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Slices of white cake topped with mashed strawberries and freshly whipped cream for strawberry shortcake.
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Strawberry Shortcake

This strawberry shortcake is the perfect dessert for showcasing summer's beautiful berries topped with a dollop of freshly whipped cream!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

Best Two Egg Cake

  • cup shortening
  • 1 ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups milk

Strawberries & Cream

  • 2 pints strawberries washed, hulled, and mashed
  • sugar to taste
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Cake Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the shortening and sugar till very light, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time, and then add vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients alternately with milk, mixing in about ½ the dry ingredients, then adding half the milk and mixing well to incorporate, then repeating with the remaining flour mixture and milk.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, making sure to check the cake with a toothpick for doneness. Be careful not to overbake the cake.

Strawberries & Cream Topping

  • In a large bowl, combine mashed strawberries with sugar, to taste. If your berries are really sweet, then not much more than a tablespoon or two of sugar may be necessary. Set aside to allow the sugar to draw out the juices of the berries.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the cream on medium speed until soft peaks begin to form, about 2-4 minutes. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and whip on medium speed another 2 minutes, until soft peaks return. Be sure not to overwhip the cream - it should just be soft and holding it's shape without being firm or thick.
  • Top each slice of cake with a generous spoonful or two of berries and a nice dollop of whipped cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 528IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2mg