Strawberry Shortcake Cake – layers of dense, buttery and moist vanilla cake filled with fresh whipped cream and fresh sliced strawberries. Easy spring ( or summer ) dessert recipe to celebrate the arrival of my favorite season.
Finally spring has come !!!
Although I was very impatient and I have already tried on some spring inspired recipes – Strawberry Jello Cake and Lemon Poppy Seeds Muffins . When you run a food blog the fridge is always crowded with food (desserts in my case) which I can’t get to share to my friends and neighbors and especially we don’t get to eat it all by ourselves. I simply don’t have enough time and space to make the dessert we really like twice, because food blog always requires some new recipes. But a few days ago I had to make my favorite Strawberry Pound Cake, just purely for my whim. I like it so much so I still had to do it again.
Now let’s get back to today’s topic. Spring baking season has officially started !! YAY!!! For me it means to test and develop recipes with fresh and juicy fruits. The stars of this episode is STRAWBERRIES (again). What can I say, I LOVE, LOVE strawberries and any dessert with strawberries included.
I had plenty of fresh, juicy strawberries and heavy cream in my fridge as well, so I could easily made some sweet biscuits, macerated the strawberries, plopped them over the biscuit, pilled the cream and had a dessert ready, but… Been there, done that… I wanted this cake to be different since the holiday is only few days away. It has to look festive and fancy as the Easter dessert should be, but still it must be easy and simple to put together.
And so I get this Strawberry Shortcake Cake. It’s more cross between strawberry cake and strawberry short cake. It has layers of freshly whipped cream and fresh strawberries, but I haven’t mixed sliced strawberries with sugar to release their juices as I should with the classic Strawberry Shortcake. I made flavorful vanilla cake, sliced it to get three round cake layers and brushed them with lemon and sugar syrup instead of strawberry juice. For the filling I used fresh whipped cream flavored with vanilla extract and sliced strawberries. And the cake is, well, more pound cake cake–not the biscuit-like in the classic strawberry shortcake recipe. But it’s all here: vanilla cake, fresh strawberries between the layers of whipped cream, and strawberry garnish. I packed them slightly different but I still could call it -Strawberry Shortcake.