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Strawberry Sponge Shortcake

This is my wife’s favorite strawberry shortcake recipe.  Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll love it!

Strawberry shortcake

shortcake batter in KitchenAid stand mixer

Strawberry Sponge Shortcake




  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease one 8×8 cake pan; set aside.Shortcake in baking pan
In a small bowl stir together flour and baking powder; set aside.
In a large bowl beat eggs on high about 4 minutes, until slightly thickened.
Gradually add sugar. Beat mixture on medium for 4 to 5 minutes, until pale yellow and thickened.
Add flour mixture.  Beat on low just until combined.
Add 2 T butter to hot milk. Stir into the batter with vanilla.
Pour into pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.