Saturday, April 20, 2013


My friend Janice posted this recipe with a picture on Facebook. I was intrigued and wrote the recipe down. The original recipe came from Southern Mama. I reduced the  amount of Jell-O from her recipe. She used two packages and one was plenty! I wanted to use sugar-free Jell-O but since most of the package is sugar, I was afraid I wouldn't have enough to sprinkle over the strawberries. So I decided to "bite the bullet" and use the real thing. Maybe one large package of the sugar-free Jell-O would be enough to cover the berries. Will have to try that.

Anyway, it tastes just like strawberry shortcake. I made it yesterday for a gathering of friends who came over last night. I received many compliments.


2     cups crushed strawberries
1     (3 - oz) package strawberry Jell-O
3     cups miniature marshmallows
1     Pillsbury  Sugar Free Yellow Cake mix or a regular yellow cake mix, prepared as directed on pkg.
Whipped topping.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. You will be using a 9 x 13 - inch baking pan.

Crush the strawberries to measure 2 cups full.

Spread the crushed berries on the bottom of a 9 x 13 - inch baking pan.

Evenly sprinkle the strawberries with the dry gelatin powder.

Top with the marshmallows. (They will cover in a single layer.)

Prepare the cake mix with 1 cup of water, 1/3 cup of oil, and 3 eggs. Beat for 2 minutes scraping the sides of the mixing bowl as needed.

Pour the cake batter evenly over the marshmallows.

Bake for 40 minutes or til a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake.

Cool in pan for 15 minutes.

Run a knife around the pan to loosen the sides and turn the cake out onto a serving tray. (The strawberries stuck to the pan in a couple of places for me, but they came up easily with a spatula and spread nicely on the cake.)

Store cake in the refrigerator.

When ready to serve, cut into serving pieces and top with whipped topping.


  1. Could you serve this warm

    1. I don't see why not. I think they probably said to store in refrigerator or serve cold because you normally think of strawberry shortcake as a cold dessert.