An 8-inch square steamed shortcake is layered with strawberries and sweetened whipped cream.
INGREDIENTS (for 9 servings):
- 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
Butter and flour an 8x8 inch baking dish and line bottom with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, beat eggs with 1 cup sugar until foamy. Fold in flour. Stir in milk and butter. Pour into prepared pan.
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.
Whip cream with 2 tablespoons sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold in vanilla and liqueur.
Slice cooled cake into three layers. Layer with whipped cream and strawberries. Serve at once.