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old-fashioned strawberry shortcake-updated

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Elaine Bovender
Wilmington, NC

This is the time of year that I can get the most beautiful, local strawberries. I love to serve them over this yummy cake recipe that came from my 1941 New American Cook Book. The cake has a firm texture and isn't too sweet and is perfect with fresh strawberries and topped with whipped cream. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For old-fashioned strawberry shortcake-updated

  • 2 to 4 qt
    fresh strawberries
  • sugar to taste
  • CAKE
  • 3 c
    sifted flour
  • 4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 2 lg
    beaten eggs
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    melted shortening (I used canola oil)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make old-fashioned strawberry shortcake-updated

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 X 13 pan, set aside.
  • 2
    Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients, mixing well. Combine the two mixtures and stir until smooth. Do not use a mixer!! Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • 3
    While cake is baking, wash strawberries, remove tops and slice. Toss in sugar to taste. Cover and refrigerate.
  • 4
    TO SERVE: Cut cooled cake into square piece. Split piece in half horizontally. Place bottom half on a plate, top with strawberries. Top with remaining half and spoon on more strawberries. Top with whipped cream or whipped topping.