The best way to make a creamy strawberry shortcake
The strawberry cake with cream is a classic dessert of American gastronomy, which is not only delicious, but also very easy to make. It consists of three parts, which are the biscuit, the strawberries and the pastry cream.
In this cake, the slightly acid flavor of the strawberries is perfectly complemented by the sweetness of the cream and the biscuit.
Therefore, it is ideal for a birthday cake, or simply for a sweet surprise at festive events.
It is especially requested during the Valentine's Day festivities, for wedding cakes, or for an anniversary surprise. However, below we explain how to prepare it at home in a simple way.
Ingredients of strawberry shortcake with cream
For the vanilla cupcake
A cup of wheat flour.
6 eggs at room temperature.
2 tablespoons lemon zest.
3/4 cup of sugar.
A spoonful of vanilla essence.
To make the layers of strawberries with cream
2 pounds of ripe strawberries.
Two and a half cups of heavy cream or heavy cream.
Two tablespoons of lemon zest.
5 or 6 tablespoons of honey.
A spoonful of vanilla essence.
Recommendations and tips for a perfect strawberry cream cake
Before starting the recipe and for best results, it is best to soak the eggs in hot water for approximately 10 minutes.
Wash the strawberries very well before using them in this recipe.
You need to reserve about 10 strawberries that you consider to be the best looking, small and with their leaves to decorate the surface of the cake.
Depending on how thick you want the cream on the cake, you can use an extra half cup of heavy cream or heavy cream.
The final amount of honey that you will use in the recipe will be to your liking.
If you like, you can buy pastry cream in advance to skip the step of making the cream, and directly decorate once the cake is made.
It is best to cut the strawberries into small pieces, or in half and have them ready in a bowl to incorporate them when decorating the cake.
If you like, you can also decorate with strawberries, cherries or blueberries on the surface. Another good idea is to decorate with a little syrup or strawberry jam, but this will be to your liking.
Steps for the preparation of the strawberry cake with cream
Note: Due to the length of this recipe, we will divide the process into its two main phases.
Preparation of the vanilla biscuit
Preheat the oven to 350º F.
Grease two round cake pans with vegetable oil. Ideally, the molds should be about 20 cm in diameter. Next, place a base of waxed paper or butter in each mold.
In a large enough bowl, add the eggs, vanilla and lemon zest. With the help of an electric mixer, beat vigorously at high speed.
When you notice that the mixture has tripled in volume, has acquired a pale yellow color and is creamy, start counting the time to beat for ten more minutes.
On top of this mixture, sift the flour. You can use a wooden spoon to make the process easier. For best results, it is better to make circular movements while the flour falls little by little.
Beat again with the mixer, but this time on low speed until everything is combined.
Pour the mixture in equal parts into both molds. Next, tap the molds against a flat surface to remove any air bubbles.
Bake the biscuits for 30 minutes in the oven that you had previously left preheating. The baking time will depend on each type of oven, the ideal is to remove them when you notice that the surface is golden.
Unmold the cakes and let them cool on a wire rack.
Before proceeding to decorate the biscuits, with a long serrated knife, cut them in half in horizontal layers.
To decorate the cake with the layers of strawberries and cream
In a large bowl, add the cream, honey, lemon zest, honey and vanilla. Mix a little and check that the sweetness is fine.
With the help of the electric mixer, beat vigorously on high speed until it is thick and peaks form.
Put the cream in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before using it on the cake.
To start decorating the cake, add the chopped strawberries to the first layer of cake until the entire surface is covered. Next, add a layer of whipped cream and with the help of a spatula, spread evenly until all the strawberries are covered.
Place the second layer of the cake and repeat the same process from the previous step. You can place one or two layers of strawberries as you like. Continue alternating layers of biscuit with strawberries and cream until finished.
On the surface of the last layer, spread the rest of the whipped cream with the help of the spatula and decorate with the reserved strawberries. If you like, you can decorate with whole or cut strawberries, and make designs with the whipped cream and a pastry bag.
Store the cake in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
To cut the cake, you need to soak the knife in hot water and dry quickly to make the cut. This process must be repeated for subsequent cuts.
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Conclusions with Cream
This is a delicious type of dessert and typically consumed during love celebrations. Therefore, it is more common during Valentine's celebrations.
However, as you may have noticed, it is very simple to prepare, and it is not necessary to use so many ingredients for its preparation.
Therefore, we recommend preparing it at home, adding your personal touch and surprising the person you love the most with this delicious dessert.