Sensational Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Sensational Strawberry Shortcake Recipe


1 quart strawberries, sliced

1 cup sugar, divided

2 cups all-purpose flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Dash ground nutmeg

1/2 cup cold butter

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs, separated

2 to 3 cups sweetened whipped cream

How to make it

In a bowl, gently combine strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar; refrigerate until serving.

Combine the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; cut in butter until crumbly. Combine milk and egg yolks. Stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Press into two greased 9-in. round baking pans.

In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; spread over dough. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.

Bake at 300° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. (Layers will be thin.) Cool completely.

Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Top with half of whipped cream and strawberries. Repeat layers.
Yield: 8-10 servings.