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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Strawberry Shortcake Squares



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

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

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!


Notes:

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


Savor The Baking,
Chineka

12 comments:

  1. My husband would love these! Totally going on the list to make.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Nicole. I'm sure your husband will love them.

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  2. Yummy this looks delish! I love this twist on shortcake.

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  3. Since it has fruit, I think I could talk myself into eating it for breakfast as well as a dessert. You think? I love it!

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    1. This definitely would go good as breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea. Go for it!

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  4. These looks so light and delicious!

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    1. Thanks Jen. They are very light and fluffy.

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  5. You have me craving strawberry shortcakes now!! I love these squares :)

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    1. lol...Thanks Zainab. Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts. :-)

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