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Mom's Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
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Mom's Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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When I was growing up, Mom sometimes experimented with different dessert recipes, but this tried-and-true spongy shortcake was always great just the way it was. It melted in my mouth! -Karen Wingate, Coldwater, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 1-1/2 quarts fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Whipped cream
  • Mint leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 236 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs on medium speed for 3 minutes. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; beat into the egg mixture. Heat milk and butter just until butter begins to melt. Beat into batter with vanilla (batter will be thin).
  2. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Just before serving, cut cake into serving-size pieces; cut each slice in half horizontally. Combine strawberries and remaining sugar. Spoon strawberries between cake layers and over the top of each serving. Top with whipped cream; garnish with mint leaves if desired. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Mom's Strawberry Shortcake in Taste of Home August/September 1996, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 236 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

This is excellent. My husband loves it.

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Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

reminds me of my grandmother's lost recipe. exactly what i was looking for.

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Reviewed May. 28, 2012 Edited Mar. 18, 2014

I doubled the recipe for a family party, it worked great in a 9x13 pan baked for 32 minutes. Delicious!

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

Delicious! I love that this only makes a small pan...great for my husband and I.

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

This is probably one of the best shortcakes I have. I did have problems getting it out of the pan even though I thoroughly greased it. It just wouldn't drop out. I had to carefully dig it out. Next time I'll try greasing and flouring. It's not a super sweet cake so if you're looking for something light, it's great. If you want something sweeter, you might try adding a little more sugar or perhaps letting your sugared strawberry juice soak through the cake.

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