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Sensational Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
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Sensational Strawberry Shortcake

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"This pretty strawberry dessert really hits the spot on a hot summer day."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 5 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Gently stir strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl; chill.
  3. Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a bowl; cut in butter with a knife or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk milk and egg yolks in a bowl, then stir into flour mixture until just moistened. Divide in half and pat into prepared cake pans.
  4. Beat egg whites until foamy in a large bowl. Continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites should form a sharp peak that holds its shape. Spread over dough; sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack; cool completely.
  6. Place one cake layer on a large serving plate; spread with half the whipped cream, spoon half the strawberries over cream. Repeat layers; garnish with mint.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 13, 2013

so easy and delicious, the whipped egg whites add a special touch.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 17, 2014

I made this tonight and was disappointed in the taste and the dryness of the cake. If I ever try it again I will try it with self rising flour, the baking powder made it taste bitter. It looked beautiful though.

 

9 Ratings

Feb 16, 2015

This was the most delicious Strawberry Shortcake I have ever made. My 54 year old son requested strawberry for Valentine's dinner. I supprised him with this recipe. Being a home cook chef, he gave it high ratings. The cake was crispy yet tender. It lent itself to the juices of the strawberries. I made chocolate covered strawberries dipped in finely chopped pecans and decorated the top of the cake with them. Of course I had whipped on the top for a bed for them. The center was uncovered to show the strawberries. I will use this cake recipies for all my fruit shortcakes.

 
Jun 29, 2014

omg its soooooooo good! will make again

 
Jun 02, 2013

wanted to love it but the cake part was just too dry for me... hubby and kid also weren't fans and mostly ate around the cake. maybe i screwed sumthin up as I've only made it once but just wasn't a hit for us

 
May 17, 2013

This was so delicious!! I loved what the egg whites and sugar did for the cake! I made my own whipped cream and cut back on some of the sugar (only used 1/4 cup with the strawberries and 1/8 for the top of the dough) and it was delicious! I also substituted cinnamon for nutmeg, since I didn't have any. Will definitely make again!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 403 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.2 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 17 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 443 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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