Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

A Recipe from How to get the most out of your new Deluxe Sunbeam Mixmaster (1957)

About the Recipe

Confession time – I’ve never made strawberry shortcake from scratch before. Growing up, we used to get strawberries, whipped cream from a can, and those little yellow mini sponges that tasted just a little bit like actual yellow sponges. I don’t mean any offense to my parents, because as a kid it was great – but oh my goodness is this cake delicious.

It’s really a very savory cake until you decide how much sugar you really want in it. The shortcake itself is very crumbly and savory, and I used minimal sugar to coat the berries and even less in my whipped cream. The result is a light, fluffy cake that had the whole table going back for seconds.

This recipe is part of the Strawberry Season collection.

About the Book

Brand name booklets are my favorite. That said, this one is so so specific to this particular Sunbeam mixer. There’s a certain amount of know-how that you have to bring to the table for these recipes… unless of course you have the actual mixer. That said, it’s a great little booklet so far, and the photographs and illustrations are so fun. Can’t wait to dip into it again!

The Recipe!


2 c sifted all-purpose flour
3 t baking powder
3/4 t salt
1/4 c sugar
1/2 c shortening
1 egg
1/3 c plus 1 T milk
2 pts. strawberries, crushed and sweetened
1/2 pt. heavy cream, chilled


Clean strawberries, mash lightly, sweeten. Save a few pretty ones for garnish. Set oven at 450*F to preheat. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into large Mixmaster bowl. Add shortening. Put egg into small Mixmaster bowl. Beat on No. 12 speed 1/4 min. Add milk. Remove from Mixer. Blend shortening and flour on No. 1 speed until like cornmeal, then add milk mixture. Beat only until blended. Pat dough into greased 9″ layer pan. Bake about 15 min. or until browned. Split shortcake, brush with melted butter. Put strawberries between and on top. Pile on the whipped cream or pass the cream pitcher. Garnish with whole berries.

Can also be baked as individual – pat dough out on floured surface, cut with 3″ cutter, put on cookie sheet. Bake 12 min.

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