Thursday, April 30, 2015

Strawberry Layered Dessert

This dessert is delicious..... with a wonderful strawberry taste complemented by the creamy layers and chocolate.  Mmm, good... it was a hit at our house.  :)


It starts with a shortbread crust... this is in a large 11" x 17" pan, but it could also be made in a 9" x 13" pan.

Then the creamy layer is spread over the cooled crust.

Looks like a frosted cake, but it isn't done yet.....

Next step is to combine fresh strawberries with vanilla pudding mix .... then add milk and mix some more. 

Spread the strawberry mixture over the creamy layer.

Next, is some frozen whipped topping mixed with vanilla yogurt, then spread it all over also.

Top with miniature chocolate chips and sliced strawberries... then chill. 

 This dessert came about because we had company coming, but were out of ingredients for our regular company-type desserts. We had lots of fresh strawberries and this combination came to be... and it worked... it worked very well!  :)


                     Luscious Strawberry Layered Dessert
                                                                  by Gentle Joy Homemaker

Shortbread layer:
              1 cup butter, softened
              1/2 cup sugar
              2 1/2 cups flour
              1 tsp. vanilla............. Mix, pat into greased 11" x 17" pan (9" x 13" will work also)
                                                 Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Cool.
Creamy layer:
               2 packages cream cheese, softened
               1 cup sour cream
               1 cup powdered sugar................ Whip together... spread over shortbread layer
Strawberry layer:
               2-3 cups fresh sliced strawberries
               2-small packages of Vanilla instant pudding mix..... mix together
               1 1/2 cups milk................... add to strawberry/pudding mixture and stir, will thicken slightly
                                                            spread over first creamy layer
Top Creamy layer:
               4 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
               1 cup vanilla yogurt............................... mix together, spread over strawberry layer
               3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips
               1/2 cup sliced strawberries
                               Chill and enjoy!

              Yes, there are several layers and this recipe may look complicated, but it isn't.... and the taste sure makes it worth making. :)  I hope you enjoy it.


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  1. Thank you so much for making this! It was awesome! =D Love you <3

    1. It did turn out to be a winner, didn't it? Yum. I'm sure we will be making this again. :)

  2. Funny how necessity is the mother of invention. Now that is my type of dessert it looks delicious.
    Fridays Blog Booster Party

    1. We have all been surprised at how strong and delicious the strawberry flavor is... I think it is from mixing the dry pudding mix w/ the strawberries before adding the milk and mixing more. You are right... so many times that is how the great ideas occur... need. :) Thank you for visiting.

  3. This looks amazing! I'll be pinning it for sure. A great summer recipe to add to my list! :) Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Talk! I'm doing a giveaway this week and would love for you to join me. :)
    Sarah (co-host for Tuesday Talk)

    1. It was a great dessert... one we are already talking of repeating and at least one child in the family has already said THIS is the cake they want for their birthday dinner. :) It is a winner, to be sure. Thank you for visiting.... and I sure appreciate Tuesday Talk. :)

  4. Your dessert looks so scrumptious ~ a wonderful treat to a party or a special event! Thank you for the recipe,

    1. It really was wonderful!!! I hope you get a chance to try it... we sure enjoyed it. :) Thank you for visiting.

  5. Oh my, this looks decadent and delicious, what a great creation with ingredients you had on hand.
    Thanks for sharing on the Oh My Heartsie WW linky this week.

    I hope you enjoy your week!
    Oh My Heartsie Girl

    1. It really turned out wonderfully well... and just today my kids were talking about it again and looking forward to having it again next weekend. :) Thank you for visiting. :)

  6. Thank you for joining our Oh my Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! This looks amazing! Evija @fromevijawithlove Co hosting OMHG Wordless Wednesday

    1. It was delicious! Thank you for visiting... and for the blog party. :)

  7. Oh my, I think I need to run to the grocery store right now and get the needed ingredients for this divine dessert! :) A while ago I ade a similar dessert with only chocolate and it was quite tasty. I bet the strawberries make this extra wonderful.

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

    1. It is worth it...... actually, I make a similar dessert with chocolate... and we LOVE it, but this was a variation of it and we were all surprised how wonderful it was. The strawberries were great. :)

  8. Looks perfect for the abundance of strawberries I hope to pick this June! Pinned

    1. It is wonderful and I hope you get a chance to try it... it was so good. :) We are looking forward to strawberry season also.

  9. What a wonderful desert, it looks delicious. Thank you for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

    1. It really is great. We will be having it again this week for my daughter's birthday... she liked it that much. :) Thank you for visiting.

  10. I can see why this was a big hit! I have strawberries that need to be used quickly and this would be great.

    1. The family loved this... and I really need to make it again... time to get groceries though and I don't have the ingredients... I plan to make it again soon. :)

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    1. It was delightful, that's for sure.... and with strawberries more plentiful right now, I need to make it again. :)

  12. What a great summer treat! Thanks for sharing on Homestead Blog Hop!

    1. It is one of those desserts that taste so good... and the fresh strawberry taste really stands out. :)