Cake Recipes

Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients

6 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 beaten egg
2/3 cup milk
Whipped cream (see recipe down below)
Serves 8

Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Makes 2 cups (8 servings)

Steps:

In a chilled bowl combine whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with chilled of an electric mixer on medium speed till soft peaks form.

Flavored Whipped Cream:

Prepare as above, except add one of the following with the vanilla: 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon additional sugar; 2 tablespoons amaretto or coffee, hazelnut, orange, or praline liqueur; 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals; 1/2 teaspoon almond extract; 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon, orange, or lime peel; or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger.

Oven 450
Stir together berries and 1/4 cup of the sugar; set aside. Stir together remaining sugar, flour, and baking powder. Cut in margarine till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine egg and milk; add all ingredients. Stir just to moisten. Spread into a greased 8 by 1 1/2-inch round baking pan, building up edge slightly. Bake in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Split into 2 layers. Spoon the fruit and Whipped Cream between layers and over top. Serve immediately.