Tropical Bliss Strawberry Shortcake

Tropical Bliss Strawberry Shortcake | A tropical twist on a classic shortcake! Get the recipe on MyCookingSpot.com!

Call me a snob if you must, but I just can’t settle for normal desserts anymore.

If you frequent my blog at all (it’s right here in case you haven’t been,) then you can tell by looking at the recipes I share. It’s not that I don’t appreciate them…don’t get me wrong, I totally do!


I just like to mix it up a little. Take this Tropical Bliss Strawberry Shortcake, for example. It’s shortcake elevated, and is totally worth the minimal amount of effort required to throw them together.

Tropical Bliss Strawberry Shortcake | A tropical twist on a classic shortcake! Get the recipe on MyCookingSpot.com!

Ambrosia salad. Ever heard of it? You know, that pineappley, cream cheesey, maraschino cherry-studded stuff grandma serves at Thanksgiving dinner, right next to the turkey?

This is a liiiiiitle bit like that, but absolutely light and fruity and springy and so freaking GOOD.

That’s right! SPRING! It’s insane that it’s literally right around the corner, but the time has come to tuck away those heavy coats and slow cookers and break out the flip flops and grills!

Tropical Bliss Strawberry Shortcake | A tropical twist on a classic shortcake! Get the recipe on MyCookingSpot.com!

And while you’re preheating that grill, these easy little shortcakes can be whipped up and devoured as a pre-dinner snack.

You deserve it…(and hopefully dinner takes a while to cook!)

Tropical Bliss Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients

  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 8oz. can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped (separated)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup whipped topping (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 8 shortcake dessert shells

Instructions

  1. Combine pudding mix, crushed pineapple, 1 cup chopped strawberries, and coconut in a medium bowl. Mix well, then gently stir in whipped cream. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  2. Place remaining strawberries in a small bowl, then sprinkle with sugar. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, allowing berries to macerate at least 1 hour.
  3. Arrange 4 shortcake cups on 4 plates. Spoon 1 Tablespoon macerated strawberries with syrup in the hollowed spot in the shortcakes, then top with fruit cream. Layer on second shortcake shell, then repeat strawberry and fruit cream layering. Top with more macerated strawberries and a sprinkle of coconut. Garnish with a sliced strawberry on the side.
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What is your favorite springtime dessert?

Tropical Bliss Strawberry Shortcake | A tropical twist on a classic shortcake! Get the recipe on MyCookingSpot.com!

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Erica has baking in her blood. Raised by her homemaker Great-Grandmother, she was brought up in the kitchen, learning little hints and tricks that led her to her current bakery manager career. A native Floridian, she loves to enjoy everything her home state has to offer, especially when it comes to food. She often collaborates with her husband on recipes, and every once in a while, her dog, Vader, gets the scraps! Her blog, The Crumby Cupcake, is fairly new, but she is trying to carve out her little corner of the internet with her originality, creativity, humor, and beautiful food photography. Throughout her adventures, she hopes to inspire others to create delicious food and live happy lives by sharing her joy, both in the kitchen and out.

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