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Sensational Strawberry Shortcake

Rated as 4.36 out of 5 Stars
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"This pretty strawberry dessert really hits the spot on a hot summer day."
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Ingredients

2 h 5 m servings 403
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 403 calories; 17 58.2 6.5 90 443 Full nutrition

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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...

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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 looke...

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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...

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

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 ga...

omg its soooooooo good! will make again

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 m...

this cake will be great! for dads birthday. from now on we will make this cake every jan1-18!

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 looke...

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...

This is a perfect dessert! I too cut the sugar in half for the strawberries and the egg white topping. This recipe is delicious and refreshing! I am making it a second time to bring to a dinner ...