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

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9-inch round cake pans.

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  • Gently stir strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl; chill.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack; cool completely.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

403 calories; protein 6.5g 13% DV; carbohydrates 58.2g 19% DV; fat 17g 26% DV; cholesterol 89.6mg 30% DV; sodium 442.9mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2013
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2014
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. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2013
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2013
so easy and delicious the whipped egg whites add a special touch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2014
omg its soooooooo good! will make again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2018
I made some modifications as I went. I cut the sugar as many other reviews suggested. I added cinnamon along with the nutmeg. I also added vanilla extract to the cake (what cake doesn't have that?!). I then baked some strawberries IN the cake under the egg white fluff. The cake itself came out a touch dry, but with cool whip it is great. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/17/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/02/2013
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2020
I thought I would never make shortcake crust again until I discovered this recipe! Growing up on Bisquick shortcake,I was never crazy about because it always tasted dry and bland.As an adult I started making strawberry shortcake using angel food cake or making a butter pound cake.I am sure glad I decided to give this shortcake recipe a try! I used full whipping cream to replace the milk in the dough because that's all I had,and I used a pinch of pumpkin pie spice to replace the nutmeg, as I couldn't find nutmeg in my kitchen cabinets.I agree with another reviewer,and I think the shortcake tastes like shortbread and it literally melts in your mouth with each bite. Yum! I plan on utilizing this recipe for other goodies,like cinnamon sugar bites and scones. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2018
Really good flavour! I made my own whipped cream and it went perfectly with the strawberries. For those saying the cake itself was too dry; this recipe is for a traditional shortcake which is meant to be overall dry. If you want one resembling more like a regular cake this isn t the recipe for you. However the flavour of this cake was fantastic. Will make again. Read More
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