Strawberry Shortcake Bars

Is your family like us in that we never need an excuse to make dessert? 😉 It might be a little worrisome, but it’s pretty upsetting to the kids if there isn’t a dessert after dinner. And I’m not talking about OUR kids. I’m talking about my parents’ kids… The ADULTS! It’s no secret that we have dessert after every wonderful Sunday meal… and weekday meals… and Friday night for funsies (we’re awesome like that!) Often, we have a birthday (or five), to celebrate that month, so we feel a little more justified in our sugar overloads (like we really need justification?)
Is your family like us in that we never need an excuse to make dessert? 😉 It might be a little worrisome, but it’s pretty upsetting to the kids if there isn’t a dessert after dinner. And I’m not talking about OUR kids. I’m talking about my parents’ kids… The ADULTS! It’s no secret that we have dessert after every wonderful Sunday meal… and weekday meals… and Friday night for funsies (we’re awesome like that!) Often, we have a birthday (or five), to celebrate that month, so we feel a little more justified in our sugar overloads (like we really need justification?)
INGREDIENTS
BUTTERVANILLA CAKE

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pint strawberries

FROSTING

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz cool whip frozen

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, beat together sugar and butter until creamy. Mix in eggs, baking powder and salt. Alternate between adding in the flour and milk, beating after each addition. Beat until all ingredients are combined. Stir in vanilla extract.

  2. Pour batter evenly into a greased and floured a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.