Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake



Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake

Imagine a summer day, the sun shining brightly, and a gentle breeze carrying the sweet scent of ripe strawberries. Now, picture indulging in the perfect dessert that captures the essence of this delightful season — the Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake.
This heavenly creation is more than just a dessert; it’s a journey through layers of moist sponge cake, velvety whipped cream, and ruby-red strawberries that burst with freshness. Each bite is a harmonious blend of textures and flavors, a symphony of sweetness that dances on your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a bowl, toss the sliced strawberries with sugar and let them macerate for 30 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Stir in vanilla extract.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. While the cakes cool, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  8. Assemble the shortcake by layering cake, whipped cream, and macerated strawberries.

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 8 servings

The Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake is more than a dessert; it’s a celebration of summer’s bounty. The delicate sponge cake cradles clouds of whipped cream, and each bite delivers the juicy sweetness of fresh strawberries. Whether shared with loved ones or savored in solitude, this dessert is a symphony of flavors that will leave you longing for summer all year round.

Nutritional Information: Calories per serving — 320, Total Fat — 22g, Cholesterol — 85mg, Sodium — 180mg, Total Carbohydrates — 28g, Sugars — 15g, Protein — 4g

Imagine concluding your day with a slice of this Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake, a slice of pure bliss that elevates the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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