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Strawberry Gingercream Shortcake

Strawberry Gingercream ShortcakeTender ginger-flavored shortcake layered with ginger-cream and strawberries.

Recipe Ingredients:

Shortcake:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons ground ginger
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water

Gingercream:
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger

2 pint baskets California strawberries, stemmed and halved

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour round 8-inch layer cake pan.
  2. For Shortcake: In large mixer bowl cream butter. Slowly add sugar, mixing until well blended. Add ginger and eggs; beat well. Beat in dry ingredients alternately with water. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake in center of oven 45 minutes or until pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Turn out onto rack to cool completely.
  3. For Gingercream: Beat whipping cream sugar and ginger to form soft peaks.
  4. Slice cake horizontally into two layers. Place one layer on serving plate. Spread with one-half of the gingercream; top with 1/4 of the strawberries. Top with second layer. Spoon remaining cream over top; garnish with strawberries. Dust with additional powdered ginger. Cut into wedges. Pass remaining strawberries separately.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): 427 calories; 24 g fat; 127 mg cholesterol; 220 mg sodium; 48 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 3 g fiber.

Recipe provided courtesy of California Strawberry Commission. ©2003 California Strawberry Commission. All rights reserved. Used with permission.