Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake is an amazing dessert topped with cream cheese frosting and crumb topping. The layers alternate with strawberry cake and cheesecake for a show stopping dessert.

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This cake recipe combines two of the absolute best desserts for the best flavor. If you love strawberry cake and cheesecake, this dessert is for you. It is simply fabulous.

If you love Easy Strawberry Desserts, also try Strawberry Shortcake Roll Strawberry Delight Recipe and Strawberry Shortcake Cookies.

Why we love this recipe

Not only does it look stunning with the layers, but it tastes so rich and creamy. The cream cheese frosting and sweet crumb topping make it even better. The entire recipe is so easy to make.

Ingredients

Ingredients for recipe: cake mix, golden oreo cookies, butter, cream cheese, eggs, powdered sugar, oil, vanilla.

Strawberry cake layer

  • Strawberry Cake Mix. Plus, the ingredients needed to prepare the cake.

Cheesecake Layer

Frosting

  • Powdered Sugar. Sift the powdered sugar before combining it with the frosting ingredients.
  • Golden Oreos. If you can find a store brand or something similar, it does not have to be Oreo cookies.

The complete ingredient list is in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

How to make strawberry shortcake cheesecake

  • Step 1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 2 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray. 
Batter in mixing bowl.

Step 2. Prepare the strawberry cake mix batter in a large bowl. Whisk together according to the instructions on the back of the box. You can add food coloring, strawberry Jello, or strawberry puree for a deeper color.

Cakes cooling in pans.

Step 3. Evenly divide the batter between the two pans. Bake for 24 to 28 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool on a cooling rack.

Cream cheese mixture in mixing bowl ready to combine.

Step 4. Beat the cream cheese with a handheld mixer or stand mixer until smooth using high speed. Add the heavy whipping cream and the vanilla extract.   

Eggs added to mixture one at a time.

Step 5. Lower the mixer speed and slowly add in the eggs one at a time.

Sugar and cornstarch added to mixing bowl.

Step 6. Continue to mix on low and add the sugar and cornstarch.  Once added, increase the speed of the mixer.

Batter poured into springform pan.

Step 7. Pour the batter into the pan. Let this bake at 325 degrees F for 40 minutes.  Then turn the oven off. Do not open the door and allow the cheesecake to sit in the oven for another 20 minutes. Let the cheesecake cool on a wire rack. Then place the cheesecake in the freezer for 1 hour.  

Cookies in food processor.

Step 8. Crush the cookies using a food processor. Pulse until the Oreos are coarse crumbs.  

Cooking crumbs in bowl with whipped topping and gelatin.

Step 9. Get out 2 bowls for the topping. Divide the cookie crumble topping into the 2 separate mixing bowl. Now, mix 1 bowl of Oreo crumbs with the whipped topping and gelatin mix. 

Cakes with mixture spread on cakes.

Step 10. Get out a cake stand or platter. Place 1 of the strawberry cakes on it.  Top with cream cheese frosting using an offset spatula.

Frosting spread on cake.

Step 11. Remove the cheesecake from pan. Very carefully take the ring off of the springform pan and flip the cheesecake on the layer you just frosted. Then, top the cheesecake layer with icing.

Cookie crumbs pressed into cake.

Step 12. Next, add the last strawberry cake on top. Then evenly spread the remaining frosting on the top and sides of the cake.  Cover the cake in the crumb topping.

Cake being sliced and served.

Step 13. Finally, cut and serve.

Serving Suggestions

You can add chopped fresh strawberries and a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream to each serving plate if you prefer. Another idea is a couple of tablespoons of Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe. It will be delicious with Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake recipe.

Storage

Cover with plastic wrap to ensure the cake stays fresh. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.

Also, see How Long Does Cake Last in the Fridge.

How to crush the cookies?

It is easiest to use a food processor. You can quickly and easily turn the cookies into crumbs.

If you do not have one, place the cookies inside a Ziploc bag. Use the end of a wooden spoon to crush the cookies.

Expert Tips

  • Topping. Add the crumb topping immediately to the cake so that it sticks.
  • Crumble the cookies. The cookies should be crumbled into large pieces.
  • Don’t overmix. Be careful that you do not overmix the cheesecake layer or it will crack during baking.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl. This simple step ensures that all of the ingredients are mixed together really well. You can use a rubber spatula.
  • Stand mixer. This is our preferred electric mixer to use. It makes the entire recipe so easy.
Strawberry shortcake cheesecake slice on a plate.

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Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

4.77 from 13 votes
Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake is topped with cream cheese icing and crumb topping. Each bite has layers of strawberry cake and cheesecake.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Freeze 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 1174

Ingredients

For the Strawberry Cake Layer:

  • 1 box Strawberry Cake Mix 16.5 oz
  • *Plus ingredients needed to prepare the cake based on the box instructions.

For the Cheesecake Layer:

For the Frosting:

  • 2 8-oz packages of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 6 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

For the Crumb Topping:

  • 36 Golden Oreos
  • 3 oz Box of Strawberry Gelatin Mix
  • 1/4 cup whipped topping thawed
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Instructions

For the Strawberry Cake Layer:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray 2 9-inch round cake pans with a non stick cooking spray. Then prepare the strawberry cake mix batter based on the instructions on the back of the box.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the 2 9-inch cake pans.
  • Bake for 24-28 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cakes come out clean. Allow the cakes to cool on a cooling rack while you prepare the cheesecake layer.

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F and line the bottom of a 9-inch spring foam pan with parchment paper and spray the sides of the pan with a non stick cooking spray.
  • Using a hand held mixer or stand up mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.  Then add in the heavy whipping cream and the vanilla extract. Reduce the speed on the mixer to low and then slowly add in the eggs one at a time until they are all combined.
  • Keep the mixer on low and then slowly add in the sugar and cornstarch.
  • Increase the speed on the mixer and mix for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
  • Pour the cheesecake batter into the springform pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for 40 minutes.
  • Then turn the oven off, do not open the door and let the cheesecake sit in the oven for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Allow the cheesecake to cool on a wire rack and then place the cheesecake in the freezer for 1 hour.

For the Frosting:

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese for the frosting until smooth.
  • Then add in the butter and continue to mix until creamy.
  • Gradually add in the powdered sugar (1 cup at a time), mixing between each addition until smooth.
  • Then stir in the vanilla extract.

For the Crumb Topping:

  • Add the Oreos to a food processor.
  • Gently pulse until the Oreos are coarse crumbs.
  • Put the Oreo Crumbs into 2 separate bowls.
  • Mix 1 bowl of Oreo crumbs with the whipped topping and gelatin mix.
  • Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated (using a fork works best).
  • Then pour this mixture into the other bowl of Oreo crumbs and gently stir them together.

Assemble the Cake:

  • Cut the round portion of the cakes off the top of the cakes with a serrated knife to make the cakes level.
  • Put 1 of the strawberry cakes on a serving platter or cake stand.  Then top it with the cream cheese frosting.
  • Carefully remove the ring from the springform pan and flip the cheesecake inside down onto the frosted layer of the strawberry cake.  Then remove the bottom of the spring foam pan and the parchment paper.
  • Top the cheesecake layer with cream cheese icing as well. Place the last strawberry cake on top and evenly spread the remaining frosting on the top and the sides of the cake.  Then use your hands to press the crumble around the sides and on the top of the cake.

Recipe Notes

Note: you will want to add the crumble immediately so that it will stick to the cream cheese icing.  Store the cake in the refrigerator until ready to serve! 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 1174kcal, Carbohydrates 134g, Protein 15g, Fat 67g, Saturated Fat 30g, Polyunsaturated Fat 9g, Monounsaturated Fat 22g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 322mg, Sodium 745mg, Potassium 341mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 106g, Vitamin A 1841IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 177mg, Iron 4mg

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