Showing posts with label shortcake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shortcake. Show all posts

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Devil's Food Strawberry Shortcake / #SundaySupper

Every Dad has a favorite dessert. My husbands favorite is Strawberry Shortcake. It has been his favorite for most of his life. His mom made her shortcake with sweet biscuits and then covered them with sliced strawberries and a scoop of whipped cream. It was delicious and a wonderful summer treat!
Today I made Devil's Food Strawberry Shortcake, another of my husband favorites. I baked a single chocolate sponge cake, which is light and airy, and compliments the strawberries perfectly. I drizzled milk chocolate ganache over the cake and berries, sort of a nod to chocolate covered strawberries, and topped it off with a dollop of homemade whipped cream. I think you are going to like this!  Happy Father's Day to all you Dads!
 Devil's Food Strawberry Shortcake
(printable recipe at bottom of page)

6 Egg Yolks
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Flour
1/3 cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
6 Egg Whites 
1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1/2 cup Sugar
5 ounces Milk Chocolate, melted
12-15 Fresh Strawberries, sliced into thin slices
1/3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream (learn to make it here)
 

Mix the egg yolks on high speed for 5 minutes. The mix should become thick and have a lemon color.
Add in the orange juice and vanilla. Beat on low speed to combine.
Using low speed, beat in the cup of sugar. Increase the speed to medium and mix until the mix is thick and doubles in volume.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour and the cocoa powder.
Start mixing the flour into the egg yolk mix by sprinkling a 1/4 cup of flour on the top of the egg yolk mix, and then folding the flour into the egg yolk liquid. Repeat adding the flour, 1/4 cup at a time. Set mix aside.
In a mixing bowl, mix together the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add the 1/2 cup of sugar a little at a time, mixing on high until stiff peaks form.
Fold a cup of the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mix. Then fold the entire bowl of egg yolk mixture into the egg white mix. 
Flour and spray the pan you want to use for the cakes. Fill with the batter. Bake at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes. 
While cakes are baking, melt chocolate in a double boiler on low.
Once cakes are done, cool for ten minutes, then remove from pan.
Once chocolate is melted, heat the whipping cream in a microwave. It should be warm, but not hot. Adding just a little at a time, start mixing the whipping cream and melted chocolate together, making a ganache. When you are happy with the consistency, stop adding cream. The chocolate should be drippy ( yes, that is a technical term) like in the picture.
Start building the shortcake. Place a cake on the bottom of the glass. Top with sliced strawberries. Drizzle with chocolate. You will have cake mix left over. The number on the toppings is for 2-3 servings.
Top with another cake, more strawberries, and chocolate. Add a spoonful of whipped cream, and garnish side of glass with a fresh strawberry!  

Thank you for stopping by today and letting me share this special Devil's Food Strawberry Shortcake! I hope you enjoyed it! For more special Father's Day meals, keep scrolling down the page to see some tasty dishes from the Sunday Supper family!  


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Devil's Food Strawberry Shortcake

INGREDIENTS:


  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 6 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 5 ounces Milk Chocolate, melted
  • 12-15 Fresh Strawberries, sliced into thin slices
  • 1/3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Mix the egg yolks on high speed for 5 minutes. The mix should become thick and have a lemon color.
  2. Add in the orange juice and vanilla. Beat on low speed to combine. Using low speed, beat in the cup of sugar. Increase the speed to medium and mix until the mix is thick and doubles in volume.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and the cocoa powder.
  4. Start mixing the flour into the egg yolk mix by sprinkling a 1/4 cup of flour on the top of the egg yolk mix, and then folding the flour into the egg yolk liquid. Repeat adding the flour, 1/4 cup at a time. Set mix aside.
  5. In a mixing bowl, mix together the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add the 1/2 cup of sugar a little at a time, mixing on high until stiff peaks form.
  6. Fold a cup of the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mix. Then fold the entire bowl of egg yolk mixture into the egg white mix.
  7. Flour and spray the pan you want to use for the cakes. Fill with the batter. Bake at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
  8. While cakes are baking, melt chocolate in a double boiler on low.
  9. Once cakes are done, cool for ten minutes, then remove from pan.
  10. Once chocolate is melted, heat the whipping cream in a microwave. It should be warm, but not hot. Adding just a little at a time, start mixing the whipping cream and melted chocolate together, making a ganache. When you are happy with the consistency, stop adding cream. The chocolate should be drippy ( yes, that is a technical term) like in the picture.
  11. Start building the shortcake. Place a cake on the bottom of the glass. Top with sliced strawberries. Drizzle with chocolate. You will have cake mix left over. The number on the toppings is for 2-3 servings.
  12. Top with another cake, more strawberries, and chocolate. Add a spoonful of whipped cream, and garnish side of glass with a fresh strawberry!
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Tall Stack of Shortcake

How are you set for shortcake this summer? Are you getting your fill or are you wanting more? When it comes to shortcake, I am always wanting more. I like to change up the way I eat it, but every style has to have the essentials: strawberries, pound cake, whipped cream and milk. This Tall Stack of Shortcake has all the requirements, and it looks pretty too! I baked the shortcakes in a pan with lots of small squares, but you could also make a large square shortcake, and just cut it to size.
A Tall Stack of Shortcake

Monday, July 9, 2012

A Week of Mini's and a Giveaway!

This week will be a week of mini's! What the heck am I talking about? Well, I just love little bite sized mini desserts, and if you are like me, you can't get enough of them either! So, starting today I will be making and posting (and eating!) a mini dessert everyday! Doesn't that sound like fun! I know, I love it too! :)

In celebration of our "mini week" The Freshman Cook is giving away a "Just Mini Desserts"cook book along with a Libbey, Just Desserts, 25 piece parfait! You must comment in the comment section and tell me what your favorite mini dessert is. You can comment every day this week until Sunday, July 15. Each day you comment is an entry. If you would like additional entries you may follow The Freshman Cook, and like our facebook page. Of course, that can only be done once and it doesn't matter what day you do that. So if you enter every day, like us on facebook, and follow us, you will have a total of 9 entries. I hope to hear from you!

Our first mini is a takeoff on strawberry shortcake and I call it Creamy Dreamy Shorties. Its made of strawberries, pastry cream, and pound cake, and topped with whipped cream. Yum!
Creamy Dreamy Shorties
Pound Cake
1 1/2 cups Butter
8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
3 cups Sugar
6 Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
3 cups Flour
1/8 teaspoon Salt

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour bread pans.(or really any kind of pan)
Beat your butter and cream cheese until creamy.
About 2 minutes.
Add your sugar a little at a time beat for 5-7 minutes.
Add your eggs, one at a time, beating just until
the yellow disappears. Add vanilla and mix well.
Combine your flour and salt in a bowl, then gradually
add the mix to your butter mixture. Have your mixer 
at low speed and mix just until blended.
Pour into your prepared pans and bake for 30-40 minutes.
Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes, then take it out of the pan.

Pastry Cream
2 cups Milk
1/4 cup Sugar
2 Egg Yolks
1 Egg
1/4 cup Cornstarch
1/3 cup Sugar
2 tablespoons Butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Using a heavy saucepan, stir together the milk
and 1/4 cup sugar.
Bring to a boil over medium heat.
In a medium bowl, mix together the egg yolk and the egg.
In a separate bowl, mix together the cornstarch and the
1/3 cup of sugar.
Then stir the sugar and cornstarch mix in to the
egg mix and ...
stir until smooth.
When your milk comes to a boil, drizzle about 1/2 of the milk into
the egg mix. This is called tempering the eggs.
You slowly add the milk so that the eggs can get used to the
high temperature and they won't curdle or cook.
As you are pouring, stir or whisk the eggs.
Once your eggs are mixed, pour the egg and milk
mix back into the pan with the rest of the milk.
Slowly bring the mix to a boil, stirring the entire time
until it thickens.
After it has thickened, remove from the heat.
(mine is still on the stove, but on a turned off burner)
Add your vanilla and butter, stirring until the
butter is completely blended.
Pour cream in to heat proof container.
Place a piece of plastic wrap on the top of the cream.
Make sure it is touching the cream.
This way a skin can not develop on the cream.
Refrigerate until chilled.

Strawberries
Cut up a few strawberries.
I made a little extra here.
If your strawberries need a little sweetening, sprinkle a
spoonful or two of sugar on them. Mix it up and refrigerate.

Assembly
Cut up some of the pound cake into small bite size pieces.
Use more or less depending on the size of your serving dish.
I went back and cut my strawberries into small pieces
as I was putting this together. Plus I wanted a few tiny pieces
for garnish on the top.
I filled the bottom with short cake, then added some
strawberries, and then some pastry cream.
Top it with whipped cream and garnish with strawberries.
This can be changed around according to the size
and design of your dish.
Enjoy!

Thanks for joining me today!

Please stop by tomorrow for another mini recipe
and don't forget you can enter the giveaway every day.
The giveaway ends on Sunday, July 15, 2012 @ 11.59pm PST.