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Strawberry and Cream Parfaits

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Strawberry and Cream Parfaits
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 8
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The one dessert that reminds me most of my childhood in the United States is the Strawberry Shortcake, a rich and creamy cake full of whipped cream and strawberries. Now that I am a mom, I enjoy preparing it for my kids, especially since they are so crazy about strawberries and cream. Since I can’t find the exact cake I used to have, I use vanilla panque, or pound cake. Sometimes I just serve the panque with strawberries and whipped cream right on top. But my kids’ favorite way to enjoy strawberry shortcake is in a parfait.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of strawberries, washed and cut into slices
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla pound cake, cut into one inch squares

Directions

  • 1
    Combine strawberries, cup of sugar and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. Let them rest while you prepare the whipped cream. The strawberries will let off a sweet syrup or juice, which will be important for the parfaits.
  • 2
    Pour the whipping cream and 1/4 cup of sugar in a large bowl and beat it with a hand blender at high speed for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cream is thick and forms soft peaks. Add the vanilla extract, and mix it well.
  • 3
    Constructing the parfaits: Drop a few pound cake cubes into the bottom of a glass. Cover the with some strawberries and syrup they left off, and then top them off with 1 or 2 tablespoons of whipped cream. Repeat with another layer of pound cake, strawberries and whipped cream.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Running short on time? Use store bought whipped cream.
  • tip 2
    If you can’t find vanilla pound cake, you can use a strawberry shortcake cake mix.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • The one dessert that reminds me most of my childhood in the United States is the Strawberry Shortcake, a rich and creamy cake full of whipped cream and strawberries. Now that I am a mom, I enjoy preparing it for my kids, especially since they are so crazy about strawberries and cream. Since I can’t find the exact cake I used to have, I use vanilla panque, or pound cake. Sometimes I just serve the panque with strawberries and whipped cream right on top. But my kids’ favorite way to enjoy strawberry shortcake is in a parfait.
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