Strawberry Shortcake- Lizzy McAvoy- The Girl in the Apron
½ Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
½ Cup Granulated Sugar
1 ¼ Cup Unbleached Flour
⅔ Cup Milk
2 ½ tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Lb Fresh Strawberries, washed and sliced
Homemade Whipped Topping (recipe below)
Here’s How You Do It:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together until fluffy, about 1 minute.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Add flour, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour.
Add baking powder and vanilla extract. Mix well until combined.
In a greased 8x8 glass dish or 9” round cake pan (greased and floured), pour in batter.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and cake is a nice golden color.
When cake is completely cooled, cut into squares and top with strawberries and whipped topping. Enjoy!
Homemade Whipped Topping:
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
Splash of Vanilla Extract
In a large bowl, add heavy whipping cream. Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the whipping cream. Start on a low setting and gradually increase speed to prevent splattering liquid out of the bowl. As the heavy cream begins to thicken, add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat whipped cream to stiff peaks, about 3-5 minutes.