Sunday, November 25, 2012

Easy and Tasty Strawberry Shortcake

Do I even need to explain?  Strawberry Shortcake is divine.  With a few tweaks this recipe can be made low-fat.  I prefer to splurge every now and then and enjoy every minute!

I'm not ready for Meatless on Monday just yet so I thought I'd share a deliciously simple, blow that diet out in the street dessert.

Easy and Tasty Strawberry Shortcake
from food.com  Servings:6

Ingredients
1 1/2 lbs strawberries , stemmed and quartered
3 tablespoons sugar

For the cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream

For the whipped cream
1 1/2 cups heavy cream, chilled
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

Directions:
Mix strawberries with 3 tablespoons sugar and refrigerate while juices develop, at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Add heavy cream and mix until just combined. Place mixture in an ungreased 8-inch square pan and bake until golden, 18 to 20 minutes.

Place a metal bowl and beaters in the freezer during shortcake cooking time.

Remove shortcake from pan and place on a rack to cool slightly. Cut into 6 pieces and split each piece in half horizontally.

Mix all whipped cream ingredients in the metal bowl with metal beaters about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

Spoon some of the strawberries with their juice onto each shortcake bottom. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream and then the shortcake top. Spoon more strawberries over the top and serve.

Totally off the subject of cooking, I'm hosting a super fun, Heirloom Seed giveaway over at Back to the Basic!  Just in time for Christmas!

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25 comments:

  1. Hello Mary! I'm so glad you linked up to farmgirl friday! We love strawberry shortcake and this recipe looks and sounds wonderful!. I'm your newest follower! :)

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  2. Oh my, this looks really yummy! I'm going to have to try this. I found you from the Take it on Tuesday link party!

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  3. Oh my goodness, I love strawberry shortcake. I really don't get it enough. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  4. This recipe has all of my favorite things in it! Especially the cream! I found your recipe on Foodie Friends Friday - thanks for sharing. I will pin this for later use!

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  5. This looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

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  6. Oh my goodness, this looks amazingly delicious!
    I would love to have you share this and/or any other recipe of yours at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party with a special something! There is also a pretty nice Giveaway going on this week :) Here is the link:
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/11/wednesday-extravaganza-6-german-gluhwein-mug-giveaway.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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    1. Following you on GFC! Thanks for the invite!

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  7. looks amazingly yummy :) thanks for sharing with us at welcome to the weekend hop.....

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  8. Oh YUM! This looks divine. Strawberries are my favourite :-)

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  9. Your strawberry shortcake looks amazing! Thanks for sharing it. I am hosting a great giveaway on Dining With Debbie. (1) $50 gift certificate to my favorite jeweler robinsonlane.com and (2) a signed copy of Arkansas Pie: A Slice of the Natural State written by fellow blogger, Kat Robinson. I would love for you to come enter Merry Merry Munchies and the rafflecopter entry. I think you would enjoy either one of these prizes. http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2012/11/2012-merry-merry-munchies-3-baked.html

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  10. YUMMY! I love strawberry shortcake! This looks delicious! Thanks for linking up at Heavenly Treats Sunday Link Party!

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  11. What a great dessert! I love to pretend like it is a little healthy because all of the strawberries! Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.
    Steph
    swtboutique.blogspot.com

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  12. Strawberry shortcake is one of my all-time favorites! Yours looks so delicious!

    Thanks for sharing on Sweet Saturday (I was the co-host this week).

    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

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  13. That is the best looking strawberry shortcake ever!!!! I want to eat that right now!!!!! Thanks!

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  14. Hi Mary, I love strawberry shortcake and this looks like the best looking one... ever! If you don't mind, I'd love if you would stop by and share these and any other dessert creations on Sugar & Slice Sunday weekly link party.

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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  15. Strawberry shortcake is one of my very favorite desserts!

    Thanks for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  16. Oh how I wish it were strawbery season now! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  17. Hi Mary.
    I featured your post this week. http://mylifesatreasure.blogspot.com/2012/12/our-favorite-things-link-party-25.html
    Have a great day.

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  18. That looks amazing! Being a southern girl I love my strawberries! New Follower!

    www.southernramblings.com

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  19. Yum! I love strawberry shortcake (who doesn't, right??). Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday :)

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  20. I love strawberries and strawberry shortcake is a favorite of mine. This looks delicious!

    Thanks for linking your favorite post to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured.

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  21. Well this looks delicious! I love strawberries!

    Thanks for stopping by via the Raising Imperfection hop!
    ~Elisabeth@The Beekeeper's Granddaughter
    www.elisabethferre.com

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  22. this looks delicious!!!

    Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday! Can't wait to see what you have to share tomorrow

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-Mary