Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Mascarpone Cream

  •  I'm the type of person who has to try things out myself, just to see if it's worth it. So I decided to have a little fun and whip up my own Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Mascarpone Cream Cheese Filling and Apricot Glaze! Turns out there are tons of copy-cat recipes out there. Some were really straight up imitations of the 60s cartoon icon while others were slight variations on the theme. But none used Mascarpone cream cheese as a filling.
  • One of the first things I learned was that making layer cakes is very different from mixing muffin batter. With muffins, you can work by sight, eyeballing the size of scoops as you drop them into the pan and pouring in liquids in quick glugs. But when it comes to layer cakes, you have to be exact...

What is Strawberry Shortcake?

  • Generally, strawberry shortcake is a pastry comprising of a shortcrust bread roll that is sliced down the middle and sandwiched with whipped cream and macerated strawberries.
  • My understanding of the customary strawberry shortcake comprises of buttermilk vanilla cake layers, new macerated strawberries, strawberry syrup, and mascarpone whipped cream. The last option which is actually the superstar here.


Vanilla Cake:

  • 3 cups generally useful flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted spread room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 huge eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup buttermilk room temperature


  • 4 cups hulled and quartered strawberries 1 16 ounces, 675g
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Mascarpone Whipped Cream:

  • 8 oz mascarpone somewhat relaxed
  • 1 cup whipping cream cold
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar filtered
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Vanilla Cake:

  • Preheat stove to 350F. Oil and flour three 8″ cake adjusts and line with material.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt until very much consolidated. Put away.
  • Utilizing a stand blender fitted with an oar connection, cream spread and sugar on prescription high until pale and soft (approx 3mins).
  • Decrease speed and add eggs each in turn completely consolidating after every option. Add vanilla.
  • Substitute adding flour blend with buttermilk, starting and finishing with flour (3 options of flour and 2 of milk). Completely joining after every expansion.
  • Spread player equally between the pre-arranged dish and smooth the tops.
  • Heat for around 30 mins or until a toothpick embedded into the middle tells the truth.
  • Put cakes on wire rack to cool for 10mins then turn out onto wire rack to cool totally.


  • Place the strawberries, cut into quarters, and the sugar in a medium-sized bowl. Mix to join. Place in ice chest and let sit for 15mins (up to expedite).
  • Channel strawberries prior to utilizing in cake. Hold syrup to sprinkle on cake layers during get together whenever wanted.

Mascarpone Whipped Cream:

  • Place blender bowl and race into the ice chest or cooler to chill.
  • Empty virus cream into the bowl and whip on high until firm pinnacles structure. Put away.
  • In a different bowl, beat mascarpone until smooth. Add sugar and beat until combined*
  • Consolidate whipped cream and mascarpone blend until smooth and stiff.*


  • Partition mascarpone cream into 3 equivalent segments.
  • Put one layer of cake on a cake stand or serving plate. Sprinkle with saved strawberry syrup whenever wanted.
  • Generally spread 1/3 of the mascarpone cream over the highest point of the layer. I utilized the rear of an enormous spoon to do this.
  • Put 1 12 cups of strawberries cut into quarters. Rehash with outstanding layers leaving the top layer just with the mascarpone cream.**
  • Refrigerate until serving. Serve same day.


* Be mindful so as not to over beat as the mascarpone will turn sour.

** I found it simplest to do every individual layer independently, chill them for 15mins, then, at that point, stack. This measure of strawberries is to the point of covering every one of the 3 layers. On the off chance that you like to leave the top layer as I did, you'll require 3 cups of quartered berries complete.

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  • zaza
    zaza 29 March 2022 at 05:11

    Miam ♥


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