Strawberry Shortcake

It's strawberry season and I am taking advantage of it while it lasts.  I am going to make as many strawberry recipes as I can before they are out of season.  This one is excellent.

  • 1 quart strawberries sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs separated
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Sprinkle sliced strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar and 2 T. lemon juice and stir. Cover and chill.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/4 cup sugar.
Cut butter into flour mixture using a pastry knife until the mixture is crumbly.

Combine milk and egg yolks-beat well. Add to flour mixture and mix with a fork until a soft dough forms.

Divide dough into 2 halves. Press each half into a greased 8 inch cake pan. The dough is sticky-you can wet your fingers to make it a little easier to pat down.
Beat reserved egg whites until stiff and spread egg whites and gently spread over each dough layer. Sprinkle egg whites with 1/4 cup vanilla sugar.

Bake at 450 for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Allow cakes to cool on a wire rack.
While the cake is baking, make some homemade whipped cream. Slice the cake, top with strawberries and add a large dollop of whipped cream.

This recipe is a bit different because of adding the beaten egg whites and sugar to the top of the cakes.  It bakes up like a meringue.

My husband loved this so much that he took a bite before I got a pic of it.


Don't torment me like this first thing in the morning!
Christer. said…
It looks delicious!

Far from strawberry season here though but the wild ones are in bloom now.

Have a great day!

Bee Haven Bev said…
Oh goodness that looks delish!! If your hubby ever tires of taste testing, just call me. I can be there in 4 hours!!
Guillaume said…
Looks delicious. My parents used to make strawberry shortcakes in June,I remember them fondly. We recently made a strawberry cake for wolfie, he adored it.
My salivary glands ache looking at that.
Rain said…
Oooh another one I'm going to try!!! thank you!!! :)
Kay said…
OK, that did it! I have to go have some food. I wish I had some strawberry shortcake over here.
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