Recipe by Kaylene
"This is a wonderful shortcake recipe my grandmother used to make for strawberry shortcake. It is moist and sweet and can be eaten by itself too."
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2 1/2 teaspoons
This is our favorite base for strawberries (or any other fruit). I prefer to use butter and this has to be extremely well creamed with sugar. You can also cut back on sugar by 1/4 cup. Do not overmix when adding flour and milk. These are just a few tips on this little gem of a cake being successful. Can also be used for an upside down cake - the possibilities are endless. Enjoy and thanks for submitting something straightforward and simple.
Maybe my expectations were all wrong in terms of what a shortcake really is but i didn't care for the taste of this cake at all
The submitter describes her grandmother's cake quite accurately, and Hubs and I were both pleased she decided to share the recipe with us as we enjoyed it a great deal. It's tender, sweet and moist, perfect as shortcake, but I could easily see this as cupcakes too. Even a 9x9" cake tends to be too much for Hubs and me, so I baked these in a 6-heart shaped individual Wilton cakelet pan, which yielded 12, perfectly portioned little cakes. One or two per serving is quite sufficient and the rest I simply froze for quick future desserts. The recipe is perfect as is - those grandmas sure did know what they were doing!
Oh my gosh, this is so yummy! The only change was, I made it with butter instead of shorting. I served it with fresh strawberries and pineapple topped with homemade whipped cream with a bit of cream cheese in it. This is a dessert I will make again and again!
Fantastic recipe! I made it exactly as directed. I sprayed a 9x9 baking dish, sprayed it with non-stick spray, put down parchment paper, sprayed again, and it came out of the pan beautifully after cooling 10 min. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I also had to keep it in the oven longer. In total, almost 50 min in the oven for a toothpick "inserted into center comes out clean". It's late, and I'm really tired, BUT..I put my strawberry sauce and homemade whipped cream on top of a slice of it while it was still warm and my tummy is ooooooooh so happy! YUM! I would like to experiment with this recipe. Like adding perhaps 1/2 tsp of vanilla next time, maybe sub half the shortening with butter. Just for fun, NOT because it needs it. OH, also, DO NOT skimp on the sugar. Thank you! ps..I'd love to know why it's called Cottage Pudding cake lol
I admit I had reservations about this cake but wanted to try it because I wanted to make strawberry shortcake and wanted to try something other than my usual and this cake notes that it is for shortcake recipes. I still wasn't convinced when I made the batter, still wasn't convinced when the cake was baked but was overwhelmed when I put it all together because it made the best ever strawberry shortcake! Outstanding!! It's sorta like a cross between a sponge cake and pound cake, not one or the other but both somehow. It soaked up the liquid from the berries, had a perfect crumb, was moist, slightly sweet and just made the dessert. On it's own it doesn't seem to be anything special but when combined with sweet juicey fruit and whipped cream it's perfect. This would be good with peaches too. Thanks Kaylene for sharing your Grandmother's recipe! It's a keeper.
I have been making a recipe that is very similar, only thing different is that some of the measurements of the ingredients are slightly less. I have been making this cake for 25+ years. Would not make anything else for our shortcake, the recipe can be doubled with no problems, just use a 11 x 13 or similar size pan and I have always greased the pan with some spray Pam.
made this exactly as stated in recipe and it came out perfect. Great texture and taste.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cottage Pudding (Cake for Strawberry Shortcake)
Serving Size: 1/9 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 9
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 81
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