Red, White, And Blue Shortcake Recipe With Cream Cheese

This shortcake recipe is quick, easy, and delicious! The perfect dessert to celebrate the 4th of July.

This shortcake recipe is quick, easy, and delicious! The perfect dessert to celebrate the 4th of July. (Click through for more.)

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, I always try to share something on the blog that you could make at home for your gatherings, parties, cookouts… Whatever it may be! Last year I shared this festive fruit pizza, and there was even this cobbler way back in the day. 

This shortcake recipe is quick, easy, and delicious! The perfect dessert to celebrate the 4th of July. (Click through for more.)

Red, White, And Blue Shortcake Recipe With Cream Cheese
 
Ingredients
  • Box of yellow cake
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cold
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream or heavy cream
  • ½ packet of vanilla instant pudding
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
Instructions
  1. Start by preparing the cake as stated on the box
  2. For the icing, in a large bowl, whip cream with a mixer until it forms stiff peaks.
  3. In another bowl, use a hand mixer to soften the cream cheese, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add sugar, salt, instant pudding and vanilla to the cream cheese and whip until fully combined and creamy. Check a small bit between your fingers to insure sugar crystals have "melted" into the mixture so there is no grittiness.
  5. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture then use mixer until it's fully combined and fluffy.
  6. Chill the cake overnight, then split into 4 layers.
  7. Assemble by adding blueberries, strawberries, and frosting in between each layer and onto top.
  8. Chill for another 30 minutes before serving.
  9. Enjoy!
 

This shortcake recipe is quick, easy, and delicious! The perfect dessert to celebrate the 4th of July. (Click through for more.)This shortcake recipe is quick, easy, and delicious! The perfect dessert to celebrate the 4th of July. (Click through for more.)

In general shortcake is pretty easy to make, but this shortcake recipe is unusual because it’s using a cream cheese frosting instead of whipped cream. What was supposed to be just a fix for me since I don’t like whipped cream, turned into a huge hit with everyone! Cream cheese for the win! What will you be serving up this Independence Day? Any fun plans yet?

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5 Comments

  1. This looks absolutely amazing! I love shortcake!

    Published June 23, 2017Reply
    • Taylor said:

      Thanks Laura! It’s yummy 🙂

      Published June 23, 2017Reply
  2. Haley said:

    Wow, yum!! Adorable photos too!

    Published June 23, 2017Reply
    • Taylor said:

      Thank you so much Haley!

      Published June 23, 2017Reply
  3. marissa said:

    this looks amazingly festive AND delicious!
    cheers!

    Published June 28, 2017Reply