Monday, April 27, 2009

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes


I love to make strawberry shortcake and my family loves to eat it. It always looks beautiful and always tastes yummy. And for a bonus, it’s so easy to make. The recipe calls for ingredients that are always in the house and can be made using any fresh fruit not just strawberries. My only complaint would be that if there are any leftovers it tends to get soggy and yucky to look at. So, last night after I had the batter all mixed I decided to use a muffin tin instead of a cake pan and I loved it. Unless we have company over and know the cake will be devoured this will be my go to method for making strawberry shortcake.

Recipe adapted from: Better Homes and Gardens

Ingredients:

¼ C Sugar

2 C All-purpose Flour

2 tsp Baking Powder

½ C Butter

2/3 C Milk


Filling Ingredients:

Strawberries, Sliced or chopped (I do not put any extra sugar on my fruit)

Heavy Whipping Cream

Powdered Sugar

Vanilla Extract


Directions for cake:

Combine all ingredients and mix just until they are combined. As with biscuits or pancakes you don’t want to over mix.

Bake in 450°F oven for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes.

Remove from pan and cut into two layers.

Filling Directions:

Combine ingredients to your taste and whip until stiff.

Spread the whipped cream on top of the bottom layer of cake, spread strawberries over the whipped cream, replace the top of the cake and repeat the whipped cream and strawberry layers on the top half of the cake.

Note: the muffin version makes 12 cakes.

13 comments:

Claudia said...

What a grand idea - the muffin tins. make them to order. I love Strawberry shortcake - it was always my birthday cake growing up. Definitely will do this. And it looks (dare iI say it?) so ...summery...

Shelly said...

Mini shortcakes...great idea! They look soooo good! I'll have to try these, especially since the strawberries in the store are finally starting to taste good.

Selba said...

I love the fresh strawberry on the shortcakes, looks so delicious!

Culinary Wannabe said...

Oh memories...my mom's go-to dessert when we were kids was always strawberry shortcake, but with those spongy store bought cakes. I bet the little bit of crust on the muffins adds a nice texture. It's like a cute little dessert sandwich! :)

burpandslurp said...

I love that you made this from scratch. very lovely dessert, simple and classic yet fit to impress!

finsmom said...

Strawberry shortcake is probably my all time fav dessert! Yours looks incredible!

Juliana said...

The shortcake looks very delicious...great dessert for the season of the year. Love the pictures, very tempting.

mikky said...

great idea for a lovely treat... :)

Cheryl said...

That really looks delish, I cant wait for Oregon strawberry season

Sara said...

When I was outside yesterday I noticed that my strawberries are starting to turn red already! I definitely want to make this one.

Lori Lynn said...

Looks great! Definitely one of my favorites. I like the portions here.
LL

Koruklu said...

Superb!!! Today I started making them as well, just had no time to finish. So just baked, tomorrow is cream time!!!

Elra said...

Mini is good, love the idea. How scrumptious!