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A Delectable Strawberry Shortcake Recipe for Warm Weather

May 8th, 2013 Cooking

When summer is just around the corner, the urge to create seasonal dishes often becomes overwhelming! If you're interested in creating a light dessert that falls in line with spring or summer, why not bake a strawberry shortcake? Doing so is quick and easy, and best of all, this dessert doesn't contain a large amount of calories. You'll be able to chow down confidently, knowing that your beach body isn't in danger.

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 carton of frozen strawberries

Directions:

1. Defrost the frozen strawberries in the refrigerator overnight, or allow them to sit at room temperature for about two hours.

2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. Food Network recommends sifting the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl. Then, add the heavy cream and mix until thoroughly incorporated.

4. Grease an 8-inch baking pan. Pour the mixture of dry and wet ingredients into the pan, then insert into the oven once it's been preheated.

5. Bake the cake for between 18 and 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

6. Remove the cake from the oven, then allow to completely cool on a baking rack - approximately one to two hours.

7. Slice the cake into small squares or slices using a knife. Using a spoon, scoop a handful of strawberries and juice onto each slice before serving.

Food.com, a recipe website, claims that you can make this dessert even easier by purchasing a pre-baked angel food cake at the grocery store or local bakery. From there, you can focus on the various toppings you want to use on the dessert to truly make it your own! If you aren't a fan of strawberries, consider blueberries or even chocolate syrup.