I would get it sent up from newfoundland… So friggin good….u could not eat just one piece….:()

  56. Every May 20 we celebrated my moms birthday with a Strawberry Shortcake..she loved the cake…we can send you the photos…

  57. Hi Edna, we would love to connect you with our Consumer Affairs team so we can answer any questions you may have and hear more of your feedback. Please give us a call at 1-800-323-7117. Thank you!

  58. Are you at least going to bring it back for mother’s day? I have been searching so long. It is such a popular product and go very good. It saddens me that it has been discontinued. The above recipe is okay, but it is just not the same. Big Ed above can only speculate on what the other’s of us know is a fantastic short cake. Please consider bringing it back. Thanks.

  59. Hi Joyce, thank you for reaching out and sharing your interest in this product. Currently, there are no plans to distribute the Strawberry Shortcake, but we will share your feedback with the appropriate team. Thank you.

  60. Homemade whipped cream and sliced strawberries with sugar in the fridge to create the sauce IS BETTER served over the Sara Lee Butter Pound Cake !!!! Been doing this for years

  61. Loved this cake so much, everytime i went to the market i would but 3 to 4 at a time, nothing compares it, nothing.

  62. Bring back Strawberry pound cake. It was’s favorite. She has passed and I to enjoy it with her in mind. Bring it back. At least once a year would be great. Or better yet. Mass production. It was definitely a must have, go to classic.

  63. Hello Nicole, thank you for sharing this sweet memory with us. There are no plans to distribute this product, but we will share your feedback with the appropriate internal team.

  64. Just a comment on the above recipe, it is NOT a substitute for your strawberry shortcake. The original combination of cake, whipped cream and strawberries, was superb. I used to travel to some of the outlet stores and buy 6 at a time, I would have purchased more but there’s only so much room in a freezer. I wish you would reconsider bringing this back.

  65. Omg I have followers please bring back the cake! Do we need to start a petition on I think children of this generation need to taste it to believe it! Best ever frozen cake!

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