Strawberry Shortcakes

Strawberry ShortcakesLayered pound cake, fresh strawberries, almond, amaretto, and vanilla whipped cream create these pretty and delicious Strawberry Shortcakes.

Strawberry Shortcakes
Makes 6 servings
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen pound cake, thawed and cut lengthwise into thirds
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup sugar, divided
  • ½ cup amaretto, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • Garnish: toasted sliced almonds,
  • fresh mint
  1. Using a 2½-inch fluted round cutter, cut 12 rounds from pound cake layers.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine strawberries, ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup amaretto, and ½ teaspoon vanilla. Let stand for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In another medium bowl, beat cream, almond extract, remaining ¼ cup sugar, remaining ¼ cup amaretto, and remaining ½ teaspoon vanilla with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form.
  4. On a serving plate, place 1 pound cake round; layer with strawberries and whipped cream. Repeat layers once. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Garnish with almonds and mint, if desired. Serve immediately.

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