Strawberry Shortcake

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Strawberry Shortcake
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  • 3 pints fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 oz. coconut rum
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • Whipped topping.


  1. Slice the strawberries and toss them with 1/2 cup of white sugar and the rum. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease and flour one 8 inch round cake pan.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons white sugar and the salt. 4. With a pastry blender cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Make a well in the center and add the beaten egg and milk. Stir until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool partially in pan on wire rack.
  6. Heat the strawberries in the microwave for a couple of minutes. This will burn off the alcohol as well as produce some more juices.
  7. Slice the cake into serving pieces. Top with strawberries, drizzling with some of the juice and a dollop of whipped topping.
Recipe Type: Dessert


Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and grease and flour your pan.

In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tbsp of sugar and salt.

Add the cubes of butter.

Using an pastry blender or two knifes cut the butter into the flour mixture until it begin to look like coarse crumbs.

Make a well in the centre of the bowl.

Add your beaten egg.

Then add your milk.

Combine the flour into the egg and milk.  The dough will be very sticky.

Spread the dough into your prepared pan.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden and cake tester inserted into the centre comes out clean.  Let cool.

Slice up all your strawberries into a microwave safe container.

Toss them with the rum and sugar.

Place the strawberries in the microwave and cook for 2-3 minutes or until juices are bubbling.

Place a slice of cake on your plate and top with some strawberries, their juice and a dollop of whipped topping. Enjoy!


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