Strawberry Shortcake – Save Room for Dessert

Hello and happy Monday, dessert friends! Have you managed to recover from last week’s overindulgence? 🙂
Well I have another one for you.  It may not be chocolate, but it’s a classic.  And it’s a classic for a reason.
Strawberry shortcake is really very easy!
I just love watching cakes bake.  I mean, it’s not like I sit there and stare…but it’s still interesting.
Anyway, I made a french vanilla cake from a mix.  Nothing special!
My lovely sister thinly sliced 3/4 lb of strawberries, while I whipped the cream.
1 quart heavy cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tbs vanilla extract
As easy as that! I whipped the cream until it was stiff, then layered: Bottom layer of cake, thin layer of whipped cream, layer of strawberries, more whipped cream, MORE strawberries, and the second cake layer.
Then I laughed at the amount of space between layers.  I “spackled” over the strawberries, as my husband describes it, and it actually covered everything nicely.  Finally I decorated with halved strawberries.
Here’s a look inside.  It was pretty messy, to put it mildly.  But it was sooooo good, too!
Super easy and super yummy – plus there’s fruit in it, so that makes it totally healthy.  Right?