Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits. They are sweet with a little tang to them. My favorite cake that my Mom makes is a strawberry cake with strawberry frosting. These strawberry shortcake squares are perfect for those days when you want a light snack. The shortcake is light and is filled with strawberry chunks. A dollop of whipped topping on the the top with a strawberry slice seals the deal.
These squares can be adaptable to your taste preference and would be ideal to bring to many different events. I believe I will bake these the next time I have to bring something to an event. A mixer isn't required and they don't take a lot of time to make.
Strawberry Shortcake Squares
Yield: 9 squares
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted)
2 egg whites
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup yogurt
3/4 cup milk (I used 2%)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup diced strawberries
For the strawberry shortcake squares
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 pan with nonstick baking spray.
1. Melt butter in microwave and let cool.
2. In a medium sized bowl whisk all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined.
3. Add granulated sugar to the melted butter and whisk until combined.
4. To the butter mixture add egg whites, egg yolk, yogurt, milk, and pure vanilla extract until combined.
5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until combined.
6. Gently fold 1/2 cup of strawberries into the batter.
7. Pour batter into 8 x8 pan and smooth top with the back of a spoon.
8. Take remaining 1/4 cup of strawberries and sprinkle evenly on top of the batter.
9. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick is inserted in middle and comes out clean.
10. Let shortcake cool in pan for 10 minutes. Cut into squares. Place squares on cooling rack until cooled completely.
11. Top squares with whipped topping and strawberry slice.
There are only four more weeks until 2015 creeps up on us. I have a feeling this month will go by fast. What is your favorite strawberry dessert?
If you try this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment below, or take a photo and tag it on Instagram or Twitter with #savorthebaking!
Toss diced strawberries in a little flour before placing in batter. This will help them not to sink.
2/3 cup can be made by combining 1/2 cup + 2 teaspoons + 2 tablespoons
Recipe adapted and inspired by Sally's Baking Addiction
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