No Bake Strawberry Shortcake

An old-fashioned strawberry shortcake! Fresh strawberries, sliced and soaked in sugar, spooned over freshly baked cookies, topped with whipped cream and you get a delicious homemade strawberry shortcake.

This cake is awesome…….and so easy! I used unsalted butter instead of shortening and everything else as written. So versatile, you could top it with any fruit or dessert sauce. Thanks for sharing!

This cake was delicious. I plan to use it as the base of all my summer fruits. This time, I had it with strawberries. I decreased the sugar by 3 tablespoons and had to bake the cake about 15 minutes longer than the directions say. I’m sure it would have been fine with the call for the amount of sugar, but we don’t like things too sweet. Give this recipe a try. You’ll really like it.

This is an old New England recipe. Was very popular during the Depression. My Grandmother taught it to me as her Grandmother taught her. It is great by itself as well as any topping. She would make it in winter with a warm cream glaze that soaked into the cake. In summer it was great with any fruit and whipped cream. ….and always butter. My Grandmother always said…no reason to live if you don’t use butter!! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Missing Grandma now.

INGREDIENTS :

2 cups of white flour.

1 cup granulated sugar.

2 eggs.

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.

1/2 cup of butter.

1/2 cup of milk.

1 tablespoon baking powder.

1 cup heavy cream.

Fresh strawberries.

A pinch of salt.

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