My mom often made strawberry shortcakes for us when we were kids. It was my favorite dessert, especially in the summer.
My mom used to cook the berries to create a strawberry sauce, but I prefer them strawberries raw and just marinated in a little sugar. The marinating process softens the berries and brings out the juices, leaving you with the vibrant red filling and a sweet sauce to pour over the rich buttery cakes. Add a big spoonful of lightly sweetened whipped cream for a little extra love!