Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is so versatile and can be served any time of the year for a quick and elegant dessert. We like using a spongecake because we brush it with flavored simple syrup to add flavor. A cake mix can be used if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Bryan: www.CookingWithChefBryan.com

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Ingredients

For 8 Person(s)

Spongecake

1/2 cup sugar
4 Oakdell Omega-3 Brown Eggs, at room temperature
1/2 tsp lemon extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup flour

Fruit Mixture

4 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup sugar

Whipping Cream

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp almond extract

Strawberry Shortcake Directions

  1. To make the Spongecake: preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray either a shortcake tin, muffin tin, or a 9 inch round cake pan with vegetable spray and dust with flour, set aside whichever prepared cake form you are using.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer with a whisk attachment add the sugar, eggs, lemon extract, and salt. Whisk until pale and stiff. This takes about 10 minutes.
  4. Fold in the flour and then pour the batter into whichever baking form. Place in the your preheated oven and bake until cooked through. Times will vary depending on the size and shape of your baking form. We baked ours in a 6 inch cake round and it took 20 minutes to bake, gauge time accordingly.
  5. To create the Fruit Mixture: To a large bowl add the chopped strawberries, blueberries, and sugar. Gently mix the sugar and fruit together, set aside for 10 minutes. This will allow the natural fruit liquids to create a delicious syrup.
  6. In the bowl of your mixer with the whisk attachment, add the heavy whipping cream, sugar, and almond extract. Whisk the cream until it holds a peak.
  7. To assemble the Shortcake: Slice the baked cake in half and spoon the fresh strawberries and syrup over the cake. Finish with a dollop of freshly whipped cream, serve and enjoy!
  8. NOTE: The spongecake can be dry, to prevent this bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil with 1 tsp almond extract. Brush the simple syrup onto the spongecake first followed by the fruit and whip cream.

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