Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits

Light and delicious strawberry shortcake parfaits – layers of fluffy cake, creamy pudding, and fresh strawberries served in hand-held portions. Perfect for parties and entertaining – or even just a fun night at home with the kids.

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Well hello there! I am currently hypnotized by these layered dessert deliciousness.

This is a spin on one of my childhood favorite desserts: strawberry shortcake. Not only did I love the cartoon, but I also loved the dessert. I guess you can say I am quite the girly girl. In this spin we have got layers of yellow cake, creamy pudding, and these sweetest juiciest strawberries in all the land.

I am so excited that strawberries are coming back into season because that means it is almost summer.

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For the cake we used a Pillsbury cake mix because a) it is easier, b) it’s less mess. We made the cake in a 9×13-inch pan and cut it into cubes for the parfaits.

Then for the pudding layer we actually used our fruit dip recipe that is doubling as a pudding here because it is just so dang yummy and the creaminess it adds is the perfect combination with the soft fluffy cake.

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These are so easy and so much fun to make with kids. When we make them we set everything out in bowls and let them go for it. It is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen.

This is also the perfect dessert for entertaining… because just because kids need easy, doesn’t mean we adults don’t like easy!! They look super fancy, and all of your guests will be so impressed!

Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits

Light and delicious strawberry shortcake parfaits – layers of fluffy cake, creamy pudding, and fresh strawberries served in hand-held portions. Perfect for parties and entertaining – or even just a fun night at home with the kids.

Ingredients:

For the fruit dip:

  • 1 (32 ounce) container Low-Fat Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Lite Cool Whip
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) box dry instant vanilla pudding mix

For the cake:

  • 1 box yellow or white cake mix (such as Pillsbury) + all ingredients needed to make cake
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced

Directions:

To make the fruit dip, In a large bowl, mix together vanilla yogurt, Cool Whip, and pudding mix until completely combined and you see no more lumps. The mixture will be a little bit gritty at first because the pudding hasn’t had a chance to dissolve into the yogurt mixture yet.
Cover with plastic wrap and allow to chill for about 30 minutes.

Make cake according to package directions. I like to make my cake in a 9×13-inch pan, but it does not really matter. After cake is finished baking, remove from oven and let cool. Cut cake into cubes and set aside.

Slice strawberries and set aside.

To assemble, alternate layering cake, pudding, and strawberries in small glasses. If you want to serve this a large dish with a spoon,  do the same layers but in a 9×13-inch pan or large trifle dish.

Serve and enjoy!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.