A perfect dessert for a summer’s day, this strawberry shortcake will make you wish it were summer all year round. Get your fill in while the strawberries are in prime season.
The other day a friend on Instagram (follow Golden Barrel if you’re not already!) posted a recipe her grandmother used to make and one that’s been on repeat at her house–this here shortcake. Although, it was called something else like “Cottage Pudding.” Old cookbooks do that to ya–they have odd names for things and you’re like, “Oh. That’s just normal shortcake for strawberry shortcake.” So if you go by cookbook names, this is called Cottage Pudding (whhyyy??) and to everyone else, Yummy Strawberry Shortcake.
Growing up I was always the girl who, when at the ice cream truck, picked the strawberry shortcake ice cream bar when everyone else wanted fudge bars or anything else chocolate. I just always loved the combination of strawberries and cream. This dessert is no exception. The cake is a denser one full of sweet vanilla flavor and can hold up to those perfectly-ripened strawberries, soaking up their delicious juices.
It’s strawberry season here in Lancaster County (as mentioned in my last post) so you have to take full advantage of all things strawberry.
Because these farm-fresh berries are so sweet, I didn’t add any sugar to them. If you like your shortcake more juicy, feel free to add a couple tablespoons of sugar to your cut-up strawberries, mix together, and it’ll create a more juicy experience.
Finished with some whipped cream, this dessert is the perfect ending to a summer’s night. Try it with ice cream too for a more filling treat!
Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.