Sunday, January 1, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake Minis

I had a party recently and made these adorable mini strawberry shortcakes. They looked adorable on the sweet table, and stayed neat. These are a lot simpler than making a full cake.


2 pounds fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
5 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups white sugar
canned dairy whipped cream


-preheat an oven to 375ºF (190ºC)
-grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking dish.
-whisk the flour together with cornstarch, and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
-beat the egg yolks in a small bowl with the vanilla extract until smooth; set aside.
-whip the egg whites with an electric mixer, slowly add the sugar to the egg whites, until the sugar is incorporated and the whites are stiff..
-fold in the yolk mixture until almost fully blended into the whites.
-fold in the flour mixture until just combined.
-scrape the batter into the prepared baking dish. 
-bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 22 to 25 minutes.
-cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
-with a round cutter or bottom of a cup, cut as many circles as you can.
-whip your cream in a circular motion on top of each cake.
-decorate with 2-3 sliced strawberries on top.               

preparation: 35 minutes
bake time: 25 minutes
yields: 10-12 servings

notes: you may also bake these in seperate small cake pans, just be sure to bake it for a little less time, and check on it often. hope you enjoy!

credits: Arielle B.

1 comment:

  1. yum, love this idea of the personals, it's so original!