Thursday, June 25, 2009
Strawberries and Cream Cake / Strawberry Shortcake
My husband's favorite dessert is Strawberry Shortcake. While we prefer to use angel food cake, most of the time this is a last minute, thrown together dessert and I don't have time to run to the store.
Here's the simple version we use instead
1 white or yellow cake mix - prepare as directed and bake in either a tube pan, 9" rounds, or a 9x13.
30 minutes to an hour before serving, rinse, hull and slice strawberries. Place in a bowl along with 1/2 - 1 c. sugar. Toss to coat and let macerate.
Pour 2 cups whipping cream into mixing bowl, and with electric mixer beat to stiff peaks, while gradually adding 1/4 - 1/2 c. sugar. Add 1/2 t. vanilla.
Cover cake with whipping cream and spoon strawberries and syrup over top.