I grew up with a deep love for strawberry shortcake. I am not sure how or why it started but, by the age of five, I absolutely insisted to be served strawberry shortcake on my birthday (and for every birthday thereafter). I didn't need a sugar laden cake. No neon colored frosting. Just some simple cake, strawberries, and whipped cream and I was all yours.
This is the first time I made true shortcakes instead of a using a sponge or angel food cake in its place. The first batch I forgot the baking powder and ended up with delicious smelling rocks. Sigh. My second attempt lent me dense shortcakes (I should have realized whole wheat flour isn't particularly light). But these little shortcakes were so fantastically delicious that I ate two before I remembered these were even supposed to served with strawberries.
My little whole wheat shortcakes, you are more than good enough for me.