Strawberry Shortcake

05/25/2009 4:01 pm · 6 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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Ok it’s Matt. I love Strawberry Shortcake. Yes I made this my self. It’s really simple but takes a little time.

Take some strawberries. Slice off the stem. Then cut in to slices at least 1/4 in thick. Too thin and they will get really limp and old looking.

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Get a box angel food cake. A lot of times you can get this for 50 cents a box. Cook it based on directions on the box. I like to use the round cake pan, So you can always borrow one from a neighbor. Thanks Linda

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While the cake is cooking, add quite a bit of powder sugar. You can use normal granular sugar, but it takes longer to dissolve. Add enough powder sugar to thickly cover the strawberries into a white dry paste. Don’t bother squashing the strawberries to make juice. Just add the sugar, and cover and put back in the fridge. Wait a bout 15 min, go back and add more sugar to make a thick white covering over the strawberries. You will notice juice beginning to form in the bowl. Cover and place back in the fridge till the cake is cool.  The sugar causes the strawberries to sweat and will create its own topping. As seen in the top photo.  You could even add chocalte syrup for a fancy treat. Top with whip cream or cool whip, Enjoy!img_0662

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Pamela
Pamela

I have never tried the powdered sugar! Thanks for a great tip! My husband loves to make desserts, and tonight was blueberries in sauce over angel food cake. yumm.

Helen  in Meridian
Helen in Meridian

We love angel food cake, especially when it gets hard and stale by a few days. How do you get the angel food cake mixes at a discount?I would love to buy angel food cake mix for .50. Thanks.

PATTYMOMOF5
PATTYMOMOF5

I BUY THE ALREADY MADE SUGAR FREE SHORTCAKES,ALL 5 OF MY KIDDOS THINK THEY TASTE BETTER THAN ANGEL FOOD CAKE,AS WELL AS I AND HUBBY.I ADD 3TBSP OF REGULAR GRANULATED SUGAR TO 1 1/2 LBS OF SLICED STRAWBERRIES,MIX WITH MY HANDS AND SQUEEZE STRAWBERRIES JUST A LITTLE FOR JUICE,THEN COOL IN FRIDGE FOR A ABOUT 20 MINUTES,THIS HELPS THE SUGAR DRAW EVEN MORE JUICE FROM THE STRAWBERRIES,THEN I POUR JUICE ON THE SHORTCAKE,THEN TOP WITH SOME STRAWBERRIES,THEN COOL WHIP,THEN MORE STRAWBERRIES!THESE ARE SOOO GOOD,AND THE JUICE ON THE SHORTCAKE MAKES IT TASTE SOOOOO GOOD!!!

Goodie Links
Goodie Links

That looks so yummy! And with the FREE strawberries I just purchased from VONS I will be making this yummy treat. Thank.

Amber
Amber

I use the Bisquick recipe for the shortbread but I started adding chocolate chips to it this year... MMMMM lol Chocolate makes everything better. :P

Kris Singleton
Kris Singleton

I make the same dessert, but instead of powdered sugar I use splenda. You don't need as much splenda to sweeten the strawberries and make its own sauce. This helps out for those of us that are diabetics or are watching our suger intake.

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