Strawberry Sponge-cake, Great Desert for Mom!
What's good about this recipe is that you can get the kids in on making a dessert for Mom on Mother's Day. There are no knives used in this preparation. The sharpest thing we used was a grapefruit spoon. If you use biscuits its called Strawberry Shortcake. Because you use shortening for biscuits, they call them shortcakes.
You will need:
1lb Fresh Strawberries
2 Packages Sponge Cake Dessert Cups or 12 Biscuits
1 cup Sugar
1 can Whipped Cream
Serves 4 to 5
So lets start with the strawberries. Remove the green part of the berry with the grapefruit spoon.
Here is what makes this kid friendly, instead of using a knife to cut the berries we use a egg slicer.
Once the berries are finished, pour in the sugar and give them a stir, then place in the fridge for an hour or so. This will create a nice sauce to soak into the sponge cake or biscuits.
Once the berries have a nice bit of sauce on them we can build the sponge-cakes. You can use a plate or shallow bowl. I used a plate because it looks more dramatic.
Place a sponge-cake on the center of the plate.
Place a spoonful or two of berries on the cake.
Hit it with a layer of whipped cream.
and then just repeat and top with some berries and sauce.
I like this with the sponge-cake better than the biscuits. I know that the biscuit are the traditional cake of choice so use what you prefer.
This is a great desert to get the kids involved. I would use the shallow bowls with the kids, I had a hard time trying to keep it upright.
So Happy Day to all you Mothers!