Strawberry Shortcake

An 8-inch square steamed shortcake is layered with strawberries and sweetened whipped cream. Use your favorite liqueur in the whipped cream.

Strawberry Shortcake


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coffee flavored liqueur
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, halved


1 Butter and flour an 8×8 inch baking dish and line bottom with parchment paper.

2 In a medium bowl, beat eggs with 1 cup sugar until foamy. Fold in flour. Stir in milk and butter. Pour into prepared pan.

3 Place pan on a rack in a hot steamer. Steam over high heat 25 to 30 minutes, until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Invert on wire rack to cool completely.

4 Whip cream with 2 tablespoons sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold in vanilla and liqueur.

5 Slice cooled cake into three layers. Layer with whipped cream and strawberries. Serve at once.

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