This is a very simple dessert to put together, I make this often, the strawberry gelatin bakes into the cake when baking, it's a wonderful recipe to make all year long, even in the winter, as it is made with frozen thawed strawberries. I think you will really enjoy this!
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 (16 ounce) packagethawed frozen sliced strawberries, with juice
- 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert
- 1⁄2 cup Crisco shortening
- 1⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 1⁄4 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup half-and-half or 1 cup milk
- Set oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
- Sprinkle the 4 cups of mini marshmallows on the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
- In a bowl, combine the frozen strawberries and jello gelatin powder; set aside.
- To make the cake: in a bowl, cream together the Crisco shortening, butter and sugar for about 2 minutes.
- Add in eggs and almond extract; beat for about 3-4 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the half and half cream; mix well until combined.
- Pour over the marshmallows in the pan.
- Spoon the strawberry mixture over the batter (don't worry about any bare spots!).
- Bake for 45-50 minutes.
- Cut in squares and serve with whipping cream of Cool Whip topping.
I only baked this 35 min and it was still over done. The jello and strawberry part was gummy and the cake was a little dry. I thought the flavor was okay but nothing special and everyone else hated it. I wouldn't make it again.
This was definatly the best shortcake I ever had! I mistakenly bought the whole berries that didn't come with juice, but it came out great! I don't think it needed it, but I will probally try it with juice next time. I sliced the partly frozed berries in my processer. Thanks for the recipe!
OMG! This was so yummy. The picture doesn't do it justice. Very easy and tasty. My favorite part was the inch thick strawberry layer that forms on the bottom. And when you flip it over (w/ the strawberry layer on top) it looks very pretty, especially with whip cream on top.