Strawberry Shortcake Recipe*

strawberries and shortcake

Fresh strawberries ready for the fresh out of the oven shortcake.

Anytime I mention my wife’s good cooking, or in this case baking, I should automatically include the recipe. But you know how men are. However, having enjoyed yet another meal of the sweet, spongy cake, smothered with strawberries and moistened to taste with a little skim milk, I thought it best to post the recipe, with compliments to Neva and appropriate recognition to the late Doris Janzen Longacre, who compiled the More-with-Less Cookbook from whence the recipe originated. – Bruce Stambaugh

Carla’s Hot Milk Sponge Cake

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Beat two eggs in mixing bowl.
3. Add one cup of sugar and one teaspoon of vanilla and beat until light.
4. Combine separately one cup of flour, one teaspoon of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
5. Fold dry ingredients by hand into egg mixture.
6. Bring to boil in a small saucepan 1/2 cup of milk and one teaspoon of butter/margarine.
7. Add this mixture slowly into the batter, stirring gently.
8. Pour the batter into a well-greased and floured 7″ x 12″ or 9″ x 9″ cake pan.
9. Bake 30-35 minutes.

Strawberry Shortcake ready to eat

Strawberry shortcake ready to be eaten.

*More-with-Less Cookbook, Doris Janzen Longacre, Copyright 2000, Herald Press, Scottdale, PA, p. 282.

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2 responses to “Strawberry Shortcake Recipe*

  1. Carol Cripps

    You are a lifesaver! My ancient, tattered copy of More with Less is missing this page, and guess what I’ve been asked to bring to my sister’s house.
    By the way, this recipe multiplies well – I’ve even quadrupled it and baked it in a large rectangular roasting pan, cut it into quarters and frozen it so I’d have dessert for drop-in dinner guests. Thanks so much for posting this so I could find it on a morning when my memory wasn’t quite working.

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    • Carol,

      I’m so glad you found the recipe. That’s the one thing I really like about writing, blogging, and sharing. You just never know how the info/subject matter will impact people.

      Sounds to me, though, that you might need a new More with Less cookbook.

      All the best,

      Bruce

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