Strawberry Shortcake

Desserts

Juicy and sun-kissed strawberries, cool and fluffy whipped cream, moist and golden pound cake; nothing shows off summer’s bounty more beautifully than strawberry shortcake. Using buttery pound cake instead of the sweet biscuit base adds elegance to this classic dessert. Keep this recipe on hand for Mother’s Day, Canada Day or any day you need a special, summery treat.

  • Total Preparation Time: 115 minutes

Makes 10 servings

Rating: 3 Stars

Ingredients

1 cup250 mLGAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, softened
1 cup250 mLGranulated Sugar
4 4 Eggs
1 tsp5 mLVanilla
2 cups500 mLAll Purpose Flour
1 tsp5 mLBaking Powder
1/4 tsp1 mLSalt
1/2 cup125 mLGAY LEA - Regular Sour Cream
Fruit Topping
4 cups1 LFresh Strawberries, halved
GAY LEA - Regular Whipped Cream
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease loaf pan; set aside.
  2. Using electric mixer, beat butter with sugar for 5 minutes or until very light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating for 2 minutes in between each addition. Beat in vanilla. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Using wooden spoon, stir half of flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir in sour cream and then remaining flour mixture. Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake in centre of oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted deep in the centre comes out clean.
  3. Cool in pan on rack for 30 minutes. Remove from pan to cool completely.
  4. Slice cake. Spray a generous portion of whipped cream over each slice. Spoon generous 1/3 cup (75 mL) of strawberries over them. Top with more whipped cream if desired.
  • This textbook-perfect pound cake can be made in either a 4" x 8" (1.5 L) or 5" x 9" (2 L) loaf pan. For best results, have your butter, eggs and sour cream at room temperature before starting.
This recipe is one of 150 featured exclusively in our cookbook, Our Table.
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Ingredients

1 cup250 mLGAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, softened
1 cup250 mLGranulated Sugar
4 4 Eggs
1 tsp5 mLVanilla
2 cups500 mLAll Purpose Flour
1 tsp5 mLBaking Powder
1/4 tsp1 mLSalt
1/2 cup125 mLGAY LEA - Regular Sour Cream
Fruit Topping
4 cups1 LFresh Strawberries, halved
GAY LEA - Regular Whipped Cream
Add to Shopping List

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