Strawberry Shortcake

Makes 1 (9-inch) shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Yield

1 (9-inch) shortcake

Difficulty

Easy

Prep Time

0:10

Bake Time

25 to 30 minutes

Cool Time

5 minutes

Rise Time

30 minutes plus 1 hour

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup warm water (100° to 110°F)
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter OR margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh sliced strawberries
  • Whipped cream

Directions

  1. Place warm water in large bowl. Stir in yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar. Add 1 cup flour; stir until smooth. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place for 30 minutes. Using electric mixer, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light. Add eggs, vanilla and salt; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in yeast mixture and remaining flour. Pour into greased 9-inch round pan. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  2. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Cool 5 minutes in pan on wire rack; invert onto wire rack to complete cooling.
  3. To serve, cut into wedges; top with strawberries and whipped cream.

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