Wash, hull and crush the berries or fruit. Cover with sugar and set aside until cake is ready. For the cake use 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of butter, 1 cup of milk and 2 cups of flour. Bake in two layers*. When baked spread with butter and cover with half of the crushed fruit. Place second layer on top of this and repeat process. Over all pour sweet cream either plain or whipped.
*Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes and check for doneness. Short cake should be golden brown on top. Do not add Strawberry Shortcake doll to recipe. She was so popular when I was a sprout!