Strawberry Shortcake Sheet Cake

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Miami!!

In England I only ever really baked round or square cakes or cupcakes but on arrival here in the USA, I quickly leaned that the sheet cake was the most popular form of cake.

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Strawberry Shortcake Sheet Cake

This strawberry shortcake sheet cake is a nod to the American sheet pan cake but maintaining a little of my english heritage with the strawberries and cream.
Cook Time 35 mins
+ cooling 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 35 mins

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup very cold unsalted butter diced
  • 4 cups self raising flour
  • cup plus an additional four tablespoons of white sugar
  • cups cold buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp buttermilk
  • 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups strawberries sliced
  • ¾ cup strawberry jam
  • 5 tsp Nielsen Massey Pure Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425f and grease and line a 13 x 9 inch sheet pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour and sugar then add in the diced cold better and using a pastry blender, work butter into the flour mixture until it is crumbly.
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  • Add in the one and a quarter cups of cold buttermilk and three teaspoons of the vanilla extract and stir until combined.
  • Turn out into the prepared tin and press down into an even layer using lightly floured hands.
  • Brush with the tablespoon of buttermilk and sprinkle over a tablespoon of sugar.
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  • Bake in the oven for 16-18 minutes until the top is starting to turn golden brown then allow to cool completely in the pan.
  • Once cooled, place the strawberries and one teaspoon of vanilla extract into a bowl and stir. Allow to stand for fifteen minutes stirring occasionally.
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  • Place the heavy whipping cream, three tablespoons of sugar and one teaspoon of vanilla extract into a bowl and whisk until soft peaks form.
  • Heat the strawberry jam over a low heat until loose and smooth.
  • Remove the shortcake from the pan and place onto a large platter.
  • Spread over the whipped cream, top with the strawberries (you can be creative with your design if you wish) and drizzle over the strawberry jam.
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  • Serve immediately.
Course: Dessert, Sweet
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Quick & Easy, Shortcake, Strawberry

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