Grandma’s Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Although summer is quickly coming to an end, I am not quite ready to part ways. To make the feeling of summer last a little longer, I thought I’d make my grandma’s version of strawberry shortcake.
I know there are many versions of strawberry shortcake recipes, and for the most part they are all very similar, but the version I’m sharing with you is definitely my favorite.
I don’t know if it’s because my grandma taught me how to make it, because it’s so delicious, or if it’s because it looks so pretty, but I love this strawberry shortcake recipe.
How to make this simple Strawberry Shortcake
This strawberry shortcake is so easy to make, and the one ingredient that makes it so delicious is heavy whipping cream whipped light and fluffy. The other ingredients include strawberries, sugar, powdered sugar, and a store bought angel food cake—you can make your own if you want, but buying one makes this so quick and easy.
The recipe calls for 2 pounds of strawberries, 1/3 cup of sugar (more if you want your strawberries sweeter), 1 pint of heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and an angel food cake.
Slice the strawberries into bite size pieces and sprinkle with sugar. Stir and let set until you are ready to put the dessert together. Whip heavy cream with powdered sugar until stiff peaks, about 7-8 minutes. Slice the angel food cake crossways into thirds. Layer the dessert with cake, cream, then strawberries and repeat three times. That is it!
This recipe is not on my healthy list, but it is very much worth the splurge. When I make this strawberry shortcake, I like to use organic whipping cream and organic strawberries. I feel like when I’m using organic ingredients it’s not quite as bad for me. Bon appétit!
- 2 pounds of fresh strawberries
- ⅓ cup sugar (more if you want sweeter strawberries)
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 angel food cake
- Slice the strawberries into bite size pieces and sprinkle with sugar. Stir and let set until you are ready to put the dessert together.
- Whip heavy cream with powdered sugar until stiff peaks form, about 7-8 minutes.
- Slice the angel food cake crossways into thirds.
- Layer the dessert with cake, whipped cream, then strawberries and repeat three times.