Strawberry Shortcake Cake has all the flavors nosotros dear inwards a delicious shortcake, but inwards cake form!
Strawberry shortcake is ever a corking selection for a bound or summertime dessert. Whether yous brand this Strawberry Shortcake Cake, private shortcakes, Strawberry Shortcake Scones or Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream, your strawberry loving guests volition come upwards dorsum for seconds together with peradventure fifty-fifty thirds!
Why brand this Strawberry Shortcake Cake instead of traditional strawberry shortcake?
Both desserts are on our listing of favorite ways to savor seasonally exceptional strawberries. However, if you’re looking for a make-ahead company-worthy dessert alongside a pretty presentation this Strawberry Shortcake Cake is the one! There are many things nosotros dear almost this cake, together with a few that teach inwards stand upwards out from traditional shortcake.
- The vanilla scented cake is lite but even so sturdy plenty to concur upwards nether the weight of the strawberries together with cream. The cake pans are dusted alongside coarse saccharide creating a crunchy sweetness crust on the bottom of each layer. This helps forbid the cake from becoming damp or moisture from the strawberries, giving the whole dessert a longer shelf life.
- Traditional shortcakes are to a greater extent than biscuit-like than cake, so this has a fancy dessert vibe you’ll love.
- The whipped cream filling is stabilized alongside cream cheese so it won’t deflate or ooze out the sides. Cream cheese adds a lovely richness to the filling without overpowering the flavor.
- This cake tin live assembled ahead of fourth dimension together with served hours later. The cake volition concur upwards good for several days, but for the prettiest presentation is best served the solar daytime it’s made.
- Our Strawberry Shortcake Cake is served alongside a drizzle of strawberry syrup so yous won’t immature lady out on that yumminess either. The strawberry syrup is non overly sweetness or cloying, together with alone enhances the intense strawberry flavor.
- The cake tin live baked inwards 2 9-inch circular pans if yous prefer.
- To serve at a pot-luck or neighborhood BBQ bake the cake inwards a 13×9-inch pan. Make a one-half batch of the whipped cream together with spread on top of the cake. Refrigerate until ready to transport. Store the strawberries separately together with spoon over the cake when ready to serve. The whipped cream won’t concur upwards good on super hot summertime days so if serving outdoors hold off as long as possible earlier exposing to the heat. Drizzle a fiddling strawberry syrup over private slices when cut.
Grocery shop strawberries tin sometimes live striking together with miss. Here are a few tips for finding the best:
- Look for strawberries alongside lite colored seeds. If the seeds on the exterior are night brownish together with dried up, the strawberry likely is too.
- Buy local strawberries if at all possible. Less fourth dimension traveling to your kitchen volition yield fresher strawberries, so amend flavor. If you’re buying strawberries from some other terra firma they may bring been picked earlier they were fully ripe to live on the long distance commute.
- Look for strawberries that are scarlet all the means to the top. If the top is white, the middle of the strawberry volition live too. White strawberry tops yield less flavor.
- Visit your local farmers marketplace during peak flavor for the best strawberries.
- Finally, if yous tin pick your ain strawberries at a local farm – teach for it!
PRO TIP: If you’re worried almost this towering Strawberry Shortcake Cake staying upright, insert a few wooden skewers cutting to gibe through the layers, top to bottom.
The skewers assistance anchor the cake particularly when slicing. For the prettiest slices avoid pushing conduct downwardly alongside the knife but instead role a lite sawing motion to cutting through the strawberries. Make certain your knife is proficient together with abrupt too. Our Strawberry Shortcake Cake is actually pretty like shooting fish in a barrel to brand together with assemble. Read through the recipe a fourth dimension or 2 earlier kickoff together with you’ll master copy this cake on the foremost try!
Don’t forget to drizzle on a fiddling extra strawberry syrup when serving!
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Servings: 8 - 10
juice of 1/2 lemon,
about 1 tablespoon
vanilla edible bean glue or vanilla extract
heavy whipping cream
cream cheese, room temperature
- Clean the strawberries together with take the hulls. Slice each vertically into halves or thirds depending on their size. Place the sliced strawberries In a large bowl together with gently toss alongside the sugar, lemon juice together with salt. Lightly comprehend together with laid aside for 2 hours or upwards to 3 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 3 (8-inch) cake pans. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons coarse saccharide into the bottom of each pan. Shake the pan together with plough to coat the entire pan bottom. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the butter together with sugar. Using an electrical mixer musical rhythm out the mixture until lite together with fluffy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing simply until the yolk disappears.
- In a pocket-size bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda together with salt. Set aside.
- In some other pocket-size bowl, blend the sour cream, milk together with vanilla together. Set aside.
- Add 1/2 of the sour cream mixture to the saccharide mixture together with blend on depression until incorporated. Next add together 1/2 of the flour mixture together with mix on depression until blended. Scrape downwardly the sides together with bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the remaining sour cream together with blend, together with then all the remaining flour. Blend on depression simply until incorporated. Scrape downwardly the sides together with bottom of the mixing bowl alongside a spatula together with gently stir 1 to a greater extent than time.
- Divide the batter as betwixt the iii prepared 8-inch cake pans together with bake until a toothpick inserted inwards the pump comes out clean, almost 20-25 minutes, rotating the pans after xv minutes. Do non over bake!!! Cool inwards the pans for 10 minutes, together with then plough the cakes out together with cool completely on a wire rack.
- Drain the strawberries using a fine-mesh strainer laid over a bowl. Remove 1/4 loving cup of the strawberry syrup to a microwave prophylactic bowl together with combine alongside the cornstarch. Microwave the syrup together with cornstarch mixture on high, stirring every 10 seconds, until the mixture is rattling thick together with translucent, almost thirty seconds total. Add the thickened mixture dorsum into the bowl alongside the remaining strawberry syrup together with stir until combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- In a large mixing bowl musical rhythm out the cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered saccharide together with musical rhythm out until blended. With the mixer on low, like shooting fish in a barrel add together the whipping cream mixing until incorporated. Turn the mixture to high together with musical rhythm out until creamy but rigid peaks form. Don’t over-beat.
- Place 1 cake layer on a cake plate or platter. Top the layer alongside 1/3 of the whipped cream cheese mixture spreading almost to the border of the cake. Top the whipped cream alongside 1/3 of the sliced strawberries arranging decoratively inwards a unmarried layer.
- Top the strawberries alongside the 2nd layer of cake, together with then 1/2 of the remaining whipped cream, together with 1/2 of the strawberries. Top alongside the final cake round. Mound the remaining whipped cream on top together with and then the remaining strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- If needed, insert a wooden skewer or 2 into the cake to assistance concur the layers inwards place. To spell role a lite sawing motion alongside a large, sparse abrupt knife to cutting through the strawberries together with cake layers. Serve each spell alongside a drizzle of the strawberry syrup.
Store leftover cake inwards the refrigerator. Cake volition function on for several days but is best served the solar daytime it is made. The cake holds upwards longer than the fresh cutting strawberries will.
Do non role frozen strawberries for this recipe.
Cake may live made inwards 2 9-inch cake pans if desired.
Here are a few to a greater extent than of our favorite Strawberry Shortcake recipes yous mightiness enjoy:
Strawberry Shortcake Scones made alongside sweet, ripe strawberries spooned betwixt fluffy scone layers, drizzled alongside the berry juices together with topped alongside sweetened whipped cream – summertime perfection! Click HERE to teach the recipe.
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream – don’t allow summertime function yesteryear yous yesteryear without making this luscious, rich vanilla H2O ice cream alongside ribbons of fresh strawberry sauce together with crushed shortbread cookies throughout. Click HERE to teach the recipe.
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