Monday, February 9, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake

We needed a little taste of summer on this cold February day. I found this recipe in an old church cookbook and it is by far THE BEST shortcake recipe I have ever tasted. Not too sweet, not too bland, very moist and fluffy. Some of the kids said they would even choose it over chocolate cake!!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time 12-15 minutes
Serves: 9-12 (depending on how generous you want to be)
Cost: Approx. $3.50

4 cups strawberries cut ($3.00)
2 Tbsp sugar
2 cups flour
3 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter melted ($.50)
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Combined all dry ingredients. Blend in butter. Add milk and vanilla and mix well. Place in two small greased cake pans. Bake at 450 for 12-15 minutes. When cakes are cooled serve layered with strawberries and whipped cream.


Saralyn said...

I'm going to try this. My family loves shortcake but mine always comes out too dry and crumby. Thanks for the recipe!

Monica said...

I will definitely try this. We have been enjoying strawberries lately too! I am buying the big frozen bag from Sam's. You should check them at your club to see how the price compares to fresh. Last week we had them over pancakes, this week we are having smoothies-just posted the recipe today.

Saralyn said...

This is wonderful! I made it today for my folks. Thanks so much for sharing.