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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


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


  • 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 -


  • 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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