Ok, are you ready for your new favorite dessert?
I feel like I’m always eating this Strawberry Shortcake Trifle around this time of year. My mentor in high school, Nancy Clinkscales, would make a special dessert for each girl in her group for their birthday. Some girls would request chocolate cake, some would request cookies, but I always requested this.
Most people use angel food cake when they make strawberry shortcake…uh huh. Not Ms. Nancy. She uses yellow cake. It adds a new flavor to the classic dessert and soaks up the whipped cream and strawberry flavor. Delicious.
After I graduated, Mom started making it for me for my birthday. When Drew and I got married, Mrs. Louise surprised me and had it as one of our desserts at our rehearsal dinner. You know, along with the big blue Nike cake that Drew requested…but that’s a different story.
Long story short, this is one of my favorite desserts!
While I’m sure that Ms. Nancy made hers with homemade whipped cream, I make mine with Cool Whip. I’ve also added a layer of Cool Whip mixed with crushed strawberries for a pretty pink layer.
On a side note – I want to thank Ms. Nancy for being my mentor during those tough high school years! She made all of her girls feel so special and loved. Looking back, I can’t imagine the time that it took to prepare the lessons she taught us every Sunday afternoon. I am so thankful for all of the Godly wisdom that she gave to us – she’s the best!
Sarah Kathryn Marlowe
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