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No-Bake Strawberry Lasagna

No-Bake Strawberry Lasagna makes a fabulous spring and summer dessert and can feed a large crowd. Layers of pound cake, a creamy cream cheese mixture, and fresh strawberries make this no-bake Strawberry Lasagna a crowd pleaser.

Slice of No-Bake Strawberry Lasagna on a plate.

Components of Strawberry Lasagna

It is made from prepared pound cake from the store (I buy frozen pound cake and defrost it), a creamy cream cheese and pudding mixture, and fresh strawberries sweetened and flavored with a  sugar and kirsch. A little fudge sauce can be drizzled on top if you want a little chocolate.

Strawberry Lasagna (no bake) made from store bought pound cake, vanilla pudding mix, and fresh strawberries.

Easy Make-Ahead Dessert

Strawberry Lasagna is a little like strawberry shortcake made in a 9X13-inch pan and it is the perfect make ahead dessert for spring and summer picnics and potlucks.

We are right in the middle of strawberry season in South Carolina and juicy, ripe strawberries are plentiful. We have a few strawberry farms in our area so it would seem like a crime to not try and eat them every day while they are at their prime. This Strawberry Lasagna is the perfect way to showcase them.

Strawberry Lasagna (no bake) made from store bought pound cake, vanilla pudding mix, and fresh strawberries.

Thin layers of pound cake are topped with a thick and creamy cream cheese mix. Two layers of strawberry “sauce” give this dessert plenty of fresh strawberry flavor. A little kirsch, a clear fruit brandy with the flavor of cherries, is added to the strawberries for extra flavor.  If you don’t wish to buy a bottle of kirsch, I think you could leave it out or try adding a little juice from a jar of maraschino cherries. Whipped topping and fudge sauce make a delightful finish to this beautiful dessert.

Slice of Strawberry Lasagna on a plate.

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Strawberry Lasagna (no bake) made from store bought pound cake, vanilla pudding mix and fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Lasagna

Layers of pound cake, a creamy cream cheese mixture, and fresh strawberries make this no-bake Strawberry Lasagna a delicious summer dessert.
PREP: 30 mins
TOTAL: 30 mins
SERVINGS: 18

Ingredients

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 (5.1-ounce) large packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 5 cups mashed fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup kirsch
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 pound loaf-size cakes
  • 1 (16-ounce) container whipped topping
  • Fudge sauce

Instructions

  • Using an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, pudding mix, half-and-half, and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. If mixture seems too thick, add a little more half-and-half.
  • In a large bowl, mash together the strawberries with the kirsch and granulated sugar. Set aside 1 cup of the mixture to use to drizzle on top.
  • Slice the pound cakes lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices and line the bottom of a 13X9-inch baking dish with 1/2 of the pound cake.
  • Spread 1/2 of cream cheese mixture on top. Pour strawberry mixture on top of cream cheese.
  • Layer remaining pound cake on top of strawberries. Spread remaining cream cheese mixture on top.
  • Top cream cheese mixture with whipped topping.
  • Puree the 1/2 cup of strawberry mixture that was set aside in a bender.
  • Drizzle strawberry sauce on top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • To serve, cut into squares and drizzle with fudge sauce.

Notes

If you don’t have any kirsch, you can leave it out or substitute a little juice from a jar of maraschino cherries.

Nutrition

Calories: 643kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spring, strawberry

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Originally posted May 19, 2015

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18 thoughts on “No-Bake Strawberry Lasagna”

  1. You say set aside 1 cup of strawberry mixture, but later say puree 1/2 cupof mixture. What do you do with remaining 1/2 cup that was set aside?

    1. I believe it was to be a half( 1/2) cup that was to be set aside, not a whole cup. You puree that and drizzle on top.
      At least, that’s what I did. I believe it was a mistype.

  2. Wowza! This dessert looks delicious! I am all about anything with strawberries right now … and topped with that fudge sauce? Awesome!

  3. This is absolutely stunning, Christin! I can’t get enough of strawberries lately too and this sounds perfect!

  4. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    Yes please!!! I love all that beautiful strawberry goodness layered throughout this pretty dessert!! 🙂

  5. I can totally see a great spring and summer dessert here! Wow! This strawberry lasagna is just mouthwatering! It’s very attractive and delightful. The drizzle on top is just perfect! What makes it best is that it’s no bake! Wonderful recipe!

  6. No bake desserts and strawberries are two of my favorite things this time of year! This looks incredible!

  7. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    No-Bake Desserts are the best part of summer, along with fresh strawberries! Definitely pinning this for an easy summer treat 🙂

  8. Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness

    Wow! This sounds amazing. Strawberry season is right around the corner here in Minnesota, I am going to pin the recipe when that time comes.

  9. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Wow this looks amazing, Christin! I wish I could reach through my screen and grab a piece. I love that this is a no bake dessert! Pinned!

  10. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen

    Wow what a GORGEOUS cake!! I love all the layers and your pictures too. My mouth is watering…. 😉

  11. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)

    OMG this is beyond amazing! Like seriously insane. And I adore how simple this is. I love old fashioned desserts with a past like this. They make me feel good.

  12. Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine

    Girl, are you trying to give me a heart attack? I’m in love with this! It looks/sounds similar to a Brazilian recipe called “Pavê”, but instead of the cake we use ladyfinger cookies, almost like tiramisu! Your post made me feel nostalgic! 🙂 And beautiful pictures, btw! I love your photography skills!

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