A Sweet Ending

John Standring, because he deserved a sweeter ending
johns cake
 SWEET STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CAKE
CAST OF CHARACTERS
cakeingredientsjS
(Butter and sour cream should be brought to room temperature )
2 POUNDS OF STRAWBERRIES  —USE TEASPOON TO REMOVE STEMS
1 1/2 CUPS CAKE FLOUR
3 TABLESPOONS CORNSTARCH
1 TABLESPOON BAKING SODA
1/2 TEASPOON SALT
1 1/2 CUPS SUGAR TO BE MIXED WITH BUTTER PLUS EXTRA FOR SPRINKLING ON STRAWBERRIES
9 TABLESPOONS BUTTER , SOFTENED
3 LARGE EGGS
1/2 CUP SOUR CREAM .ROOM TEMPERATURE
2 TEASPOONS VANILLA EXTRACT
Need 1 –  8 ‘ cake pan 2’ deep  .GREASED AND FLOURED  OR SPRAYED WITH BAKERS JOY
Set oven 350  bake 45 to 50 minutes
1 )SIFT TOGETHER FLOUR ,CORNSTARCH ,BAKING SODA AND SALT AND SIFT ONTO WAX PAPER OR SEPARATE BOWL
flourJS
2]CREAM BUTTER AND SUGAR TILL LIGHT AND FLUFFY USING ELECTRIC MIXER
3]ADD EGGS ONE AT A TIME MIXING WELL WITH EACH ADDITION
4]ADD SOUR CREAM AND VANILLA ..MIX UNTIL JUST COMBINED
5]ADD DRY INGREDIENTS ..MIX ON LOW TIL BARELY COMBINED
POUR INTO GREASED AND FLOURED PAN ..USING RUBBER SPATULA TO MAKE EVEN IN PAN BAKE FOR 45 TO 50 MINUTES ..CAKE WILL WOBBLE IN PAN IF NOT DONE ..REMOVE IMMEDIATELY AND COOL ON RACK
WHEN COOLED USE LONG SERRATED KNIFE TO CUT IN HALF  ..ALLOW TO COOL COMPLETELY
cakeonrackJS
WHILE CAKE IS BAKING AND COOLING …
 SLICE 1 1/2 POUNDS STRAWBERRIES TOP TO BOTTOM .,PLACE IN BOWL AND SPRINKLE ON 3 TABLESPOONS SUGAR ..STIR AND LET SIT HALF AN HOUR
strawberriesJS

 

MASH WITH FORK   ( YOUR CHOICE ON HOW MUCH MASHING ] ON PLATE ..DIVIDE IN 2 ( ONTO PLATES} ..SPRINKLE PLATE OF STRAWBERRIES  WITH 1 TABLESPOON MORE OF SUGAR ‘LET SIT FOR ANOTHER HALF AN HOUR
ARRANGE CAKES SLICED SIDES UP AND SPREAD STRAWBERRIES ON I/2 INCH FROM EDGES
strawberryoncake
FREEZE BOTH HALVES 10 TO 15 MINUTES
WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING
CHILLED BOWL WITH CHILLED WHISK  … 2 CUPS HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM WITH 1/4 CUP POWDERED SUGAR (MORE OR LESS TO YOUR TASTE)
WHIP TILL  THICK
PUT WHIPPNG CREAM OVER STRAWBERRIES AND CONTINUE ON SIDES AND TOP
strawberrycakelayer
icingcakeJS
USE LEFTOVER STRAWBERRIES FOR GARNISH
garnishcake
CHILL IN REFRIGERATOR   AND SERVE
 cutcake
MATCHES THE COLOR OF JOHN’S CHEEKS DON’T YOU THINK ?
JScheeks
This recipe and photographs were submitted by Joy who would have loved to see a sweeter ending for a sweet man.
Happy Endings,
ARmyofChefs