Eat Drink & Be Mary: Mama's Strawberry Shortcake


Mama's Strawberry Shortcake

Spring may have just arrived, but I'm ready for the warm weather to stick around for good.  And I know where many of you are it already feels like Summer -- in fact, T is living it up in SC with above 70 weather every day.  I'm soo jealous and to think, this time next year I'll be soaking up that warm weather too.  eek!

With warmer weather around the corner I find myself craving those light and fruity desserts that are perfect to get your sweet fix & easy to make.  When it's warm out, I'm not crazy about cranking up the oven to 350 degrees and adding to all that current go to?  Strawberry Shortcake.

When I think about summers from my childhood several things come to mind, one of them is my mom's strawberry shortcake.  And now I can see why she made it so often, it's beyond easy to make.  And with my very own twist on her recipe I'm here to share a dessert that will be your go-to this summer for BBQs, pool parties, or just because when your sweet tooth won't let up...

2 qt. Strawberries
1/4 cup Sugar (add more to taste, depending on strawberry amount)
Angel Food Cake
Cool Whip

1. Prep your strawberries.  Remove green leaves, and cut into fours (or desired size).  Place in Tupperware with 1/4 cup sugar, and let it sit in the refrigerator for several hours (overnight is recommended).  You can add more sugar later if you want your strawberries even sweeter.
2. Time to layer.  Cut angel food cake into squares, add strawberries, top with cool whip.  
3. Enjoy!

Seriously, so easy with little prep and more than worth the work.  The toughest part is waiting for the strawberries to create their magic. ;)  

Serving at a party?  You can easily turn these into mini strawberry shortcakes and layer them in shooters or glasses.  Or assemble in a trifle glass bowl.  

This is one dessert that you can eat with your eyes first, and boy does it look delicious.  Just pop a spoon in it, and you can bet your bottom dollar as soon as I finished taking these pictures...that strawberry shortcake was as good as gone. 

What's a recipe that reminds you of your childhood?  What is your favorite Summer recipe?

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  1. A dessert that my mom used to always make (and still does for Christmas, especially) is peanut clusters. They are those chocolate covered peanut clusters? They have a mix of peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips melted together with peanuts thrown in, then thrown in the fridge to harden? Ohmygoodness, so addicting.

  2. Strawberry shortcake is one of my FAVORITE summertime desserts, and I LOVE individual desserts like these! They're such an easy, yet impressive way to serve at parties!

  3. OMG I need to come through the screen and have some of this, LOOKS SOOOO GOOOOD!

  4. Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts. YUM!!

  5. I love strawberry shortcake, and these look delicious! This post is making me so hungry!

  6. yum- i am all about some strawberry shortcake {reminds me of being a little girl!!}

  7. Oh my, I love strawberry shortcake! This looks delicious! Xo, Stephanie

  8. Mmmmmmmmmmm. Yes please!
    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  9. Oh.My.Word. I can't wait to try this recipe when I can find fresh strawberries! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. They're everywhere in groceries stores right now! Well at least near me. Mother Nature Is practically begging us all to make and enjoy these all the way until September. :)

  11. I'd send you some if it shipping well. ;)

  12. Me too! I could go for some right now (again). ;)

  13. Same Nelle. I swear it must've been out staple in the summers when we were kids.

  14. Haha, make some girl!! It'll be the perfect thing to help you recover from your trip and get back to reality.

  15. These sound delicious. I've never had them, but I know my family would be all over that chocolate action.


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