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Layered Strawberry Shortcake

Prep Time
25
minutes
Cook Time
25
minutes
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Layered Strawberry Shortcake
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Ingredients
Servings
12 servings
Shortcake

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1 cup Florida Crystals Organic Raw Cane Sugar, divided

4 eggs, separated

1 ½ teaspoons almond extract

¼ cup whole natural almonds

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup blanched almond flour

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

Whipped Cream

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided

1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

¼ cup Florida Crystals® Organic Raw Cane Sugar

Garnish

1 pint fresh strawberries

Instructions
Shortcake

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and line with parchment 2 — 8 inch round cake pan.

Step 2

In mixer bowl with paddle attachment or hand mixer with beaters, cream butter and 3/4 cup of the Flordia Crystals Organic Raw Cane Sugar on high speed until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and almond extract and continue to beat for 2 minutes.

Step 3

In small food processor, grind almonds to the consistency of coarse meal or breadcrumbs; then, add ground almonds to batter.

Step 4

In a separate mixing bowl, sift or whisk together flours, salt, and baking powder; then stir into batter.

Step 5

Clean the bowl the dry ingredients were in to whip egg whites with clean beaters until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup of Florida Crystals Organic Raw Cane Sugar and beat until stiff peak form. Fold egg whites into batter.

Step 6

Divide batter between the 2 prepared pans and bake 25 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes clean. Cool on wire rack before removing layers from pans.

Stabilized Whipped Cream

Step 1

In a microwavable bowl or cup, heat 1/4 cup of the heavy cream until hot. Stir in gelatin until dissolved; then, let cool to room temperature.

Step 2

In chilled mixing bowl with chilled beaters, whip remaining cream until soft peaks form; then, beat in reserved heavy cream with the gelatin and sugar until stiff peaks form. Chill until ready to assemble the cake.

Assembly

Step 1

Slice 1 cup of the strawberries for the filling and keep the rest whole, if desired, for the top. 

Step 2

In a separate bowl, fold the sliced berries into 2 cups of the whipped cream, chill to set the gelatin; then sandwich the 2 cake layers with the cream. 

Step 3

Decorate the top with remaining whipped cream and strawberries.

Chef's Tip

Ground almonds can be made in a mini food processor and should have the consistency of coarse meal. 

For best results, egg whites should be room temperature. Beat egg whites in a bowl that is not plastic. 

For best results, heavy whipping cream should be whipped as cold as possible.

Do not over whip the cream.