Strawberry Shortcake!

Growing up, I remember my dad was never a huge chocolate fan(exact opposite of me) He likes pie and tarts. Lots of fruit desserts! This is right up his alley with a not to sweet cake fresh strawberries and the whipped cream, isn’t very sweet at all!!  This is such a traditional cake!! My dad always says he loves simple and elegant and that is the definition of this cake!!!!!!!!!! Oh yeh, to pull the elegant off a put a rose next to it! We had 2 roses and one was dying so I took the petals and made it look nice and ready for a picture.

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This is such a moist cake and the whipped cream soaks on a little to make it nice and sift. You have probably had strawberry shortcake but you haven’t had this one! Like all my pictures? I have been trying to get better with pictures and I have like atleast 4 for the strawberry shortcake!!!

Most of my recipes have pictures today but not all! Sorry, but I ate them all before I took the picture. I could just take a picture of my stomach!!!!!!!(Inside joke)!!!

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I told you have I have a bunch of pictures of this!!!!!!!! They are all really simular of the same cake but they all look good!!!! Y’all want to see a top angle picture? Sure you do hold on……

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Looking good right?! To decorate it I just spread some whip cream, and put strawberries on it! It looks homemade in a really good way!!!! This recipe makes 2 8 inch cakes. You cut the cake in half lengh wise so The strawberry shortcake is only one cake and you can wrap the other and put it in the freezer!!

Ingredients-

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • For the whip cream-
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

Directions-

  1. Preheat oven to 350, Butter and flour two 8-inch pans
  2. Cream the butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy in a electric mixer
  3. On medium speed add eggs one at a time, sour cream, both zest,and vanilla, Mix
  4. Sift together flour,cornstarch, salt, and baking soda. On low speed,slowly add flour mixture to the butter mixture and combine until smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into pans smooth tops with a spatula and bake in middle oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 30 minutes, then put on a wire rack
  6. To make filling for ONE cake-
  7. Mix in a mixer or by hand till firm, Add sugar and vanilla. Slice one cake. Slice one cake in half. Place one half on  a plate. Spread half of the whip cream on top. Put on sliced strawberries.Stack the other half on top and cover with remaining cream and strawberries! Serve and enjoy!!!!
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