How to Make Strawberry Shortcake

by Sam Bez

Easy Peasy StrawBerry Shortcakeâ„¢

Supplies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) room temperature butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • // for strawberries
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tablespons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • // for icing
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Pictured: cake ingredients. Eggs, milk, salt, butter, baking powder, vanilla extract, white sugar, cake flour.

    Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

    Step 3

    To measure the butter, use a spoon and fill cup to the brim with butter. Level with a flat object.

    Step 4

    Spoon the butter into the bowl.

    Step 5

    To measure sugar, spoon it into the cup and then level with a flat utensil. Repeat for the next cup.

    Step 6

    Pour sugar into the bowl.

    Step 7

    Beat the butter and sugar mixture until creamy.

    Step 8

    Final product of the butter and sugar mixture.

    Step 9

    Sift the flour into a different bowl.

    Step 10

    Spoon the sifted flour into measuring cups three times, then level with a flat utensil.

    Step 11

    Pour milk into the liquid measuring cup. Then, put the cup on the table and bend to eye level and make sure the cup is filled to the right amount.

    Step 12

    Pour milk into the flour mixture.

    Step 13

    Pour four cracked eggs into mixture.

    Step 14

    Scoop baking soda into the tablespoon. Then, level off with a flat object and add to bowl.

    Step 15

    Scoop salt into the mixture.

    Step 16

    Pour vanilla extract into the teaspoon. Then, add to flour mixture.

    Step 17

    Beat flour mixture until creamy, with no lumps.

    Step 18

    Final product of flour mixture.

    Step 19

    Add butter/sugar mixture to flour mixture. Continue to beat.

    Step 20

    Step 21

    Final product of mixing the flour and butter mixtures.

    Step 22

    Grease your 9x9 inch pans.

    Step 23

    Pour batter into 9x9 inch pans.

    Step 24

    Put cake batter into oven. CAUTION: USE OVEN MITTS! Set timer for 30 minutes, allow time to bake.

    Step 25

    After 30 minutes, let cool. If chilled or used, it runs the risk of sinking. Nobody likes sunken cakes!

    Step 26

    pictured: ingredients for strawberries. 1 quart of strawberries, vanilla extract, and white sugar.

    Step 27

    Remove the leaves of the strawberries.

    Step 28

    Chop the strawberries into quarters.

    Step 29

    Pour the vanilla extract into a bowl.

    Step 30

    Sprinkle the sugar into the bowl as well.

    Step 31

    Shake the strawberries into the vanilla and sugar mixture. Let sit for 20 minutes.

    Step 32

    End down to eye level and add whipping cream.

    Step 33

    Add the sugar and the whipping cream into the bowl.

    Step 34

    Then, add vanilla extract!

    Step 35

    Whip the cream mixture until firm. Medium peaks.

    Step 36

    Final product for the whipped cream.

    Step 37

    Spoon half the whipped cream into the first layer of cake. Spread evenly!

    Step 38

    Place strawberries into the whipped cream. Uniform design!

    Step 39

    Whipped cream ingredients.

    Step 40

    Place the second layer of cake on top of the cake. Repeat the strawberry and whipped cream steps!

    Step 41

    Final product.

    Step 42

    Get creative for the top of the cake!

    Step 43

    It makes a big cake.