[itsy bitsy strawberry shortcakes]

My mom got me these adorable mini bundt cupcake pans from Target [these ones are similar but mine are pastel] and they came with a tasty looking recipe right on the package. A quick scan revealed that I had nearly* all of the ingredients on hand, always an exciting moment. Vince was getting over a nasty bout with the flu so I decided to bake them as a hooray-you’re-able-to-keep-food-down treat.

* I thought I had all the ingredients except the recipe calls for two sticks of butter and I only had one. Not to be deterred I halved the recipe which led me to my first experience attempting to halve an egg… not sure I was entirely successful. I also underestimated the amount of batter poured into each cup, hence the half-eaten appearances of the freshly-baked cakes above.

Despite my shortcomings [wink] these little two-bite cakes were really fun to make and they’re just so darn cute.

Itsy Bitsy Strawberry Shortcakes

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • strawberry jam
  • dash of pure vanilla extract

Heat oven to 325 F. Grease and flour pan. In large mixing bowl, mix butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and egg until light and fluffy. Sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture; mix well. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the batter into each prepared cup. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan, cool completely on rack. Place about 1/2 teaspoon of the strawberry jam in center of each cake. Lightly dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Yields 12 cakes.

 

 

 

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  1. OMG these mini-Strawberry ShortCakes should be outlawed and only 25 calories each… right !!

    I came across a sort of “palm readers” evaluation of your dessert choices.

    For those who choose Strawberry ShortCake here’s the research:

    STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE… Romantic, warm, loving. You care about other people and can be counted on in a pinch. You also tend to melt. You can be overly emotional at times. And sometimes can be annoying.

    I don’t agree with the melting part…
    Just kidding.

    Please send me a couple dozen…
    or I will get real annoying!!!

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    1. this is so so so funny and i will make you some in person this weekend!! this time i’ll make sure i have all of the ingredients so they will be even better. :)

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      1. Woo Hoo Can’t wait for those mini-strawcakes.
        Your coming home this weekend. What the occasion?

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        1. oooohh just a little thing called father’s day! i’ll be celebrating the best dad in the universe!

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          1. Your the best !!!

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