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Strawberry Shortcake With Cheesecake In The Middle

It’s time to make a Strawberry Shortcake with Cheesecake in the Middle. This time we have one of the best cheesecake recipes to fill your cake! Check it out.

This strawberry shortcake cheesecake has few ingredients but all of them with a lot of flavor and personality. Although at first glance it may seem like a simple strawberry cake, it’s so much more. You’ll see.

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Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

Strawberry shortcakes are a typical American sweet with thousands of presentations and therefore flavors, but it stands out for the success of its combination. This strawberry cheesecake cake is delicious and we’ll explain to you how to make it step by step in the next paragraphs.

Strawberry Shortcake With Cheesecake Recipe

This dessert is 3 in 1! Three of our favorites; strawberries, cake, and cheesecake filling. It’s the perfect dessert to eat at any time of the day, with your family, at a meeting, or simply with a cup of coffee.

You will need a standard round mold of 9-10 inches in diameter, a couple of mixing bowls, a silicone spatula, patience, and self-love. Ready?

This recipe is for 8 servings.

Ingredients needed for the short cake:

  • 80 g of butter
  • 100 g of all-purpose flour
  • 100 ml of whole milk
  • 2 medium-sized eggs
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 200 ml of heavy cream
  • 10 to 15 strawberries – chopped –
  • 15 ml of Kirsch

Ingredients needed for the cheesecake filling:

  • 8 oz of cream cheese – at room temperature –
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of heavy cream – whipped –

Step-by-step instructions

Step #1: Preheat

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Step #2: Mix

Soften the butter and mix it with flour and sugar. Gradually add the milk to the butter mixture by stirring well so that it doesn’t become lumpy. Set aside.

Step #3: Add the eggs

Separate the yolks from the whites, and add the 2 yolks to the mixture. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites to the point of snow and make meringue.

Step #4: Combine

Gradually add the meringue to the previous mixture carefully to preserve the foam.

Step #5: Bake

Spread the batter onto a 1-inch mold. Put a bain-marie on the bottom and bake for about 35 minutes.

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Step #6: Let it cool

After the cake is done, let it cool down for about 20 minutes.

Step #7: Make your cheesecake

In a large-sized bowl, using your electric mixer, mix the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract. Then, add the cup of whipped cream and carefully combine it with a spatula until smooth and spreadable.

Step #8: Cut and soak

Once the cake is cool, cut it into two or three round pieces. Then, soak the center of the cake with a little bit of kirsch. You can use a silicone brush.

Step #9: Build your shortcake

Place a sheet of sponge cake on a cake base and spread part of the cheesecake mixture on it. Put some chopped strawberries on top of the cheesecake mixture. Repeat procedure if you’re making a two-floor shortcake.

Finish with the last piece of cake and spread the rest of the cheesecake mixture evenly to cover it.

Step #10: Garnish and enjoy!

Lastly, place the remaining strawberries on top to garnish. Cut a slice and enjoy!

Need To Substitute An Ingredient?

This is a quick guide that you can use to replace any of the ingredients in case you don’t have them in handy. Certainly, sometimes we’re in a hurry and forget to buy something in the supermarket. But don’t worry, in other words, this list will save you.

strawberry cheesecake cake

Kirsch substitutes

Kirsch is a cherry brandy. Where cherry juice is fermented and distilled. As a result, it transforms into a cherry wine.  In fact, it has around 40 degrees of alcohol, with aromas reminiscent of red fruits and with notes of nuts.

And if you don’t have this liquor on hand, don’t feel down! These are some of the available substitutes you can choose to replace this cherry liquor. Take a look!

  • Vodka
  • Brandy
  • Cognac
  • Cherry Juice
  • Apple Juice
  • White Wine
  • Rose Wine
  • Cherry Syrup
  • Apple Cider

Preferably, you can try cherry-flavored vodka instead of regular vodka. If not… it’s ok.

Cream cheese substitutes

Here are 14 simple and perfect cream cheese substitutes. Some are a little harder to find but you may have them out there in your kitchen cupboard and you just don’t remember! Here they are:

  • Mascarpone cheese
  • Greek yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • German quark
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Neufchâtel cheese
  • Silken tofu
  • Vegan cheese – Cashew cream cheese –
  • Vegan cheese – Almond cream cheese –
  • Sour cream
  • Creme Fraiche
  • Gervais cheese
  • Goat cheese
  • Coconut cream cheese

Neufchâtel cheese

Meanwhile, let me tell you a little bit about Neufchâtel cheese. This is a really soft, famous, and spreadable cheese, originated from France.

Neufchâtel Cheese it’s lower in fat and calories and it has this particular grainy texture. However, it is delicious! You got to try it.

Creme fraiche

Creme fraiche is thicker than sour cream. The taste is not as tangy tho, but it’s a perfect substitute too.

Gervais cheese

Gervais cheese it’s likewise originated from France, it has a rich and creamy texture that goes perfect for this dessert.

Quark

This cheese is similar to old-fashioned cream cheese. It’s a fresh, creamy, and slightly drained cheese. Excellent for sweet and salty recipes. It has a bitter taste as yogurt.

And before I forget, let me give you some good news… you can also try the Philadelphia Ready-To-Eat Cheesecake Fillings! They’re delicious and ready to spread onto your cake sheets.

If you haven’t tried them, now is the time!

Final Words

I mean, who doesn’t like strawberry cake with cheesecake? I’m dying for a bite right now. In fact, I’m going to stop writing for now and I’m going to go buy the ingredients I need to make this recipe because I’m craving it.

But meanwhile, let me give you another tip before you go… try to make this dairy-free almond cream cheese! I love it and I’m sure you will love it too. Watch the video for the instructions and the whole recipe ingredients.

I hope you like it!

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Strawberry Shortcake With Cheesecake In The Middle

This strawberry shortcake cheesecake has few ingredients but all of them with a lot of flavor and personality. Although at first glance it may seem like a simple strawberry cake, it's so much more. You'll see.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry cheesecake cake, strawberry shortcake cheese cake, strawberry shortcake cheesecake, strawberry shortcake with cheesecake in the middle
Servings: 8
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

  • standard round mold of 9-10 inches in diameter
  • a couple of mixing bowls
  • a silicone spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 80 g of butter
  • 100 g of all-purpose flour
  • 100 ml of whole milk
  • 2 medium-sized eggs
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 200 ml of heavy cream
  • 10 to 15 strawberries - chopped -
  • 15 ml of Kirsch

Ingredients for the cheesecake filling

  • 8 oz of cream cheese - at room temperature -
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of heavy cream - whipped -

Instructions

  • Preheat. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Mix. Soften the butter and mix it with flour and sugar. Gradually add the milk to the butter mixture by stirring well so that it doesn't become lumpy. Set aside.
    80 g of butter, 100 g of all-purpose flour, 100 g of sugar, 100 ml of whole milk
  • Add the eggs. Separate the yolks from the whites, and add the 2 yolks to the mixture. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites to the point of snow and make meringue.
    2 medium-sized eggs
  • Combine. Gradually add the meringue to the previous mixture carefully to preserve the foam.
  • Bake. Spread the batter onto a 1-inch mold. Put a bain-marie on the bottom and bake for about 35 minutes.
  • Let it cool. After the cake is done, let it cool down for about 20 minutes.
  • Make your cheesecake. In a large-sized bowl, using your electric mixer, mix the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract. Then, add the cup of whipped cream and carefully combine it with a spatula until smooth and spreadable.
    8 oz of cream cheese - at room temperature -, 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 1 cup of heavy cream - whipped -
  • Cut and soak. Once the cake is cool, cut it into two or three round pieces. Then, soak the center of the cake with a little bit of kirsch. You can use a silicone brush.
    15 ml of Kirsch
  • Build your short cake. Place a sheet of sponge cake on a cake base and spread part of the cheesecake mixture on it. Put some chopped strawberries on top of the cheesecake mixture. Repeat procedure if you're making a two-floor shortcake.
    Finish with the last piece of cake and spread the rest of the cheesecake mixture evenly to cover it.
    10 to 15 strawberries - chopped -
  • Garnish and enjoy! Lastly, place the remaining strawberries on top to garnish. Cut a slice and enjoy!
    10 to 15 strawberries - chopped -
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