Did you know that June 14th is National Strawberry Shortcake Day?! Well, it was and I missed it.
But better late than never I have my favorite version of strawberry shortcake for you today.
I am not a big fan of the traditional shortcake – it is a little heavy and dry for my tastes. I prefer a little lighter and moister version. I played around in the kitchen this past weekend with a couple different versions. Those of you who follow me on Instagram may have seen my first attempt.
It was a total flop – it was my attempt at an orange chiffon cake. So I went back to the drawing board.
- 1½ C all purpose flour
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ C butter, softened
- 1 C granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ C whole milk
- 1½ tsp almond extract
- 1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- ½ C butter, room temperature
- 2 C powdered sugar
- ½ C lemon curd
- ½ C whipping cream
- 2 C berries (strawberries, raspberries and blueberries)