Elegant Strawberry Shortcake Dessert
Picture yourself on a warm summer afternoon, surrounded by the gentle rustling of leaves and the sweet scent of ripe strawberries. What better way to celebrate the season than with an Elegant Strawberry Shortcake Dessert? This delightful dessert is a symphony of flavors and textures, a true masterpiece that will leave your taste buds singing.
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, washed and sliced
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 slices of homemade sponge cake
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish
- Gently toss the sliced strawberries with sugar and lemon zest in a bowl. Let them macerate for about 20 minutes to release their juices.
- In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add in the vanilla extract and whip until combined.
- To assemble, take a slice of sponge cake and spoon a generous amount of macerated strawberries onto it.
- Top the strawberries with another slice of sponge cake, and then dollop a generous amount of whipped cream on top.
- Garnish with a fresh strawberry and mint leaves.
- Repeat the process for the remaining cake slices.
- Chill the strawberry shortcakes in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Indulge in the elegance of this strawberry shortcake dessert. With juicy strawberries, fluffy sponge cake, and billowy whipped cream, each bite is a taste of pure sophistication.
Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 280, Total Fat – 18g, Sodium – 75mg, Total Carbohydrates – 28g, Protein – 3g
Picture the contentment on your guests’ faces as they savor each forkful of this elegant dessert. The mingling flavors of sweet and tangy strawberries, paired with the lightness of the sponge cake and the richness of whipped cream, create a harmonious symphony of taste. As you take your last bite, the memory of this exquisite dessert will linger, a reminder of the joy that indulging in life’s simple pleasures can bring. So, whether you’re hosting a garden party or treating yourself to a special treat, let this Elegant Strawberry Shortcake Dessert be the highlight of your table and the sweetest note of your summer gatherings.