Strawberry Shortcake

Happy National Strawberry Shortcake Day! 

 

Strawberry shortcake has been “this-is-birthday-cake” and it’s the ultimate type of popular cake in Japan. I celebrated many birthdays and even Christmas with strawberry shortcakes. (btw as the youngest kids in my extended family, the chocolate plate and mini edible santa clause were always mine. By looking back at the memory, I’m horrified how cruel I was…was I thinking “hey santa clause, thank you for the gift and your work this year is done now. Now be in my tummy!”)

 

It’s not the birthday of me or my family members’ or friends, but sometimes people crave yummy cake, so here it is! 

 

Ready to check the recipe? Let’s bake! 

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Strawberry Shortcake

strawberry shortcake

<Ingredients>

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*For 2 12oz ramekin size

Whipped Cream

Strawberry Whipped Cream

For decoration

 

<Directions>

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F
  2. Mix water, oil, and egg together in a mixing bowl. Add cake mix and lightly mix.
  3. Spread parchment sheet in the ramekin and pour the cake batter.
  4. Transfer them in the oven and bake them for about 20min ~ 30 min.
  5. Remove the cake from the oven and let them cool completely.
  6. Prepare whipped cream & strawberry whipped cream.
  7. Insert knife horizontally to your cake. Spread cream and place some strawberries. Stack another cake and decorate the cake with whipped cream, strawberry cream, and fruits. Enjoy!

 

<Cooking Tips>

  • Now be wise to make 2 types of whipped cream. You can make whipped creams in a manual way or take advantage of having a food processor(or stand mixer, if you’re super lucky! I’m jealous!!) Also when you do, make white whipped cream first to avoid extra washing/wiping time. 
  • Adjust sweet level of whipped cream based on your preference. If you don’t know how many tablespoons of sugar makes just right, start with just a tablespoon and have taste test time. Then switch your spoon to teaspoon. Adding is easy but subtracting isn’t!
  • Be creative for cake decoration & have fun! You’re an artist now!

strawberry cake

Yum! The weather was nice the other day so I had this beauty to photoshoot outside. I think I’d better experimenting more and learning about lighting, but it was a great start! Also now I know why a lot of people have birthday party in the park…it’s so nice to have cake outside.(just be careful when you bring the cake around. Sometimes just the right size to make you trip is right there!

 


Thank you for joining me for National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day’s post! I had so much fun reading about your experience. And while reading all the story, I realized that the kitchen gives us not only yummy food but also a lot of lessons, memories, and love. I hope my blog can be like that too!

 

<Other Cake Ideas for Your Special Day>

Tangy sweet! Raspberry chocolate Cake

raspberry choco cake

2 types of treats in a single cake! Pudding Cake

cut pudding cake

Well someone prefers savory. Modan Savory Cake

modan yaki

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Adelheid says:

    Anything strawberry is my daughter’s favorite! 🥰😁😄

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh really! That’s good to hear, she can have the strawberry on top of my cake😆 I’m not big fan of strawberry on top of cake(enough for the cute look to me haha), so I always give it to someone who likes it.

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      1. Adelheid says:

        Cake, cupcake, ice cream – if it’s strawberry, she’ll buy it for herself 😁 because I don’t eat strawberry. 😆😆😆

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Oh wait what!?😂 where did your daughter learn how yummy the strawberries are?🤣🍓✨

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      3. Adelheid says:

        Groceries here have packed strawberries and she would always pick one. Her taste bud is quite different than mine. 😅😅😅

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      4. Tanooki says:

        Haha~really! But she sure will grow expert-sweet-strawberry-picker😂👍🍓✨

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  2. aparna12 says:

    Wow. Such a super yummy , delightful and a delicious blog. Always enjoy the visual treat by going through your posts. Very very tasty and delightful. ♥️♥️♥️♥️😍😍🥰🥰🥰😘😘😍😍

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Aparna❤️ Have some strawberry shortcake today😊🍰❤️

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  3. johnrieber says:

    A beautiful dish!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you john!🍰

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  4. M. Lee Keena says:

    That looks so good 😋Strawberries have been very good this season. I had been craving strawberry shortcake with those little Angel food cups, but this looks much better. 🍓🍰

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Aww thank you Michelle❤️ Yes strawberries are in very good season😋 The aroma of sweet strawberries are always tempting me to get more box of them in grocery store😂🍓🍰

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  5. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Wonderful! Looks delicious and beautiful! Thank’s for share, Tanooki.
    When is your birthday? Have a lovely time! Keep well.
    Elvira

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    1. Tanooki says:

      It’s actually coming up soon. June 30th is my birthday😊
      When is yours?

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      1. elvira797mx says:

        Wow! It’s coming! Wonderful!
        Mine is September 7☺️
        You can start to celebrate, all the month 🎂🎉🎂🎉🎂🕯️🥂

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Haha~yeah I think so! I’d bake another cake😂👍🍰
        Sep 7th! Wow it’s pretty soon too, enjoy making your current age’s memory, Elvira❤️

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      3. elvira797mx says:

        Great! Thank’s, dear Tanooki!
        We need to celebrate a lot! Sure You are younger than me. But I believe that everybody is young until 99 years old. Haha,ha… I am just going to be in the middle of my life…😂🥳🙏🏻🥂🎉🎂❤️🙏🏻 You are so kind.

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      4. Tanooki says:

        Agh I’m not sure about the age😂 But I agree, people should be young until 99 years old and from 100, we gotta be cancel out 3 digits and starting with fresh numbers😂💕✨

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      5. elvira797mx says:

        Haha, if you are agree don’t count like numbers, count like cuality. Great!
        100 years old! Too young! 😀
        Ok! You can do it! 😂💕✨🎂🤞

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  6. Your cake creations are so handsome. Growing up in Germany, we ate strawberry cake in June once the fruits in the garden were ripe, but the berries were usually arranged on a type of angel food cake. As a child, it was one of my favorite summer delights.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      That sounds so delightful! When food has a background story from childhood, it must be extra yum❤️✨ Hope you enjoy strawberry shortcake this summer😋👍💕✨🍰

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      1. I haven’t yet, but will try to do so soon! 😊🍓🍓🍓

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      2. Tanooki says:

        👍💕✨🍓

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  7. Livia says:

    Ohhhh 😍😍 That isn’t just a shortcake, that’s a piece of art! It looks so amazingly delicious 🤩🤩
    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe and the mouthwatering photos 🙏😍

    Hey, cool, your birthday is only a few days after mine. 😁👍

    By the way, I haven’t prepared whipped cream with it yet, but I have a whisk top piece for my immersion blender and that works perfectly to beat egg whites. So I guess it should work for whipped cream, too. 🤔 And it’s far less expensive than a food processor or stand mixer.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh wait, what!? When is your birthday?👀💕

      And wow you are so lucky to have that immersion blender❤️ I don’t have one but it’s so tempting…it’s small comparing stand mixer or food processor, so that should keep my kitchen neat too😂

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      1. Livia says:

        Ya, indeed, the immersion blender takes much less space and you can use it also directly in pans or other containers. I have only that one and use it for everything. 😊
        My bday is just 4 days before yours 😉

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Oh really! Wow I’m so glad that your bday is close to mine😊✨ We both will celebrate it with yummy food👍🎉🥳✨

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