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Easy Strawberry Cake

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Easy Strawberry Cake

 

Have you ever dreamed of a sweet, fruity dessert that’s easy to make and a crowd-pleaser? Look no further than

this easy strawberry shortcake, a gem that’s almost as fun to make as it is to eat. I stumbled upon the joy of this

cake by chance at a family gathering in Golden July in the Midwest, where strawberries are as much a staple as

sweet corn. There’s something special about how the light, flaky crust nestles against the fresh strawberries,

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glazed to perfection. It’s a perfect gift for

occasions when you just need a simple dessert that will impress.Whether it’s a spontaneous Sunday brunch or a

“just because” moment, this delicious cake is the warm hug your table has been waiting for.

When it comes to serving this delicious strawberry cake, I love pairing it with a dollop of freshly whipped cream

or a scoop of vanilla ice cream because it melts easily and creates a wonderfully creamy combination. On the

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website? A steaming cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea is the perfect companion.

Easy Strawberry Cake

Ingredients:

– 1 pre-made cake mix (or homemade if you feel like more)

– 1 quart fresh strawberries, peeled and halved

– 1 cup granulated sugar

– 3 tablespoons cornstarch

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– 3/4 cup water

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

– whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)

Instructions:

1. Bake the premade pie crust according to package directions and allow to cool completely. If you’re making it

at home, do the same thing: bake the beauty and let it cool.

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2. Take half of your strawberries and mash them in a pot.You want these guys to break down and prepare to

become the frosting that makes your cake the star of the show.

3. Add sugar, cornstarch and water to the strawberry puree and mix well. Bring this delicious concoction to a boil

and simmer, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Stop drooling because it smells heavenly!4.

Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Allow this mixture to cool to room temperature.

5. Add the rest of the halved strawberries to the cooled cake base.They can be as ordered or random as you like;

They will be delicious either way.

6. Pour the cooled strawberry mixture over the halved strawberries on the base, making sure it is evenly

distributed to create an attractive, glossy finish.

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7. Place the cake in the refrigerator until firm. Give it at least 3 hours, but if you can wait longer it will be even

better.8. Serve with a generous helping of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream and watch it disappear!

variations and tips:

– Want a change? Try adding a handful of blueberries or raspberries for a delicious berry flavor.

– If you are watching your sugar, you can reduce the granulated sugar to 3/4 cup.The cake will be a little less

sweet, but still delicious.

– Don’t have time to cool your frosting? Place in the refrigerator to cool quickly; Just stir it occasionally to keep it

smooth.

– If you like it hot straight from the oven, serve this cake slightly warmed. About 10 seconds in the microwave

should be enough.Remember: the best part of any recipe is making it yourself. Don’t be afraid to play with flavors

and textures until you find the perfect rhythm for your strawberry cake. Happy baking, friends!

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