Strawberry Shortcake

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By Cooking Panda


You’re going to absolutely fall in love with this recipe for Strawberry Shortcake. It’s utterly delicious.

For The Sponge Cake

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Cooking spray
  • Directions

    1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

    2) Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Set aside.

    3) In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and continue beating. Gradually add dry mixture and buttermilk. Beat until mixed well.

    4) Grease a mini cake pan with cooking spray. Add about two heaping tablespoons to each cake tin. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

    For Strawberry Puree And Filling

  • 1 container fresh strawberries, washed and quartered
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Directions

    1) Add half of your water to a small pot and add strawberries.

    2) Add sugar and make sure to stir continuously.

    3) In a small bowl, whisk together remaining water and corn starch to make a corn starch slurry. When the strawberries start to bubble, stir in corn starch slurry.

    4) Once thick, remove from heat and cool in the refrigerate until ready to use.

    For The Vanilla Pudding

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 large egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Directions

    1) In a sauce pan over medium heat, mix brown sugar, white sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in milk and cook.

    2) In a small bowl, slightly beat egg yolks. Now you want to temper your eggs. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the hot mixture into the eggs yolks. Add that mixture back into the pan and stir.

    3) Bring pudding to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Allow to cool completely.

    For The Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Directions

    1) Place metal or glass mixing bowl in freezer for 15 minutes before starting process.

    2) Add all ingredients into cold mixing bowl and whip on high speed right until stiff peaks form. Keep cool until ready for use.

    To Assemble Your Strawberry Shortcake

    Remove sponge cakes from cake pan. Top with vanilla pudding, strawberries and whipped cream. Serve cool and enjoy!

    Tags: dessert, recipes, Southern Savvy, strawberry shortcake
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    Everyone needs a classic Pecan Pie recipe in their back pocket! And this recipe from Southern Girls Desserts is as good as it gets.

    Ingredients

  • 4 eggs + 1 egg beaten, for egg wash
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Pie crust, store bought or homemade
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • 2 cups pecans, chopped
  • Directions

    1) Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

    2) In a large bowl, beat 4 eggs very well. Add sugar, corn syrup, vanilla extract, salt and flour. Mix until combined. Finally, stir in melted butter.

    3) Brush pie shell with egg wash and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Pour filling into pie shell and cover with chopped pecans.

    4) Bake for one hour, until filling is set and study. Allow the pie the cool completely before serving. Enjoy!

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    You know how nice it is to sip on a Hennessy and Coke? Well now you can enjoy it in cake form with this easy and delicious recipe! The ladies over at Southern Girls Desserts created it for rapper Doug E. Fresh, and they’re still serving it today! Lucky for you, they’re sharing the secret recipe.

    Ingredients

    For The Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup chocolate pudding
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup Coca Cola
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Hennessy
  • 2 eggs
  • For The Frosting

  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Coca Cola
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Hennessy
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (add more for consistency, if needed)
  • Directions

    1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

    2) In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, chocolate pudding and baking soda. Whisk together and set aside.

    3) In a medium saucepan, add butter, cocoa powder, butter milk and Coca Cola. Heat until butter is melted and it almost comes to a boil. Turn off heat and mix in vanilla extra and Hennessy. Set aside and allow to cool completely.

    4) Combine wet mixture with dry mixture, beating until combined. Add eggs and lightly beat until well mixed. Grease bundt cake tins and pour cake batter into greased pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until cake is cooked through. Cooking times may vary depending on the type of cake pan you’re using.

    5) While cakes bake, make your frosting. In a saucepan, add butter, cocoa powder and Coca Cola. Heat until butter is melted. Turn off heat and mix in vanilla extract and Hennessy. Cool in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Once it’s completely cooled, add powdered sugar one cup at a time and beat until well mixed. If the frosting is too wet, add a little more powdered sugar until the desired consistency is reached.

    6) Once cakes are cooked, allow them to cool completely before frosting. Serve and enjoy!

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    Chess Pie is one of the south’s oldest desserts, and it’s definitely one of the most delicious! Try this recipe for a rich and decadent chocolate experience.

    Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1 pie crust, store bought or homemade
  • Directions

    1) Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

    2) In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt and cocoa.

    3) Beat eggs into bowl, one at a time. Then add butter, vanilla extract, evaporated milk and condensed milk. Mix until smooth.

    4) Pour into a par baked pie shell (bake shell in oven for 10 minutes before adding mix). Place on a baking tray and fill baking tray with water to create a water bath.

    5) Carefully place in oven and bake for 60 minutes, or until filling is set. Remove from oven and cool in refrigerator for two to three hours.

    6) Once it’s cold, serve and enjoy!

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    Wanna make a delicious dessert without a ton of work? Then you need to make this Lazy Peach Cobbler! Catarah Coleman and Shoneji Robison are here to show you how. It’s Southern Savvy!

    Ingredients

  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1 small can condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 large can sliced peaches in heavy syrup
  • Directions

    1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

    2) Melt butter directly in your baking pan.

    3) In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon, condensed milk and 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract. Pour into baking pan over melted butter.

    4) Add the entire can of peaches (including the juice) over mixture. Top with 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.

    5) Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown.

    6) Serve warm with ice cream and enjoy!

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