Strawberry Shortcake with Almond Glaze

by Melanie on May 3, 2011

Before I get to the amazing cake…I want to announce the winner of the Gathering of Friends Cookbook set!  I am so sorry that I couldn’t post it yesterday as promised.  My area was hit  by the tornados (I posted a couple of shots here that were just a mile or two from us).  My family and home are fine but the phone lines and internet  have been out for almost a week.  As of late last night we had interenet back up, yeah:)  With our recent move to this new .com site some of the entries (comments) from the original post did not all transfer, but I want you to know that they were not lost!  I used to come up with the winning number and then I painstakingly counted from the start of the comments on our old blogger site to locate the winner.  And the lucky winner is…

CAROL ANN who said:

I would love these books so much!  They are beautful and I know I would use them all the time in preparing gatherings for my family and friends.  Thank you for this opportunity sisters!  I love love love your site and use it all the time!! Thank you!

Congratulations Carol!  Email me at with your address and I will get these right out to you!  For those of you who did not win, there is still a great special going on at the Gathering Of Friends website of Buy 3 get 1 Free.  The perfect offer for a Mothers Day gifts, Birthday gift or even wedding gift.  Or pair up with a friend or sister and you can each get two and save a little money while you are at it!  These cookbooks really are worth every penny!  I love them and would recommend them for anyone:)

And now for another recommendation…this cake is pretty and incredibly delicious, I promise:)

I made this cake for our Easter dinner dessert and it turned out divine!   I thought it turned out beautiful and hoped it tasted as good as it looked:) Luckily, I am happy to report it tasted divine! The almond flavor in the cake and glaze was incredible paired with the whipped cream and strawberries!  Yum! All our dinner guests loved it and ate every last morsel on their plate!  I think this may be the only strawberry shortcake I ever make. It was gorgeous, easy to make and tasted FANTASTIC!  Ever since I made it I have been excited to share it with all of you!  I think this would make the perfect dessert for a special occasion, like Mothers Day :), or any occasion you want to celebrate someone special!

Strawberry Shortcake with Almond Glaze

Submitted by Melanie, source Bateman Buzz

1 yellow cake mix

1 cup sour cream

4 eggs

1 small vanilla pudding mix

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup water

2 tsp almond extract

Mix all the above ingredients together for a few minutes until well combined.  Pour the batter into 2 round cake pans.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes.  Let cool for a few minutes and then gently remove from pans and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Almond Glaze

2 cups powdered sugar

3 Tb butter, melted

2 tsp almond extract

1-2 Tb milk, if needed

Mix the glaze ingredients together while the cake cools.  Once semi cooled, prick the cake with a large fork or the back of a wooden spoon.  Spoon the glaze over the two round cakes letting it sink in.  Save about 1/3 or so of the glaze and set aside.

1 pint whipping cream

powdered sugar to sweeten

1-2 pounds of fresh strawberries, sliced

Whip cream with 2 Tb powdered sugar, using a mixer.  Wash dry and slice the starwberries and set aside.


Place one of the glazed cake rounds on a cake stand or large plate.  Top with freshly whipped cream and a layer of strawberry slices.  Follow with the second cake, more whipped cream and arrange more fresh sliced strawberries on top in a pretty pattern.  Next drizzle the more of the almond glaze over the top and down the sides.  Store in fridge until ready to serve.  Enjoy!

Recipe Source: Bateman Buzz –Thank you Sara for a truly remarkable cake!!

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Brittany May 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Wow this looks incredible, Mel!! I love it and can’t wait to try it. I like that it has “normal” ingredients too – things I have on hand. Maybe I’ll make this for myself on Sunday, haha!


2 faith May 3, 2011 at 5:29 pm

OMgoodness I drooled a litle when I saw that picture!!! I can’t wait for strawberry season to start here in the PNW!!! I am bookmarking this recipe to try when it does!


3 Celeste May 3, 2011 at 5:46 pm

YUM!!! That does look divine. I’m going to have to try that out!


4 Lark May 3, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Wonderfully Amazing Goodness!


5 Kylie May 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I think if I tried this it would be my new favorite way to eat strawberry shortcake, as well! Holy smokes! :)


6 Julie May 3, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Wow! I think my MIL may be getting this for mother’s day.


7 Ashley Ray May 4, 2011 at 9:47 am

Does this use cook and serve pudding or instant. Looks delish!


8 Mary Lynn M. May 4, 2011 at 10:18 am

I know Mom will love this for Mother’s Day. Thanks


9 Jen May 4, 2011 at 10:26 am

I’m SO glad you turned your RSS feed so you can read the whole post in google reader…thank you!!


10 Melanie May 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Yes I used a instant pudding!


11 Melissa May 4, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Made this tonight for a family dinner and it was a HUGE hit! I will be making it by request for Mothers day on Sunday.


12 Marisa May 4, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Wow! This looks awesome! I’m so glad you guys were okay in the tornadoes. We used to live in the midwest and so I understand how crazy the weather gets!!!! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love almond flavoring and strawberries–so what could be better???


13 delight May 7, 2011 at 7:25 am

This looks absolutely beautiful and sounds like it is so tasty! I’m going to try it because I just bought a large basket of strawberries yesterday! Just found your blog this morning and am happily a new follower! I invite you to visit my blog.
linda @


14 Pamela May 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm

My son was asking about a dessert to make for tomorrow. I think I just found one, it looks so delish.


15 Christy Denney May 8, 2011 at 8:45 am

My husband is making this for Mother’s Day and after 30 minutes the cakes were done almost burnt. Was the cooking time really 45-50 minutes or maybe because we are at sea level in Florida? It’s still not finished but smells good.


16 Julie May 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I made this cake for Mother’s Day (along with the honey lime enchiladas) and it was a HUGE hit. Not ony did it look beautiful, it tasted better than it looked. Rave reviews from everyone! I dipped 3 stwawberries in chocolate for decoration on the top, one for each of the mothers there.


17 Sara B May 11, 2011 at 1:42 am

Hey there!

A couple of friends saw my cake on your site and let me know you had posted about it. So glad you enjoyed it!

Sara B


18 Syd March 12, 2012 at 10:00 am

I was wondering if I could make this cake the day before I plan to serve it or if it is best to make it the day it is served. Will it get soggy if made the day before or do the flavors blend and make it better? Thanks-I love your recipes.


19 Emilee April 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Instead of a box cake ~ I often use the following recipe in place (which I love) of a box cake. Do you know if I can use this recipe in place of the box cake?


20 Melanie April 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Hi Emilee,
I have never done that but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work. I recently just tried a homemade chocolate cake recipe here:
and it was sooo good that I have been won over to making cakes from scratch from now on! I will be very interested to see how it goes for you:) Please let me know! xo


21 Mindy July 25, 2012 at 9:07 am

I have made this twice now and love it! I cut the almond in half, and I like that better. Also, my cakes baked in 30 minutes both times. Griff says this is one of his favorite cakes I have made. :) Thanks for posting Mel!


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