Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

 What better way to end a hot day of summer fun, than a delicious berry and whipped cream dessert. Easily turn this amazing Almond Sponge Cake and jello strawberry sauce into a delicious Strawberry Shortcake that everyone will devour.

strawberry shortcake recipe

Strawberry Shortcake

Nothing says summer quite like finishing a hot summer day with a piece of strawberry shortcake. This almond-flavored spongecake makes the perfect flavored strawberry shortcake to end your day with.

Why I love this recipe:

  • it reminds me of nostalgiac summer days
  • easy to make
  • a crowd-pleaser
  • refreshing
  • great use of older strawberries that you don’t want to throw away

strawberry shortcake recipe

FAQs

Make-Ahead and Storage:

Can I make this cake ahead of time?

You can make the cake portion ahead of time but wait until right before serving to add the strawberry sauce. The juices will soak through the cake and while it is delicious, it will eventually get too soggy to really enjoy

Storing: Store the cake portion covered at room temperature for up to 2 days

Can Strawberry Shortcake Be Frozen?

You can freeze the cake portion of this strawberry shortcake and the strawberry portion separately. Do not assemble the cake with strawberry sauce before freezing

To Freeze the Cake Portion: cut in half and wrap with wax paper. Seal in a freezer-tight bag and freeze for up to one month. Thaw at room temperature

To Freeze the Strawberry Sauce and Strawberries: Place in a freezer bag or container and freeze for up to one month

Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?

Yes. Frozen strawberries are a great substitute for fresh strawberries in this recipe

Tips and Tricks

  • making whipped cream is really easy, but if you don’t want to fuss with it or don’t have the ingredients then use store-bought whipped topping as a shortcut
  • this dessert is a great way to use up older strawberries that the kids have neglected in the refrigerator

strawberry shortcake recipe

Ready to make this Almond Sponge Cake? Let’s make sure you have everything you need? 

Ingredients:

For the cake

  • beaten
  • cup of sugar
  • almond extract – you can use vanilla extract in place of the almond extract, but you might want to use a clear extract to keep the cakes white coloring
  • baking powder
  • all-purpose flour

Strawberry Jello Sauce 

  • sliced strawberries
  • granulated sugar
  • strawberry jello
  • water

Whipped Cream 

  • chilled Heavy cream
  • powdered sugar

How do you make Strawberry Shortcake?

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • In a large bowl, whisk the 4 eggs until light and fluffy, add the sugar and continue to beat until sugar is mixed in, add the almond extract, and mix in
  • In a separate medium bowl, mix the baking powder and flour
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture stirring it in as you go
  • Pour this into a greased 10-inch spring pan
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes – be sure to insert a toothpick in the middle to check for doneness (if the toothpick comes out clean and dry, you are good to go)
  • Cool off for 1 hour

Strawberries

  • In the meantime, grab a large bowl, and slice your strawberries
  • Sprinkle the granulated sugar on the strawberries – this creates a yummy sugary juice
  • Now, take a saucepan and heat 1 cup of water, dissolve the 3 Tbsp. of strawberry jello
  • Let cool – slightly
  • Pour over the strawberries

Whipped Cream

  • Using a mixer – Pour the heavy whipping cream into a cold bowl and beat on high until the cream is forming stiff peaks, add the powdered sugar, and whip some more to mix in

Assembling:

  1. cut the cake in half
  2. set the bottom on your serving platter
  3. scoop strawberries over the bottom cake portion
  4. spoon most of the whipped cream over the strawberries
  5. place the top of the cake over the whipped cream
  6. spoon the rest of the whipped cream
  7. for added decoration, place more strawberries inserted into whipped cream

strawberry shortcake recipe

More Summer Dessert Recipes

strawberry pizza with cream cheese 

old-fashioned peach cobbler 

Print

Strawberry Shortcake

Delicious almond sponge cake with strawberry sauce makes the perfect strawberry shortcake

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minute
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale

For the cake

  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • 1&1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. of almond extract
  • 2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1&1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

Strawberry Jello Sauce 

  • 1 lb. of sliced strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp. of granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. of strawberry jello
  • 1 cup of water

Whipped Cream 

  • 1&1/2 cups of chilled Heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Beat the 4 eggs until light and fluffy, add the sugar and continue to beat until sugar is mixed in, add the almond extract, and mix in
  • In a separate bowl, mix the baking powder and flour
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg mixture stirring it in as you go
  • Pour this into a greased 10-inch spring pan
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes – be sure to insert a toothpick in the middle to check for doneness (if the toothpick comes out clean and dry, you are good to go
  • Cool off for 1 hour

Strawberries

  • In the meantime, grab a large bowl, and slice your strawberries
  • Sprinkle the granulated sugar on the strawberries – this creates a yummy sugary juice
  • Now, take a saucepan and heat 1 cup of water, dissolve the 3 Tbsp. of strawberry jello. Let cool
  • Pour over the strawberries

Whipped Cream

  • If you are making the whipped cream, pour the heavy whipping cream into a bowl and beat on high until the cream is forming peaks, add the powdered sugar, and beat some more to mix in

Assembling:

  • cut the cake in half
  • set the bottom on your serving platter
  • scoop strawberries over the bottom cake portion
  • spoon most of the whipped cream over strawberries
  • place the top of the cake over the whipped cream
  • spoon the rest of the whipped cream
  • for added decoration, place more strawberries inserted into whipped cream

Notes

Make-Ahead and Storage:

Can I make this cake ahead of time?

You can make the cake portion ahead of time but wait until right before serving to add the strawberry sauce. The juices will soak through the cake and while it is delicious, it will eventually get too soggy to really enjoy

Storing: Store the cake portion covered at room temperature for up to 2 days

Can Strawberry Shortcake Be Frozen?

You can freeze the cake portion of this strawberry shortcake and the strawberry portion separately. Do not assemble the cake with strawberry sauce before freezing

To Freeze the Cake Portion: cut in half and wrap with wax paper. Seal in a freezer-tight bag and freeze for up to one month. Thaw at room temperature

To Freeze the Strawberry Sauce and Strawberries: Place in a freezer bag or container and freeze for up to one month

Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?

Yes. Frozen strawberries are a great substitute for fresh strawberries in this recipe

 

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com – recipes, fun foods, party ideas, crafts, and fun things to do with your family!

 

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