Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Strawberry Shortcake

I orignally made this cake back in May for dessert on our anniversary. I really loved the way the strawberries lent a fantastic moisture to the shortcake mixture, and just the overall freshness of the cake. I love that this cake is just a little bit different. I find it to be somewhere between a shortbread cookie and a proper cake


This was then one of the last recipes I photographed with my old point and shoot camera. At the time I thought the photos were lovely, but then before I got around to posting this lovely wee dessert I got a camera that took AMAZING photos and I just simply couldn't post the recipe anymore!

I made this cake again a few days ago, to make sure I had cake on my birthday. After all, what's a birthday without cake?!


Strawberry Shortcake


Serves 10

250 g (8.8 oz) butter, softened
1 Cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 Cups plain flour
1/2 Cup cornflour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 410 g (14 oz) cans of strawberries, drained and chopped (about 250 g fresh would be perfect if they are in season!)

1.  Preheat oven to 180C (350F) and line a 23 cm springform cake tin with baking paper.

2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time and add vanilla.

3. Fold in the flour, cornflour, and salt. Spread 2/3 of the mixture into the base of the prepared cake tin. Spread the chopped strawberries over top.

4. Sprinkle the remaining mixture over the top (I did it kind of like a crumble). Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown on top and set.

5. Cool in the tin. Dust with icing sugar prior to serving. Serve with cream, custard, or ice cream.

19 comments:

  1. Hi, hope you don't mind but we included a link back to this post in our Midweek Food and Cooking Inspiration #16 - The Best in Food Blogging This Week https://www.corrchilled.co.uk/index.php?route=pavblog/blog&id=82 :)

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    1. Thanks! I really appreciate the link back :)

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  2. What a gorgeous cake! And how fitting for a special birthday celebration!

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  3. Looks great thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Nicole! This is a perfect birthday cake! I hope you enjoy a couple of pieces! Those strawberries are perfectly surrounded by the batter!

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  5. I love this cake and cannot wait to try it! I hope you had an amazing Birthday!

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  6. G'day Your shortcake looks great Nic!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List

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  7. That is a seriously beautiful dessert! Love anything with strawberries!

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  8. i love this shortcake, the strawberries right inside instead of on top! Lovely!!

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  9. What a beautiful looking cake! Sounds delicious as well.

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  10. I never baked a shortbread. I think it's time to try it, your recipe is very tempting! :)

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  11. I like this, I like how it's made and strawberry shortcake is a favorite of mine

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  12. How fun, I love the surprise inside!

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  13. Yummy! Love it!
    Congrats on the new camera, it's a very valuable asset. Wish I had a good camera, for the meantime shooting with my Samsung s plus.

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  14. Looks very yummy! Strawberries are so good! Happy Birthday to you!

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  15. Strawberry Shortcake sounds wonderful and fairly simple to make. As a matter of fact I have some strawberries I need to use! Glad I found this recipe.

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  16. G'day! Thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty! Pinned!
    Please remember to go back and comment on some other people's submissions to the party and of course, we hope you are following Natasha and me on Pinterest; comments and shares show you care! Cheers! Joanne

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  17. I love that this cake is a combo between cookie and cake - my two favorite desserts! And I still look back at my old point and shoot photos and wince. They were great for the time, but life is so much prettier (and brighter and clearer) with the DSLR!

    Luci’s Morsels – fashion. food. frivolity.

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  18. Nicole, delicious strawberry shortcake I love it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. Pinning

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