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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake is one of our very favorite summer time treats. I'm always on the lookout for the perfect white cake recipe and I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this recipe in my mom's cookbook. She got it from her childhood ward cookbook. It was the perfect dense moist consistency that you want for strawberry shortcake. My search may have just ended. I promise it won't last long at your house.

Strawberry Shortcake
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
2 cups flour
1 cup milk
4 egg whites- beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder

Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg yolk, flour and milk. Mix thoroughly. Add egg whites, vanilla, salt and baking powder. Mix for 2 minutes. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

Strawberries
Sugar
Whipped Cream

Cut strawberries into quarters and sprinkle with sugar. Mash strawberries until they become a "sauce" consistency. Slice cake in half. Top bottom half with whipped cream and strawberries. Replace top half and add whipped cream and strawberries as well. Serve immediately.

~Dayna~

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday Dayna...
    Strawberry anything is always soooo good while the strawberries are in season. Yum.

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