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Strawberry Shortcake

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Strawberries are available almost year round in most supermarkets and this recipe for strawberry shortcake is the perfect dessert for spring and a great way to bring a touch of summer to the winter months.

strawberry shortcake is a great dessert to bring to any pot luck, church social or family gathering.

Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs- separated
  • ¼ tsp. Cream of tartar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • ¼ cup salad or vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ tsp. Baking powder
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 2 qt. Strawberries chopped and macerated
  • 1 ½ pints whipping cream- whipped
  • ¾ cups sugar

preheat oven to 325 degrees and line bottom of 10 inch spring form pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tarter till stiff peaks form. Add ¼ cup sugar, two tablespoons at a time beating well after each addition till well dissolved. Whites should stand in stiff peaks.
Iin separate bowl beat egg yolks, flour, water, oil, baking powder, vanilla and1/2 cup sugar until well mixed.
With wire whisk fold flour mixture into egg whites just until blended. Pour into 10 inch spring form pan. Bake about 1 hour. Cake is done when center springs back when lightly pressed. Using thread, cut cake horizontally to make 3 layers. Spoon strawberry onto first layer, then whipped cream, top with cake, strawberry, whipped cream. Finish with third cake layer, frost with remaining whipped cream and top with remaining strawberries.



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