Sensational Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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Sensational Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
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Sensational Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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I love to pick strawberries in the morning, then make this shortcake in the afternoon. This pretty dessert really hits the spot on a hot summer day.
MAKES:
8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:
8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 quart strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 to 3 cups sweetened whipped cream
  • Fresh mint, optional

Directions

In a bowl, gently stir strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar; chill. Meanwhile, in another bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; cut in butter until crumbly. Combine milk and egg yolks; mix well. Add to crumb mixture, stirring just until moistened. Divide and pat into two greased 9-in. round cake pans. In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; spread over dough. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 300° for 40-45 minutes or until golden. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. (Layer will be thin.) Cool completely. Place one cake layer on a large serving plate; spread with half of the whipped cream. Spoon half of the strawberries over cream. Repeat layers. Garnish with mint if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: This dessert is best when served the same day as prepared.
Originally published as Sensational Strawberry Shortcake in Country June/July 1995, p51

  • 1 quart strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 to 3 cups sweetened whipped cream
  • Fresh mint, optional
  1. In a bowl, gently stir strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar; chill. Meanwhile, in another bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; cut in butter until crumbly. Combine milk and egg yolks; mix well. Add to crumb mixture, stirring just until moistened. Divide and pat into two greased 9-in. round cake pans. In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; spread over dough. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 300° for 40-45 minutes or until golden. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. (Layer will be thin.) Cool completely. Place one cake layer on a large serving plate; spread with half of the whipped cream. Spoon half of the strawberries over cream. Repeat layers. Garnish with mint if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: This dessert is best when served the same day as prepared.
Originally published as Sensational Strawberry Shortcake in Country June/July 1995, p51

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rebecca9999 User ID: 3286802 225851
Reviewed May. 4, 2015

"This was exactly what I was looking for my boyfriend's birthday cake. It was excellent!"

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Stanljp User ID: 7305579 201217
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"After reading this recipe, I really thought it might be a lot of trouble to create, however it did take some time, the end result was well worth it. I have never had the original style strawberry shortcake, but this was my first real old style strawberry shortcake and I will never make another recipe different from this. Thank you for sharing."

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jlentz User ID: 6841489 30222
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

"I made this for our Father's Day BBQ. Everyone loved it. We will definitely be having this again."

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myfairone User ID: 6790644 12765
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"easy to make and got great compliments!"

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